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low-current, low-cost GPS?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by starfire, May 30, 2004.

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  1. starfire

    starfire Guest

    Hi all -

    I'm looking for a small, low-current, low-cost GPS receiver to output
    NMEA0183 code in an embedded, handheld application.

    I've found three different solutions. The first two are from Laipac
    (www.laipac.com) which produces both the TF30 and the UV40 modules. These
    are pretty nice in that they are very small (the TF30 is about 1.2" x 1.6" x
    0.25"; the UV40 is about 0.9" x 1" x 0.25") and use very little power (they
    both state about 200mW at 3.3V, not counting the antenna power). Both the
    TF30 and UV40 are offered through SparkFun Electronics (www.sparkfun.com),
    where they are offered for $78.95 and $81.95, respectively.

    The last solution is the Lassen SQ module. This module is about 1" x 1" x
    0.25" and runs on about 110mW (143mW with antenna) at 3.3V. This module is
    available through Diamond Point (www.dpie.com) but they didn't specify the
    cost of the unit.

    Does anyone have experience with any of these units? Does anyone know the
    cost or availability of the Lassen SQ unit?

    Is there a better solution available?

    Thanks.

    Dave
     
  2. Activ8

    Activ8 Guest

    Call them and keep googling. Maybe someone else knows more, but...

    I kinda remember seeing another attractive deal, so keep looking.
     
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