Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Parallax GPS Receiver Module

The Parallax GPS Receiver with its integrated patch antenna can provide standard raw NMEA0183 strings or specific data from up to 12 satellites via a standard serial interface.

The module provides Current Time, Date, Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Speed and Heading among other data, and can be used in a host of applications, including navigation, tracking systems, mapping, fleet management and robotics.

The Parallax GPS Receiver Module includes a programmable Parallax SX microcontroller and open-source control firmware available.

• Single-wire 4800 bps TTL Serial (bi-directional) interface to any microcontroller
• Provides either raw NMEA0183 strings or specific data
• Simple/Raw mode selectable via I/O control
• Standard 4-pin header interface (0.1 inch spacing)
• 5 VDC @ 115 mA (typical)
• 1.9 x 1.4 x 0.6 in (48 x 35 x 15 mm)
• Operating temperature: 32 to 158 °F (0 to 70 °C)
• Average accuracy: ±5 M position, ±20 M altitude