EU project


Warsaw University of Technology (leader) in a consortium with ChipCraft Sp. z o.o. and Inowatronika Tomasz Radomski realizes a project entitled „Miniature, dual frequency, integrated system for precise GPS / Galileo satellite navigation integrated with an application processor dedicated to IoT devices with low power consumption”, acronym „NaviSoC”, under Measure 4.1 „Research and development” of the Intelligent Development Operational Program 2014 -2020 co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

The co-financing agreement No. POIR.04.01.04-00-0101 / 16 was signed on 17/10/2017 with the National Center for Research and Development.

Value of the project: PLN 6 700 454.84

Co-financing amount: PLN 5 799 779.05

Aim of the project

The development concept of specialized microcontroller for precise satellite navigation meets the growing needs of many sectors of the world economy, where according to estimates 6-7% of European GDP depends on satellite navigation applications.

The aim of the project is to develop, produce, test and demonstrate the dual-frequency, system-on-a-chip for precise GPS/Galileo satellite navigation. The system will be integrated with application processor and will allow for a significant increase in the accuracy of mobile devices. The consortium was established to realize this project. It consists of one scientific entity (Warsaw University of Technology) and the two entrepreneurs (ChipCraft Sp. z o.o. and Inowatronika – Tomasz Radomski).

Within the project NCBiR NR02-0096-10/2011 “Dual-mode blocks of the integrated circuit GALILEO and GPS signal receiver in nanometer CMOS technology for precise positioning of mobile objects” realized in 2011-2014, applicant has developed, produced and characterized integrated circuits forming the so-called chipset – three circuits of complete analogue path of the satellite navigation receiver, which can receive two frequency bands from both constellations Galileo and GPS. Due to its size and the lack of the full integration on the one silicon die the technology did not extend beyond the area of laboratory demonstrations.

The miniaturization of the chipset will be achieved by development of NaviSoC system-on-a-chip by the ChipCraft company in cooperation with the Warsaw University of Technology and with the Inowatronika company. Experience of Warsaw University of Technology from the previous project mentioned above will be utilized. The developed technology will be examined and demonstrated in operational conditions, i.e. in IoT class devices (Internet-of-Things) produced in the course of this project thanks to the cooperation and exploiting experience of Inowatronika company.