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GPS 12 satellite receiver for automotive and mobile systems

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article image Power consumption is 125mW fully operational.

RTD Embedded Technologies, represented in Australia by Allied DataSystems Pty Ltd , provides a low power wide operating temperature range GPS receiver module, the GPS6160HR.

It uses a fast fix 12-channel low power iTrax02 GPS receiver from Fastrax. This new receiver will work reliably in a variety of installations.

The receiver will work with either 3.3V or 5.0V active or even with some passive GPS antennas.

The power consumption of the GPS receiver is 125mW fully operational.

A fast 1Hz to 4Hz updating rate is achieved using the binary iTalk protocol.

Two output formats are available: the NMEA-0183 ASCII protocol or the iTalk proprietary binary protocol.

Switching between these protocols is controlled with one bit in the internal board control registers.

The latest methods are used for fast GPS fix and reliable tracking in difficult moving environments.

Two status LEDs indicate system state. One indicates GPS fix and the other indicates the selected protocol either binary or NMEA.

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