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u-blox introduces V2X chip

u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, announced its UBX‑P3 chip for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) wireless communication based on the DSRC/802.11p standard. The chip builds on the success of the u-blox THEO‑P1 and VERA-P1 V2X modules, and the company’s experience as a technology supplier to the existing V2X chip industry.

Developed entirely in-house, the UBX-P3 communicates via the IEEE 802.11p wireless standard, referred to as Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) in the US. The DSRC/802.11p technology is mature and available for immediate deployment of V2X systems.

Offered in a compact 9 x 11 millimeter form factor, the UBX-P3 supports various design options for flexible deployments in the vehicle and the road-side infrastructure. The UBX-P3 concurrently communicates on two channels, which means that safety and service messages can be processed continuously providing greater safety in traffic. Alternatively, it can be used to enable the chip to simultaneously communicate on the same channel using two antennas, thus providing vehicles full coverage with no blind spots.

Samples will be available for lead customers in the course of 2018.

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