The accuracy of Unicore GNSS receivers ranges all the way from meter, though sub-meter and centimeter, down to the millimeter level.

Using our own unique technology Unicore has successfully developed and fielded series of multi-system, multi-frequency, high-performance System on a Chip (SoC), and a range of high-precision, board-level GNSS receivers and navigation/timing modules.

Applications include Continuously Operating Reference System (CORS) reference stations, survey & mapping, precision agriculture, positioning & heading, vehicle monitoring, autonomous vehicle navigation, and precision timing – along with a number of other

Unicore is a one-stop provider of GNSS SoC chips and GNSS receivers, with extensive experience in the design, verification, development, implementation and production of highly integrated ICs, along with multi-system high-performance GNSS baseband algorit

Unicore Communications, Inc. is a technology company focused on the design & development of highly integrated ICs, algorithms and GNSS receivers.

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Unicore made a debut on CES2018, displaying its UFirebird UC6226 chip and a series of high-precision/standard-precision products and opening up the application markets of consumer electronics, intelligent driving, and UVAs.



Unicore CEO Dr. Huang Lei was invited as a representative of the development team of Beidou GNSS Chip to Hunan TV's Chinese New Year's Gala 2018.



Participated in CITE2018, won the Innovative Product Award with its UFirebird-UC6226 Chip, and was elected as one of the Top 10 Chinese IoV Innovation Companies.

Unicore debuted its whole-line products official on the opening of the Center of Excellence "China-Arab BDS/GNSS Center-AICTO".

Unicore successfully organized the company's 9th anniversary ceremony cum the 7th badminton contest.



Unicore took part in CSNC2018, releasing the UM220-IV modular products series and initiating the UFirebird IoT strategic collaboration.



Unicore made a debut on MWCS2018, displaying its Cloud + IC solution.

As a leading professional developer of high performance satellite positioning and multi-sensor fusion algorithm, Unicore signed a strategic partnership agreement with DT mobile on 5G Intelligent Connected Vehicles(ICVs).



Unicore GNSS SoC became the only Beidou chip on display on the exhibition, “The Road of Rejuvenation”, at the National Museum of China, evidencing the company's leading R&D strength.



Unicore participated in the annual conference of GNSS and LBS Association of China(GLAC) and put on show its new technologies, new products and application achievements.



Unicore participated in InterGEO2018, releasing its CLAP-B Inertial Navigation System products.

Best performer in national multi-system GNSS SoC(BB+RF) test in 2018.



Unicore sped up its pace in the development of high-precision timing technology, its "GNSS-based High Precision Timing Method" was granted a patent by National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA), and its UT-4B0, an all-system full-frequency high-precision timing product, was released.



Participated in IC China2018, and attracted much attention for its achievements in the development of all-system chips and products.

It was announced in a press release by State Council that the construction of the Beidou-3 system had completed and the system had begun providing navigation service worldwide. Unicore responded to the news immediately and gave measured data with its products, demonstrating the high-precision, high-reliability, and high-availability of the Beidou-3 system.


China National Administration of GNSS and Applications (CNAGA) issued a white book, the Application Cases of the Beidou Satellite Navigation System, in which Unicore's all-system products were among the "first recommended" in their domains and multiple Unicore-Inside solutions were included in the book.

April 2017



May 2017

Unicore released UFirebird-UC6226, the smallest 28nm GNSS SoC, targeting IoT market.

Unicore released the smallest(3x4mm) multi-mode multi-frequency high precision RTK positioning/heading module-UM482

UnicoreNebulas-II series products fully support the Galileo system, and are listed in the USEGALILEO website :

Unicore’s holding company BDStarreached a strategic cooperation with China’s domestic bicycle sharing company ofo


June 2017

Unicore UR380 high precision receiver been added to the International GNSS Service (IGS) receiver/antenna recommendation list,


June 2017

UnicoreshowcasedCommando Wing---China AUVSC Show and Conference


July 2017

BDStaracquires Canada-based RX Networks Inc., to drive its business model of Location-based Cloud Service + IC/IP(Unicore) and to provide enterprise, trade and common users with fast and precise positioning services, products and solutions. 


August 2017

Unicore high precision GNSS receiver successfully supported “The Belt and Road” China-Russia BDS and GlonassJoint Test


September 2017

Unicore introduced new generation of high precision positioning and heading module for the oversea market inInterGEO.


ION GNSS+ 2017 was held in Portland, USA, Unicore representative made a report at the meeting.

UnicoreUFirebird low power GNSS SoC and UM4B0 module won first prizes for the satellite navigation science and technology progress award


October 2017

In Unicore/NavInfo cooperation project, PPP products passed acceptance, to achieve centimeter level positioning accuracy


November 2017

The successful launch of Beidou-IIIsatellites has opened up a new era in the global networking of the Beidou satellite navigation system, Unicore took the lead in capturing the Beidou-3 new system signal


December 2017

President Hu Gang made a report on behalf of Chinese experts in the ICG12 conference


Unicorewon prize for the nineteenth China Patent Award

January 2016
Unicoremulti-system multi-frequency GNSS SoC chip is awarded 2nd prize of National Science and Technology Progress, which is the first time for a domestic GNSS company to win this honor.


