SparkFun GPS Breakout

This is a more universal GPS breakout board that uses a vertical SMD connector (EM406) which is perfect for the GP-735T GPS receiver that we sell. It features two mounting holes and through-hole connections for wires or headers. This is a lower profile breakout and should prove much easier to use while saving space in any project you need it for!

SparkFun GPS Breakout Product Help and Resources

GPS Shield Hookup Guide

March 9, 2015

This tutorial shows how to get started with the SparkFun GPS Shield and read and parse NMEA data with a common GPS receiver.

Alphanumeric GPS Wall Clock

January 26, 2015

This is a GPS controlled clock - a clock you truly never have to set! Using GPS and some formulas, we figure out what day of the week and if we are in or out of daylight savings time.

GPS Basics

December 14, 2012

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is an engineering marvel that we all have access to for a relatively low cost and no subscription fee. With the correct hardware and minimal effort, you can determine your position and time almost anywhere on the globe.

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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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Looking for answers to technical questions?

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  • Member #419896 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Does anyone know if this breakout board will work with the EM-506 GPS receiver or is it only compatible with the GP-635T GPS receiver?

    • They are compatible. They use the same cable connection. You should verify the pin out of the EM-506 before hooking up power however.

      • Member #419896 / about 9 years ago / 1

        Thanks Toni_K. I do have the data sheet and have reviewed it so I know what pins power, ground RX and TX are..

  • Member #8336 / about 9 years ago / 1

    This looks like a DF-13 connector, but I assume from the other comments that it is not. As previously stated, it would be great if someone would make a DF-13 breakout board. Now that APM has been ported to linux, building a raspberry pi, odroid c1, or edison based drone would be alot simpler if such a board existed because then you could use standard pixhawk accessories easily - GPS/compass units use DF-13, power module uses it, etc.

  • Member #515294 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Can you build one of these with a Hirose DF-13 5 pin connector? Or maybe even a Hirose DF-13 6 pin connector?

    • Member #508046 / about 10 years ago / 1

      I also need this with an DF13 6-pin connector. This way the Pixhawk Flight Controller users can easely check GPS settings and change settings when needed.

  • nsayer / about 11 years ago / 1

    Is this the same connector used on the EM 406A module?

  • What are the two pads on opposing corners of the PCB for?

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