GPS Expansion Board for Onion Omega

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The GPS Expansion Board for the Onion Omega is a USB-based expansion that allows your Omega to pinpoint its location using both GPS and China’s BeiDou satellite positioning systems. The GPS Expansion also comes with an onboard GPS antenna, as well as a built-in U.FL connector to attach your own antenna.

Each of these expansion boards provides up to 1.8m accuracy, 66 search channels, 22 tracking channels and -165dBm sensitivity with a 10Hz update rate.

The Onion Omega boards we carry are separated into three different categories: Mainboard, Dock and Expansion Board. Although this board falls into the Expansion Board category, it is not equipped with a 30-pin Expansion Header, so you will still need a dock with a USB Host like the Mini Dock, Expansion Dock or Arduino Dock R2.

  • Accuracy: 1.8m
  • Search channels: 66
  • Tracking channels: 22
  • Sensitivity: -165dBm
  • Update rate: 10Hz

GPS Expansion Board for Onion Omega Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

1 Soldering

Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

2 Programming

Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Customer Comments

  • This is probably a silly question but would this work on a regular PC with a Linux based OS?

    • Yes! In fact it works on my Windows 7 PC. You might need a driver for Linux, but Windows found and installed the driver for me automatically.

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