Product Tag - GPS

  • Raspberry Pi+ GPS Expansion Board

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    This is an GPS expansion board designed specifically for the both the version 1,2 and 3 Raspberry Pi+ Models.

    This board is designed for applications that use a GPS connected via the serial ports to the Raspberry Pi such as timing applications or general applications that require GPS information. To facilitate PPS the time pulse output is connected to a GPIO so you can utilize this board to give NTP PPS discipline. PPS does not work without an antenna.

    This board is equipped with the latest Ublox MAX-M8Q positioning module and high quality filtering capacitors and inductors throughout. The MAX-M8Q features a RTC Crystal, very low power usage and high performance. Although not a true timing module it is more than adequate for a Pi based NTP Server. Its worth noting the module can, with a serial command, be placed in “Stationary” dynamic mode which is the default mode for the much more expensive timing modules.

    The board features an SMA connector for an active patch antenna (see related products) power and PPS LED's. On the top is a super capacitor which can be used to retain any custom settings in the event of power loss (If the module is commanded to do so ). The MAX-M8Q is connected via serial to the Pi and the PPS is connected to GPIO18 (pin 12).

    A 2×20 way header is supplied and 2 suitable standoffs providing a very robust solution. The board follows Raspberry Pi's HAT physical layout with camera and display port notches. It is possible to stack additional HAT's on top of this board with the stacking header.

    To use this board to make a Stratum 1 NTP Server please follow these instructions here : http://ava.upuaut.net/?p=726

    Datasheet available here

    For the communication protocol see the u-blox 8 / u-blox M8Receiver DescriptionIncluding Protocol Specification.

    (The command to save settings is CFG-CFG)

    $39.95
  • SMA to MCX GPSDO Pigtail – 12″

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    • Connects the Airspy R2 clock input to a SMA connector.
    • Used to connect the GPSDO MINI to Airspy Reference input.
    • 12″ in length
    $9.95
  • uBLOX MAX-M8C Pico GPS Breakout with Chip Antenna

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    This is new version of the popular pico break outboard, now with SCL & SDA. The board is assembled with a uBLOX MAX-M8C module, chip antenna and a decoupling capacitors.

    This board has VCC, GND and RX & TX, SCL & SDA for I2C.

    IMPORTANT : This module has no onboard voltage regulation so a clean regulated 1.8 – 3.6v power is required. If you want to link this to your microcontroller you must ensure it runs at 1.8 to 3.6v on the serial/I2C or you will risk damaging this module. Arduinos/PC Serial generally run at 5V so you will need a level converter.

    There is no provision for battery backup (V_BCKUP is hard tied to VCC).

    The MAX-8 family delivers all the benefits of the u-blox 8 GPS platform in a more compact form factor than ever before: high-sensitivity, intelligent power management.

    MAX comes in an ultra-compact, easy-to-mount 9.7mm x 10.1mm LCC package, and supports temperatures down to -40'C.

    Supports temperatures down to -40'C
    UART interface.
    RTC crystal for faster warm and hot starts
    Suitable for HAB Usage Max Altitude 50,000 meters / 164041 feet in Flight Mode.
    Supply Voltage 1.8 to 3.6V

    This module is designed to be as light as possible, weight is very light at 1.5g

    $26.95
  • uBLOX MAX-M8Q 3.3V SAW/LNA GPS Breakout With Sarantel Antenna

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    This is an assembled breakout board with a uBLOX MAX-M8Q module, front end LNA and Filter.

    The board incorporates an Infineon front end SAW filter and LNA for enhanced performance and faster lock times.

    We have two versions available. This one is suitable for 3.3V microcontrollers and logic levels.

    Suitable for HAB Usage Max Altitude 50,000 meters / 164041 feet in Flight Mode.

    The module is supplied with a 2.54mm 8 way header and a super cap for hot start/setting retention.

    The board is constructed on 1.6mm PCB and utilities the Sarantel/Maruwa SL-1252 Quadrafilar Antenna offering great omnidirectional performance and rejection of out of band signals.

