Thursday, February 10, 2011

RXM-SG GPS Module w/Ext Antenna

RXM-SG GPS Module w/Ext Antenna
The RXM-SG GPS Module provides a high quality, highly sensitive GPS receiver with an external antenna
to provide a complete GPS solution for both microcontroller and PC applications.The high-performance  SiRFstar III chipset features 20 parallel satellite tracking channels for fast acquisition of NMEA0183 data  for robotics navigation, telemetry or experimentation.  This GPS Module can connect to a microcontroller  For even a PC (via USB).      A Windows application provides a graphical display of the GPS data and can  even show your location on Google Maps (internet connection required). Four general purpose I/O pins  provide expansion for pin-intensive projects.

SiRFstar III chipset
Outputs raw NMEA0183 data strings to microcontroller
View data graphically on your PC via USB connection
200,000+ correlations
Low power consumption
High sensitivity (-159 dBm)
20 satellite tracking channels
Battery-backed SRAM
11-pin SIP header with breadboard-friendly 0.1” spacing

Key Specifications 
Power Requirements: 5 V @ ~50 mA (typical)
Communication: 3.3 V CMOS asynchronous serial @ 9600 baud default for microcontrollers, or USB for PC
Dimensions: 1.7 x 1.6 x 0.6 in (4.33 x 4.09 x 1.52 cm)
Operating temperature: -22 to +185 °F (-30 to +85 °C)

Application Ideas 
RoboMagellan robot competition
Fleet Management
Positioning and Navigation