Qualcomm Supports NavIC L1 Signals in Commercial Chipset Platforms

First commercial devices supporting NavIC L1 Available in 2025…

Qualcomm Technologies $QCOM this week announced its support for the recently launched L1 signals of India’s Navigation and Indian Constellation (NavIC) in select chipset platforms.

The company, which is working with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), said the collaboration will accelerate the adoption of NavIC and enhance geolocation capabilities for use in mobile, automotive and IoT applications.

Qualcomm to support NavIC’s L1 signals with new products (Image: ISRO).

Qualcomm will offer a solution based on its Location Suite, which supports as many as seven satellite constellations concurrently.  These include all of NavIC’s L1 and L5 signals for location, faster time-to-first fix position acquisition and location-based services, the company said.

“We continue our work with ISRO to further accelerate NavIC’s adoption and to enable more advanced geolocation applications with the latest NavIC technologies,” said Francesco Grilli, Qualcomm’s vice president, product management, in a statement.

Qualcomm said that additional support for the NavIC L1 signals will be available in select chipset platforms starting in the second half of 2024.  However, the company said that commercial devices supporting NavIC L1 signals won’t be available until the first half of 2025.

The company plans to demonstrate its support for the NavIC L1 signals in the Snapdragon Mobile Platforms at its Qualcomm Innovation Forum event in Bengaluru this month.


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