The GPS Shield for Arduino by Dexter Industries

  • Slides over the Arduino Uno and Duemilanove.
  • Pinning options for SRAM battery and jumpers.
  • All-in-one GPS: does not require antennae.


GPS Shield for Arduino - SUP500F

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Detailed Description

Easily navigate with Dexter Industries GPS Shield.

Dexter Industries GPS Shield for the Arduino slides over the Arduino UNO, Leonardo, and Mega. The shield provides serial data to the Arduino (This design is currently not compatible with the Leonardo or Mega, but will be shortly). Slide on and go outside!

The GPS Shield is drive by the SUP500F Receiver from Skytraq. The receiver is a 65 channel, 10 Hz Receiver with a smart antenna built in. This all-in-one GPS receiver does not require any antennae. Serial interface is via 3V LVTTL.

The shield comes fully assembled and does not require any assembly. Slide it on and go!

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Downloads, Example Code

Technical Specifications

  • Receiver Type: L1 C/A code, 65-channel Venus 6 engine.
  • Position: 2.5m CEP
  • Velocity: 0.1m/sec
  • Time: 60ns
Startup Time:
  • 1 second hot start under open sky
  • 29 second cold start under open sky (average)
  • Reacquisition: 1s
  • Sensitivity: -161dBm tracking
  • Update Rate: Supports 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8 / 10 Hz update rate (1Hz default)
  • Dynamics: 4G (39.2m/sec2)
  • Operational Limits: Altitude < 18,000m or velocity < 515m/s
  • Serial Interface: 3V LVTTL level
  • Protocol: NMEA-0183 V3.01 GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPRMC, GPVTG*1 9600 baud, 8, N, 1
  • Datum Default: WGS-84
  • Input Voltage: 3.0V ~ 5.5V DC
  • Input Current: ~33mA tracking
  • Operating Temp: -40oC ~ +85oC
  • Storage Temp: -55 ~ +100oC
  • Humidity: 5% ~ 95%