Keywords: LinkSprite GPS Shield (w / SD Slot) for Arduino,Linksprite GPS shield,Arduino GPS module,Arduino SD card shield
This is the GPS SR92 module for Arduino with a SD card slot.
This GPS receiver comes with embedded antenna and only needs 5 pins to talk to your Arduino or MCU.
Pin 1: GND Ground
Pin 2: VCC Power supply of 3.3 ~ 3.5 VDC
Pin 3: TX Port A serial data output (GPS out); N-8-1, NMEA v3.00 output
Pin 4: RX Port A serial data input (GPS in); N-8-1, accepts commands from external applications, e.g. SiRFDemo.
Pin 5: 5 PWR_CTRL Hardware controlled power saving pin.
If this function is used, it is usually connected to a GPIO pin of a micro-processor.
"Low": for normal run
"High" or floating: turn off VCC for power saving
Tie it to low if this pin is not used.
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Not only handheld but also any other GPS applications can share the following major features
Easy adoption with best performance
Integrated antenna and EMC protection
Built-in backup battery allowing hot/warm starts and better performance
No external component demand, just connect and use.
Minimum RF and EMI efforts
Small size of 18 (W) x 21 (L) x 7 (H) (mm) with patch antenna of 18x18x4mm.
Fully implementation of ultra-high performance SiRFstarIII single chip architecture
High tracking sensitivity of -159dBm
Low power consumption of 40mA at full tracking
Hardware power saving control pin allowing power off GPS via GPIO
SR-92 could be arranged at best reception location inside housing
Firmware upgradeable for future potential performance enhancements