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This product has been retired from our catalog and is no longer for sale. This page is made available for those looking for datasheets and the simply curious.
Description: The GP-2106 is a small form factor GPS receiver with built-in antenna. Powered by the SiRF Star IV, the module can acquire satellites as low as -163dBm. It also has a hibernate mode which can go as low as 30uA while maintaining a hot start.
Note: This module runs at 1.8V VCC, however, you can use 3.3V TTL on the TX and RX pins. Also, the ON/OFF pin needs to be toggled high (to 1.8V) or low in order to turn on the module.
Note: This GPS Receiver does NOT include a connecting ribbon cable. This cable will need to be purchased separately.
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It works as advertised and was easy to design in and use. One thing I wish it had was a 1 mm pin connector instead of the FFC connector. I had to remove the FFC connector and add the pin connector by hand to make it work on the small board I made. The other thing is that the power control is poorly documented. BTW, If you are a Premium member of Geocaching, check out GC3QQMM which uses this module. My current project is a car clock that is always accurate and automatically detects the current time zone and adjusts to it (well, at least for North America).