Adafruit Ultimate GPS FeatherWing

$49.95

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  • Adafruit
Availability: In Stock

Give your Feather a sense of place, with an Ultimate GPS FeatherWing. This FeatherWing plugs right into your Feather board and gives it a precise, sensitive, and low power GPS module for location identification anywhere in the world. As a bonus, the GPS can also keep track of time once it is synced with the satellites.

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SKU: ADA-031 Manufacturer: Adafruit Industries Mfg Part Number: 3133 Categories: , , Tags: , , ,

Description

Give your Feather a sense of place, with an Ultimate GPS FeatherWing. This FeatherWing plugs right into your Feather board and gives it a precise, sensitive, and low power GPS module for location identification anywhere in the world. As a bonus, the GPS can also keep track of time once it is synced with the satellites.

Works with all Feathers except for those with USB-Serial converters that use the UART pins. Right now that means the Feather 328p, ESP8266 Huzzah Feather and nRF52832 Feather don’t work

he Wing is built around the MTK3333 chipset, a no-nonsense, high-quality GPS+GLONASS module that can track up to 33 satellites on 99 channels, has an excellent high-sensitivity receiver (-165 dB tracking!), and a built-in antenna. It can do up to 10 location updates a second for high speed, high sensitivity logging, or tracking. Power usage is incredibly low, only 30 mA during navigation.

The MTK3333-based module has external antenna functionality. The module has a standard ceramic patch antenna that gives it -165 dB sensitivity, but when you want to have a bigger antenna, you can snap on any 3V active GPS antenna via the uFL connector. The module will automatically detect the active antenna and switch over!

Adafruit also added some extra goodies to make this GPS FeatherWing better than a breakout: a FET-driven ENABLE pin so you can turn off the module using any microcontroller pin for low power use, a CR1220 coin cell holder to keep the RTC running and allow warm starts and a tiny bright red LED. The LED blinks at about 1Hz while it’s searching for satellites and blinks once every 15 seconds when a fix is found to conserve power.

The board ships as a fully assembled FeatherWing with GPS module and a coin cell holder. However, the 12mm coin cell is not included – it isn’t required but if you would like a battery backup, a CR1220 coin battery must be purchased separately.

Features

  • Satellites: 33 tracking, 99 searching
  • Patch Antenna Size: 15mm x 15mm x 4mm
  • Update rate: 1 to 10 Hz
  • Position Accuracy: < 3 meters (all GPS technology has about 3m accuracy)
  • Velocity Accuracy: 0.1 meters/s
  • Warm/cold start: 34 seconds
  • Acquisition sensitivity: -145 dBm
  • Tracking sensitivity: -165 dBm
  • Maximum Velocity: 515m/s
  • MTK3333 Operating current: 29mA tracking, 35 mA current draw during navigation
  • Output: NMEA 0183, 9600 baud default
  • DGPS/WAAS/EGNOS supported
  • FCC E911 compliance and AGPS support (Offline mode : EPO valid up to 14 days )
  • Up to 210 PRN channels
  • Jammer detection and reduction
  • Multi-path detection and compensation
  • u.FL connector for external active antenna

Package Contents

  • 1 x Adafruit Ultimate GPS FeatherWing
  • 2 x 16 Pin 2.54mm Pitch Header

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  Difficulty Level

Soldering Skill: Beginner
Prototyping Skill: Beginner
Programming Skill: Beginner

  Product Certifications

  Product Attributes

Weight: 17 g
Chipset:

MTK3333

Typical Accuracy:

Position: 3 Meters, Velocity: 0.1 meters/s

Connector Type:

u.FL

Length:

51mm

Width:

23mm

Height:

7mm

  Warranty Policy

This product has a 30 Day Warranty from the date of delivery. The item must not be modified, abused, incorrectly hooked up, or used for purposes outside the original scope of design.

  Return Policy

This product is returnable Within 14 Days of delivery. Item must be unopened, unused, and in re-saleable condition.

 
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