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11 Aug, 2012 21:28:31 BST
Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Up for sale here is a Marine grade external Active GPS Antenna with 2 Fastrax iTrax02/08 GPS receiver modules
It has quite a strong magnet inside so will attach well to ferrous metals and also comes with an adhesive backed Velcro fastener.
The cable length is a nice 5m (approx 15 feet) which will allow you to mount this at some distance from the receiver.
It is rated at 2.4V to 5.0V max 15mA (This has to be supplied by the receiver, no external power source needed).
The connector is a Female FME type on RG-174 Cable, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FME_connector
This would be great to replace a lost or broken one on a Boat / Van or Car.
This Bargain Package also includes 2 x Fastrax iTrax02/08 GPS Modules.
These 2 modules will be of use to someone that wants to experiment with GPS systems.
Technical Interface Description is here: http://www.ko4bb.com/Manuals/05)_GPS_Timing/FastraX_ITrax02_en.pdf
A whole host of details can be found on the internet by searching for "itrax02"
Other components are required to get this working, ie a connector, a few capacitors, resistors.
See datasheet for details.
We have not yet done any development work with these so the only support available is via the internet.
We are intending to get a manual made up for these demonstrating how to use them shortly.
iTRAX02 Key Features:
• Tiny PCB form factor – 26mm x 26mm x 4.7mm (including RF shield and system connector).
• Ultra-low power consumption – 130mW @ 2.7V in continuous operation
• Very Fast TTFF
• Sensitivity –150dBm (Tracking)
• iTALK and NMEA0183 protocols
• Versatile interface ports
• Accurate 1PPS timing output
• iTRAX02/8 – 8MBit Flash Memory - iSUITE SDK Software Development Kit
• iTRAX02/4 – 4MBit Flash Memory - NMEA Engine
Fastrax’s iTrax02 GPS receiver modules enable the
implementation of full-fledged positioning features into any
appliance faster and with less effort than ever before.
Offering industry-leading benefits in performance, size, power
consumption and versatility, the iTrax02 receivers are ideally
suited for both industrial tracking systems and battery-operated
consumer products like mobile phones, asset tracking devices,
handheld computers and sports accessories.
Market Leading System Performance
Ultra-low, user configurable power management makes iTrax02 the
lowest power consuming, complete 12-channel GPS receivers on the
market. Nevertheless, there are no compromises in performance. The
iTrax02 receivers have a navigation sensitivity as low as –150 dBm
making them applicable even for extremely demanding applications
Cutting component costs
Space and costs are reduced due to the cutting-edge technology
architecture in the iTrax02 receivers. All navigational data is stored in
Flash memory with simple commands and thus no back-up battery is
required. This benefit can easily be converted to smaller component
costs and smaller design – crucial parameters for many projects.
iTRAX02/8 – Versatile Programmability
The iTrax02/8 features 8MBit Flash memory allowing versatile
programmability with the iSuiteSDK (Software Development Kit).
Application costs are reduced significantly when no external processor
is needed and the iTrax02 is used as a microprocessor. With fewer
components, cost and application size are reduced.
Quick Start with Easy-To-Deploy Solution
The addition of an antenna and power supply is all that is needed to
make the iTRAX02 operational. The Fastrax support team can provide
antenna design application notes to aid in further refinement of the
antenna design for specific applications.
General: L1 frequency, C/A code (SPS)
12 independent tracking channels
Separate search & acquisition engine
Based on two-chip GPS solution
- RF chip, uN8021
- Base band chip, uN8031
Update rate: 1 fix/s or user configurable
Accuracy: Position: 3m (CEP), 6m 2DRMS
Velocity: 0.2 m/s (50%)
Time: 20ns RMS (static mode)
Reacquisition: 100ms typical (signal reacquisition)
TTFF: Cold Start: 50 s typical
Warm Start: 35 s
Hot Start: 8 s
Quick Start: 3 s
Dynamics: Acceleration: 4 G
Jerk: 4 m/s3
Sensitivity: -150dBm (tracking)
Operating Voltage: 2.7V…3.3V (linearly regulated)
Operating Temp: -40C…+85C
Antenna Supply: Same as board supply or
Separate external supply (e.g. 3.3V)
Antenna: External, passive or active
Power Drain: 130mW @ 2.7V (in continuous mode)
(Active antenna power not included)
I/O Ports: Dual Asynchronous data ports
Dual Pulse Measurement inputs
Protocol: NMEA-0183 V3.0
Proprietary iTALK binary protocol
Processor: Proprietary, 32MIPS integrated 16-bit DSP-core
RISC-like programming under Pre-emptive
Real Time Operating System Control (VSDSP RTOS)
Flash Memory: iTRAX02/8: 8MBits Flash
iTRAX02/4: 4MBits Flash
Dimensions: 26 mm x 26 mm x 4.7 mm
(Including RF shield and connector)
Weight: 4 g
System Connector: AMP 4-353515-0 (RF and I/O)
2 x 20 pin, 0.5 mm pitch
Mating Connector: AMP 4-353512-0
Return policy details
We offer a 14 day returns policy on all new items that are returned unused in their original packaging. All returns must be authorised by BabelDuck Cybernetics in advance, just contact us through Ebay. After inspection a refund (minus shipping costs) will be issued. Any return costs are the responsibility of the buyer. If you are returning a product because it is faulty then, once we have inspected it to confirm, we will issue a full refund including your postage costs.