Hello everyone! I've read that Broadcom will manufacture its new GPS tracking chip in the nearest future so I am curious - will it find locations more precisely and how to avoid it in case of such need?
asked Mar 26 '12 at 05:29
Recently Broadcom announced its new GNSS location tracking chip called BCM4752. It has a size small enough to fit any kind of smartphone or other mobile device, and it even smaller than other similar chips in about two times. It has also improved work speed when it comes to signal sending and receiving, and it works with four satellite navigation constellations - GPS, GLONASS, QZSS (Japanese system) and SBAS (QZSS and SBAS are using the same frequencies as GPS L1, L2 and L5 bands).
Moreover, Broadcom BCM4752 chip is also tuned for indoor location tracking. To do this job correctly it uses wireless WiFi and Bluetooth connections, and even NFC communications. All those frequency bands along with GPS and other satellite navigation systems will make this tracking chip an absolutely new player on the satellite tracking market. By the way, Broadcom have probably already started its shipments to the mobile device manufacturers.
So you want to know how to get rid of such powerful tracking? It won't be as easy as you want, but it is possible. You can block the signal of Broadcom BCM4752 tracking chip by using a combination of GPS jammers, WiFi and Bluetooth jammers, and also you need to jam the NFC signal. Only in case all those wireless signals be blocked you can be safe from this cunning tracking.