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SiRF 3 GPS


#1

I recently bought the SiRF 3 GPS for my FEZ Mini. I want to get the specifications on the device itself. I am curious to know if it is weather proofed. I see that it has magnets to attach to the exterior of the car, but what temp and humidity can it operate at?

Thanks


#2

www.olimex.com is the maker. Please check thier website


#3

Found all these specs on Olimex website.

MOD-GPS GPS SIRF STAR III MODULE WITH INTERNAL PATCH ANTENNA 2 METER CABLE AND UEXT CONNECTOR

INFO:
We have evaluated about dozen of different GPS receivers before selectiong this one and we found this to be the most sensitive and with the least power consumption of all devices we tested (Mstar, Skytraq etc), we found that SIRF STAR III chipset allow satelite tracking even withing buildings and with the only 38mA power consumption this device beats all other we have tested.

FEATURES:

Built-in SiRF Star III chipset
200,000 effective correlators for fast TTFF
20 channels All-In-View tracking
Cold/Warm/Hot start time: 42/38/1 sec. (average)
Reacquisition time: 0.1 sec.
Superior sensitivity: -159dBm tracking
Ultra low power design (38mA, typical)
Frequency L1, 1575.42MHz
C/A Code 1.023MHz chip rate
Power DC 3.3 ~ 6V, typical 5V
Internal Back-up battery 3.0V, 5.5mAh, Lithium battery
Back-up Current 7µA typ.
Update Rate 1 Hz (max.)
Accuracy Position 5 - 25m CEP without SA
Velocity 0.1m/sec, without SA
Time 1µs synchronized to GPS time
Altitude <18,000m (60,000 feet)
Velocity <515m/sec (1,000 knots)
Acceleration <4G
Motional Jerk 20m/sec3 max.
GPS Protocol NMEA0183
Interface RS232 CMOS, 19200 bps, 8N1
Build-in low noise, high gain active antenna
UEXT connector allow this device to be interfaced to all Olimex boards with UEXT connector
Super-cohesive magnetic for installation
Operating Temperature -40 °C ~ +85 °C
Storage Temperature -55 °C ~ +85 °C
Relative Humidity 5% to 90% non-condensing
Size: 47.0 (L) X 39.0 (W) X 16 (H) mm
Weight: 66.6g

MOD-GPS water proof sealed with magnet for attachment to metal surfaces, with 2 meter cable for UEXT connector