GM862 Evaluation Kit - USB

Replacement: None. We no longer carry the GM862 module. There is no direct replacement for this kit. This page is for reference only.

This is a complete evaluation package for the GM862 cellular/GPS module. This kit comes with a USB GM862 evaluation board and all the antennas and connectors you need to add cellular and GPS capabilities to your project!

The GM862 USB evaluation board not only breaks out all 50 pins of the GM862, but it also handles all the voltage regulation and allows you to communicate with the GM862 using a computer's serial port.

Don't forget to set the GM862 to use the North American frequencies using the **AT#BND=1 ** command.


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  • Tristate / about 12 years ago / 1

    why discountinue sales for GM862-GPS ?

  • muRata / about 13 years ago / 1

    Why does this board say that Tx is an input and Rx is an output?
    Tx is Transmit and Rx is Receive for serial....
    Tx on serial device(1) goes to Rx on serial device(2).
    Rx on serial device(1) goes to Rx on serial device(2).
    C'mon Spark....

  • baloolguin / about 13 years ago / 1

    did you know if can we pay via western union???

  • Member #205928 / about 13 years ago / 1

    Hi, I've successfully ran this kit powered by USB from my PC. But i'm having trouble to power this kit portably. I tried using usual 9V battery with a battery holder ( but it turned off after 5 seconds i turned it on. Any idea how to power this kit with battery ? tq

  • TimZaman / about 13 years ago / 1

    You realize this is more expensive than buying a $180 kit and a $75 usb eval kit.. right?

    • belphit / about 13 years ago / 1

      What specific products are you making this comparison to?
      Peter B.

      • TimZaman / about 13 years ago / 1

        GM862 Evaluatun Kit (KIT-00479) $174.95
        GM862 Evaluation Board - USB (CEL-00281) $74.95
        will yield the exact same products for $30 less... or am i overseeing something

  • Member #208677 / about 13 years ago / 1

    i need a help to start write coding..anyone please help

    • Here are a couple example codes you can check out:

  • Member #208677 / about 13 years ago / 1

    i had problem with type command. anyone please help

  • Pauly2 / about 13 years ago / 1

    i have a guestion: what is the polarity of the barrel jack? On my board is writing just 5-9 V, but where is the "+" voltage, on the axis or on the external?
    Thank you.

  • Hoffmann / about 13 years ago / 1

    Do this evaluation board provide also the GPS information to the computer ?<br />
    <br />
    I thing NON because nothing is link to the GPS output ... Am I right ?<br />
    <br />
    Best regards
    EDIT : In fact it yes... because we can access to GPS data via the modem USART

  • Hoffmann / about 14 years ago / 1

    DO someone have an appropriate micro + speaker + camera to propose to me ?<br />
    <br />
    I searched on the web, but.....<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Thanks a lot

  • For the life of me I can't get this to work :(<br /> <br /> I use HyperTerminal 9600 8-N-1 Hardware on the correct COM.<br /> <br /> When I press&hold the start it prints: ������<br /> Not particulary useful...<br /> <br /> Any help would be awesome!

    • Sounds like a baud rate mismatch. Contact and maybe they can help you out.

  • Hoffmann / about 14 years ago / 1

    Is there no sim card holder ?

    • Klone38 / about 13 years ago / 1

      There is a sim card holder if you look close at the GM862 label you can see a little shape of a sim card next to a little slot on the side where you put it

  • Victoroza / about 14 years ago / 1

    Dear Sparkfun, I have a question regarding the evaluation board. I can successfully communicate with the board using an USB connection and hyper terminal; however, communicating with Arduino MEGA over the hardware serial port 1 is another question. In the manual it says that for the external communication I need to desolder the TX, RX, DTR, and CTS jumpers. I am not quite sure where they are. Could you please point me in the right direction? Thanks.

  • Donwarr / about 15 years ago / 1

    I had no problems with this board..
    Regestered it to "Rogers Network in Canada" with
    a Sim card. Make sure you ask for voice and data.
    This is a Good first step in evaluating/learning
    GPRS,GSM and GPS with a fair amount of Info. on
    the web....

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