Stellus Systems’ High-Performance GPS-SDIO Receiver Obtains Certifications in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

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User-friendly, rugged GPS-SDIO receiver is gaining worldwide interest.

Stellus System, Inc., a leading system integrator of wireless communication products, announced today that StarNetTM, Stellus’ high-performance, rugged GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver with a SDIO (Secure Digital Input/Output) interface designed for power conscience consumer-level applications has obtained certifications for Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, StarNet product is already FCC and CE certified. Stellus’ unique design enables mobile devices, such as Smartphones, PDAs or Portable Media Players (PMPs), to receive GPS signals and, together with off-the-shelf GPS mapping software, transforms them into navigational receivers.

StarNet is a GPS accessory that puts In-Vehicle Navigation and find-and-locate capabilities for home or business addresses, ATMs, restaurants and recreational activities (such as golf, boating and hiking), at your fingertips – a map-in-your-hand that helps you get where you’re going.

Stellus’ innovative design combines a high-performance, helix GPS antenna and receiver, with a SDIO interface IC (integrated circuit), in a compact housing that fits in your brief case or pocket and weighs less than one ounce. StarNet consumes less than 200 mW in tracking mode and has an accuracy of 3 meters (CEP – 50% of the time) and 6 meters (2DRMS – 95% of the time). And since today’s mobile devices commonly have a SDIO interface, it is a perfect fit.

“Our product’s unique design is robust and versatile, making it easy to use in mobile devices with SDIO Now! Interface, thus eliminating the need for a Bluetooth connection,” said Craig Conkling, CEO of Stellus Systems. “With our core product now certified in many countries and in volume production, Stellus is seeing worldwide demand for its product, which can be purchased through our country local rep.,, and at Stellus Systems Website,” he added.

“In the future, as new applications for GPS receivers become available, the consumer will no longer need to carry several costly and bulky mobile devices to do the same functions. Simply plug in a Stellus GPS receiver, and location-specific information and services can be retrieved through on-board mapping software or from your wireless connection, whether that connection is cellular or Wi-Fi,” Conkling envisions.

StarNet is available now. In addition, the SSI-UART-1000, a GPS module with UART interface targeted for embedded applications, is also available.

About Stellus Systems:

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stellus Systems is a leading system integrator of wireless communication products that use off-the-shelf Global Position System (GPS) and a Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) interface integrated circuits (ICs) to create a fully-functional system solution for the consumer market. Stellus’ unique solutions are small and compact, and when inserted into the SDIO slot in a mobile or portable product, enable them to be a GPS receiver.

Stellus’ solutions are available for channel resellers, VARs and OEMs to license for resale. The production ready modular designs can easily accommodate modifications to the PCB, external plastic casing and logo, and software drivers per customer requirements.

For more information on Stellus’ product offerings, visit our Web site at


Hunter Smith                    

Stellus Systems, Inc.

Tel: +1-650-353-4222            

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