This GPS module integrates an LEA-6H GPS receiver with a 25x25x4mm ceramic patch antenna, UART serial interface, and USB. The high performance of the u-blox LEA-6H positioning engine enables navigation even in weak signal environments.
Recommended for multicopters in particular, where GPS accuracy is very important. It has active circuitry for the ceramic patch antenna and a backup battery for warm starts. These units will ship pre-configured for ArduPilot Mega use, and the configuration file is available in the Google repository.
This module features a USB V2.0 compatible serial port for power supply and data transfer.
• Micro USB on board
• ublox LEA-6H module
• 5Hz update rate
• High precision 2.5m accuracy
• 25x25x4mm ceramic patch antenna
• Enhanced powersave mode: lower power consumption based on intelligent power management
• SuperSense® Indoor GPS: -160 dBm Tracking Sensitivity
• LNA and SAW filter
• 3V lithium backup battery
• Low noise 3.3V regulator
• Power and fix indicator LEDs
• ArduPilot Mega, Multiwii and Megapirate AIO compatible 4-pin Molex connector
• Exposed RX, TX, 5V and GND pad
Note: This module ships with a buad rate of 38400, 5Hz
Power supply: 3.5~6.0V
Backup power: On-board lithium battery, 5mA
Antenna: 25x25mm patch antenna
Operating temp.: -20°C ~ 60°C
Connector: SMT-pads for 10 pin header, Pitch: 2.54 mm
Serial ports: 1 UART @ 3 V levels 1 USB
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Works great, but despite gentle handling, the USB port broke off while trying to configure it. I bought a replacement hoping the same problem does not occur.
Awesome GPS.I get 8 Sats under 30 sec. Keeps GPS Lock in my bomb shelter of a basement where i get no cell phone service.
This is my first time writing a review, and therefore I'm taking ALL the crowns. Having become Review King, you may address me as 'Sire' or 'Your Highness'.
This is a GPS, not to be confused with GSP, which stands for Groovy Server Pages. It generates dynamic XML and is similar to JSP or something. I don't know, I'm just reading this from Wikipedia. Anyway, you have to admit that's a pretty cool name for a programming language. Pretty groovy GPS, too.
You may wonder, why should I get this one and not the $18 NEO module? Well, I don't know either, because I don't have a NEO module. But what I can tell you is that this one is MUCH better than the NEO can ever be, because not only can you update the firmware on this one, doing so will also allow this module (but not the NEO-6) to lock onto Galileo and GLONASS satellites. Those are the European and Russian systems, for those of you who live in the US of A.
So basically, if you're anywhere NOT in North America - and about 95pcnt of the people in the world aren't - this module will give you better and faster performance than the cheapo NEO-6. Then again, if all it'll do is make you fly it into a building faster, might as well go for the less expensive option. But what do I know? I'm going to look at some more Server Pages. Groooovy.
This is a GPS, not to be confused with GSP, which means Groovy Server Pages. It generates dynamic XML and is similar to JSP or something. I don't know either, I'm just reading this from Wikipedia, but you have to admit that's a pretty nice name for a programming language. It's also a pretty groovy GPS module, too.
Works flawlessly. Received mine with the patch antenna "unglued" to the module board which was handy :)
Acurate and fast GPS lock but would have preferred is it was shrink wrapped for durability
When I got this, I was a little apprehensive, given that others had trouble with the serial port. As it turns out, by using the uBlox u-center application I was able to set up the GPS to output the correct data over the serial port. As shipped, my GPS was not set up to output NMEA packets over the serial port, but was setup to output them over the USB port. I was able to go to the Messages section of the uBlox configuration and correct this and save the setup to FLASH. Works like a charm! I'm still not sure if this is the most cost-effective GPS available, but it appears to work just fine with MultiWii Pro and the standard serial GPS code in the MultiWii 2.1 firmware.
The unit works, signal strength is good, even indoors. Once it has found the satellites and you power it off, after re arming it finds signal really fast. Have not made actual accuracy measurements. Two bad things: 1) antenna is glued with hot glue and it was loose, had to replace it with two sided tape 2) vcc soldering bad is not connected, now I have to cut the wire that came with the unit and lengthen it. Also did firmware update, worked like a charm :) I use it with a APM 2.5 controller, and seems to plug and play - no hassle, works.
needed for Back To Home with HKPilot mega, and lot of more GPS option
awesome so far! really happy with the accuracy of the module so far.