Microchip joins us for an episode of Tomorrow's World Today this season to discuss effortsthey're making to protect and enhance worldwide GPS signals.
PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) April 24, 2019
GPS has gone from being somewhat of a novelty to something most of us would prefer not to leave home without. But what is being done to keep our location information safe?
Microchip joins us for an episode of Tomorrow's World Today this season to discuss efforts they're making to protect and enhance worldwide GPS signals. They've created a network firewall that not only protects a signal from being wiped out completely but also doubles as a "security guard" that determines if a GPS signal is authentic or a spoof. GPS also is responsible for controlling time and Microchip has engineered a nuclear clock that acts as a protector of time in case we somehow go off the grid.
“Our nation’s critical infrastructure relies on the precise timing provided by GPS to synchronize everything from our financial markets to transportation systems,” said Greg Wolff, director of product marketing in Microchip’s frequency and timing business unit. “As GPS faces more vulnerabilities than ever before it’s crucial that we mitigate these threats to ensure our systems continue running. Tomorrow’s World Today approached Microchip’s Microsemi subsidiary to learn about these vulnerabilities and the solutions we’ve developed to protect GPS.”
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About Tomorrow’s World Today
This cutting-edge television show travels the world in search of innovative pioneers who are creating new ways to utilize our natural and technological resources for a more sustainable lifestyle. Tomorrow’s World Today has a home base in Pittsburgh, PA, one of the nation’s most progressive tech landscapes, home to Duolingo, the most downloaded educational app in the world, and UBER’s flagship location for autonomous transportation.