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

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

  1. cathy88 macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Does anyone know what GPS module the new iPad uses? Ive been trying to find it in google but have had no luck.

  2. TB07-NJ, Mar 30, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012

    TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    US of A
    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.

  3. SporkLover macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2011
    It uses a gps receiver integrated into the A5X system on chip (SoC)
  4. kocoman macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    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

    May 29, 2008
    Tempe, Arizona
    It's my understanding that it is integrated with the Qualcomm chips for cellular data.

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