iPad 4G (3rd Gen) what GPS chip does it use?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cathy88, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. cathy88 macrumors member

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    Does anyone know what GPS module the new iPad uses? Ive been trying to find it in google but have had no luck.

    Thanks
     
  2. TB07-NJ, Mar 30, 2012
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    TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    I think it is integrated in one of "multi-functional" chips, it's not a discrete chip (or maybe it is a discrete chip)?. Broadcom comes to mind from one of the teardowns someone did. Not really sure on the maker. Check ifixit.com, I think they have details at least for the iPad 2.

    This is the iPad 2 from iFixit: It also includes a Broadcom BCM4751 Integrated Monolithic GPS Receiver, which is an update from the BCM4750 found in the GSM iPhone 4.

    http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/48515/Where+is+the+GPS+in+CDMA+iPad
     
  3. SporkLover macrumors 6502

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    It uses a gps receiver integrated into the A5X system on chip (SoC)
     
  4. kocoman macrumors regular

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    It's quite good I think, without inserting a sim card (I don't know what carrier's aGPS signal it would use), I can get usable signal from back seat of car (without windshield) Haven't tried it in a bus yet.
     
  5. drir1990 macrumors member

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    It's my understanding that it is integrated with the Qualcomm chips for cellular data.
     

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