This is an evaluation board for our various GPS modules that incorporates many new features! This one board supports connection to the various GPS modules sold by SparkFun. Serial interface for USB over the FT232RL and a classic RS232 interface. Power is provided over USB or a DC barrel jack. A power switch, port selection, and serial isolation switches are available.
Note: If using the Lassen iQ module, a piece of tape is needed to cover the exposed header under the module.
On board 5V regulation
Power over USB
Power over 5.5x2.1mm barrel jack (center positive)
12mm Coin Cell backup battery holder
Serial over USB (FT232RL VCP)
Serial over dual RS232 connection
All serial ports broken out
The Copernicus II is a great GPS module from Trimble, but the SMD module prohibits immediate gratification. This DIP allows the customer to gain direct access to the pins on the SMD module. Simply provide 2.7 - 3.3VDC. The Copernicus II DIP breakout has an impedance-matched, end-launch, standard SMA connector that will mate with our SMA GPS antennas listed below.
This revision of the board fixes a few silkscreen errors and adds a jumper between the VCC and XSTBY pins.
Magnet mount antenna for GPS modules operating at 3V. Designed for use with automobiles - the magnet will hold the antenna in place at speeds greater than 100mph. 5 meter cable terminated with standard male SMA connector.
- Gain: 27 dB typ @2.7V(+25°C)
- VSWR: 2.0 dB max
- Voltage: 2.7V~5V
- Current: 8 mA email@example.comV
- Weight: 118g