    On the header are TX, RX, EN(Enable – turns on the level convertor on 5V boards), TP (PPS Output), 3/5V Supply I2C SCL/SDA and GND.

    The MAX-M8Q delivers all the benefits of the u-blox 8 GPS platform in a more compact form factor than ever before: high-sensitivity, intelligent power management.

    Supporting temperatures down to -40’C and featuring a TCXO for better power saving and quicker startup.

    The breakout has the following dimensions :

    3V Version 48.5mmx21mm (board edge to top of antenna) x1.6mm (13.2mm antenna diameter) approximately – Weight 10g

    As per the data sheets the MAX M8Q can use up to 22mA under acquisition (5mA in power save mode once tracking).

    The default baud rate is 9600bps.

    For getting started with this module see this wiki article : http://ava.upuaut.net/?p=738

    Datasheet : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63720513/HAB%20Supplies%20Datasheets/HAB-BO-M8Q.pdf

    $45.95
  • uBLOX MAX-M8Q 5V SAW/LNA GPS Breakout With Sarantel Antenna

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    This is an assembled breakout board with a uBLOX MAX-M8Q module, front end LNA and Filter.


    The board incorporates an Infineon front end SAW filter and LNA for enhanced performance and faster lock times.


    We have two versions. This one is suitable for interfacing with 5V microcontrollers such as the Arduino. The 5V version comes with suitable level convertor for serial/I2C and 3.3V regulator to ensure safe operation and interfacing. If the 5V version is connect to an Arduino you can still program the Arduino as the serial level convertor defaults to off.


    Suitable for HAB Usage Max Altitude 50,000 meters / 164041 feet in Flight Mode.


    The module is supplied with a 2.54mm 8 way header and a super cap for hot start/setting retention.


    The board is constructed on 1.6mm PCB and utilities the Sarantel/Maruwa SL-1252 Quadrafilar Antenna offering great omnidirectional performance and rejection of out of band signals.


    On the header are TX, RX, EN(Enable – turns on the level convertor on 5V boards), TP (PPS Output), 3/5V Supply I2C SCL/SDA and GND.


    To use the 5V module you will need to pull the EN line high (just attach it to the 5V line).


    The MAX-M8Q delivers all the benefits of the u-blox 8 GPS platform in a more compact form factor than ever before: high-sensitivity, intelligent power management.


    Supporting temperatures down to -40'C and featuring a TCXO for better power saving and quicker startup.


    The breakout has the following dimensions :


    5V Version 51.8mmx21mm (board edge to top of antenna) x1.6mm (13.2mm antenna diameter) approximately – Weight 10.3g


    As per the data sheets the MAX M8Q can use upto 22mA under aquisition (5mA in power save mode once tracking).


    The default baud rate is 9600bps.


    For getting started with this module see this wiki article : http://ava.upuaut.net/?p=738


    Datasheet : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63720513/HAB%20Supplies%20Datasheets/HAB-BO-M8Q.pdf

    $54.95
  • uBLOX MAX-M8Q GPS Breakout for Active Antennas

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    This is an assembled breakout board with a uBLOX MAX-M8Q-10 module and SMA female connector suitable for connecting to a suitable active patch antenna (See related products).

    Suitable for HAB Usage Max Altitude 50,000 meters / 164041 feet in Flight Mode.

    The board is constructed on 1.6mm PCB and features a PPS LED and Supercap for retaining settings through power cycles. Improved power filtering over previous versions.

    On the header are TX, RX, TP (PPS Output), 3V Supply (2.7V to 3.6V), I2C SDA/SCL and GND.

    The MAX-M8Q delivers all the benefits of the u-blox 8 GPS platform in a more compact form factor than ever before: high-sensitivity, intelligent power management.

    Supporting temperatures down to -40’C and featuring a TCXO for better power saving and quicker startup the MAX M8Q is an ideal module.

    As per the data sheets the MAX M8Q can use upto 22mA under aquisition (5mA in power save mode once tracking).

    The breakout has the following dimensions : 22mmx22mmx1.6mm approximately.

    The default baud rate is 9600bps.

    $33.95