May 2016

Unicore released first multi-system multi-frequency high precision GNSS module - UM332


May 2016

Unicore release smallest 40nm Beidou GNSS SoC ---MockBird-UC6225


May 2016

Unicore multi-system multi-core GNSS SoC-UC4C0 won CSNC2016 satellite navigation Promotion Award - innovation contribution award


June 2016

Unicoreis invited to participate in the "12th Five-Year" scientific and technological innovation achievement exhibition


July 2016

Unicore announced its new enterprise vision and mission - --


Smart positioning for anything, anywhere, anytime.



To be a world's leading supplier of core products and solutions for advanced space-time sensing and transmission


Core Values:

Honesty, Integrity, Tenacity, Innovative, Boundaryless Responsibility


September 2016

Unicore multi-system multi-core and high-precision navigation/positioning GNSS SoC-Nebulas II, andmulti-system multi-frequency anti jamming baseband GNSS SoC-Bumbeewon first and 2ndprizes respectively of 2016 satellite navigation technology progress


October 2016

Unicore showcased in international conferences of ION and InterGEO


November 2016

UR380 receiver won BDS GBAS project, Unicore’s high precision GNSS boards accounts for 80% of the BDS GBAS system


December 2016

The annual sales of high-precision board increased by more than 70%, which is recognized by the leading customers in new industry. UB280 and UB351 widely adopted in UAV, robots and locomotives applications

December 2015
National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund invested BDStar, supporting Unicore’s GNSS SoC development.


December 2015
Unicore won the bid of BDS GBAS System, UB380 being the most popular GNSS Board adopted in the project.


December 2015
Unicore won China National Science and Technology Progress Award, which is the first time for a domestic GNSS company to win such a high level prize.

November 2015
UC221 Inside Tracker applied in “Ultra Tour Mt Siguniang” September 2015 Unicore Showcased at ION GNSS+2015 and InterGEO2015


August 2015
Unicore passed the AEC-Q100, which is the first time for a domestic GNSS SoC chip to pass this reliability criteria test.


May 2015
Release UC4C0---Multi-System Multi-Core High Precision GNSS SoC 2015 Unicore High precision board has been awarded first prize for “Science and Technology Progress Award of Satellite Navigation and Positioning”

December 2014

Unicore Humbird(UC220) was awarded Beijing Science and Technology Award


December 2014

Unicore won the bid of BDS GBAS System stage 1, Unicore high precision boards are the only choice of all the project winners.


October 2014

Unicore showcased in MOSCOW Open Innovations Forum


September 2014

Unicore High precision board was awarded first prize for “Science and Technology Progress Award of Satellite Navigation and Positioning”


September 2014

Unicore showcased in 2014 ION GNSS+


July 2014

Unicore Inside support Tsinghua Africa Volunteers to research Wild Life Protection


June 2014

Unicore High Precision Receiver won WGDC2014 Most valued Product Award.


May 2014

Attend CSNC2014,was awarded CSNC Product Innovation award Unicore Announces BeiDou/GPS+MEMS GNSS Module, High-Precision Heading Board


January 2014

Unicore Humbird SoC was awarded CITE 2014 “innovative products and Applications"


April 2014

Unicore Multi-System GNSS SoC and high-precision board have been ranked No.1 for three times in the national authoritative competition.

December 2013 
Unicore Humbird(UC221) awarded CSIP “Most Potential Award”

November 2013 
Unicore Multi-System GNSS SoC and high-precision board have been ranked No.1 for three times in the national authoritative competition.

October 2013 
Demonstration application of the Dongfeng-Nissan Venucia, the first in-dash application of BDS

September 2013 
Awarded ”Ten Potential China’s Domestic IC Company” and “Best Fabless IC Product” by EE-Times

May 2013 
Unicore announced Humbird(UC220), by far the smallest 55nm BDS SoC.

March 2013 
First provincial-level BDS GBAS was approved and accepted, Unicore’s high precision OEM boards play a key role in CORS and Rover stations.


January 2013 
Unicore announced new Logo

Unicore Multi-System GNSS SoC and high-precision board ranked No.1 in the national authoritative competition.


January 2012 
Nebulas GNSS SoC (UC260) awarded " Zhongguancun Innovation Award. "

January 2011 
CEO Han Shaowei was elected as member of “1000-elite Program” by Organization Committee of the CPC Central Committee


September 2011 
Unicore Nebuals GNSS SoC(UC260) was awarded first prize for “Science and Technology Progress Award of Satellite Navigation and Positioning”

December 2010
Successfully won Wuhan University Project of Beidou/GPS dual-system quad-frequency receiver with UB240-CORS

October 2010
Foundation of Shanghai Subsidary, established in Caohejing High-Tech Park

October 2010
Beijing Headquarter moved to IRICO Building from GEM Center

September 2010
Unicore revealed world ‘s first multi-system multi-frequency Full Beidou high-performance SoC -NebulasTM , Chief Designer of Beidou Navigation System Sun Jiadong, Deputy Chief Architect Tan Shusen researcher, academician Yang Yuanxi, academician Liu jingnan, academician Xu Qifeng launching ceremony with Unicore CEO Dr. Han Shaowei 

August 2010
Successfully passed ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System certification  
November 2009
The international bidding group of GNSS-PANDA (GNSS-Positioning And Navigation Design and Analysis) Successfully won the bid of Galileo Project

March 2009
Foundation of Unicore Communications, Inc., headquartered in Beijing