Rockwell Advanced Architecture Microprocessor

Rockwell Advanced Architecture Microprocessor

The Rockwell Advanced Architecture Microprocessor (AAMP) is a key element of the Zodiac digital signal processor (DSP), which is utilized in the company's Jupiter Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. We stumbled across this miniature silicon spacecraft while examining the AAMP2 microprocessor control unit from this system.

The Jupiter GPS receiver is a single-board, 12 parallel-channel receiver engine that is utilized in a variety of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products, including the famous Boeing 747 and a wide spectrum of other air and space craft. In addition, the unit is also found in handheld, automotive, sensor, and marine GPS devices. The circuitry continuously tracks satellites and provides accurate positioning data using the Zodiac chip set composed of the Gemini/Pisces MonoPac and the Scorpio DSP.


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