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This is a retired product. There is an updated version available: GPS-11858

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Description: Replacement:GPS-11067. We no longer solder pin-headers to these boards so that you can decide whether or not you need them. This page is for reference only.

The Copernicus II is a great new GPS module from Trimble, but the SMD module prohibits immediate gratification. This DIP allows the customer to gain direct access to the pins on the SMD module. The Copernicus II DIP breakout has an impedance-matched, end-launch, standard SMA connector that will mate with our SMA GPS antennas listed below.

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  • 1.1 x 1.25"
  • 0.9" between pins (bread board friendly)


Replaces: GPS-08146

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Customer Comments

  • Hi,

    As I lost some time while connecting this DIP to my PC, here is the scheme of connections for it (assuming that an antenna such as the “Antenna GPS 3V Magnetic Mount SMA” is used).

    My aim was to be able to use “Trimble Studio” on my PC connected to an Arduino on which the DIP was connected.

    Thanks a lot Sparkfun’s staff for this awesome product!

    • Hi Joezawaki,

      I start writing some TSIP C code to extract raw carrier phase data from an Trimble iQlassen receiver. My code will be released under GPL for GNU/Linux, as soon as i have it running right.

      I know, Trimble Copernicus is raw carrier phase capable too.

      I am not sure if the enalbe raw data are disabled in iQlassen firmware. As you have an Copernicus, i wonder if you have tested this feature.

      Have you done this ?

      thx very much,

      julio menezes

      PS: thx for share your breakout PCB. I set 0x35 message byte3 bit0 to 1, enable raw. i am talking and decoding several messages, all ok but no 0x55 raw data appears.

    • Thanks for posting this, I’ve been struggling with getting all the connections right! I presume the >< on the image indicates a pin you leave unconnected?

  • “0.9” between pins"

    Somehow that doesn’t sound right.

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