I got a ublox 5 GPS unit the other week and I’ve been trying to get it work for days, but to no avail.
I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips or advice on what I am doing wrong.
I am using the Sparkfun breakout (GS407) to connect the u-blox to a FTDI cable (Thanks MarkH). and powering it with clean 3.3v.
I used the u-center software to connect to the device. I get the following messages from the GPS unit (all the time):
But this is all I get.
These are the things I have tried:
Flashed the module with the latest firmware
Powered the 3.3v from a Fez Panda
Powered the 3.3v from a 3.3v voltage regulator
Added all the filtering capacitors they suggested
Reset the module back to default settings
Stood outside with it for 20 mins (clear sky)
I have heard that the module requires a good clean 3.3v, so I tried all the options I could. I noticed a voltage drop of 3.1v across the module when it is running, even though I supplied it with 3.3v - Not sure if this helps.
I haven’t powered it with anything but 3.3v, so I’m quite certain I haven’t fried it.
Any suggestions would be really appreciated. Thanks.