GPS Micro-Mini with SMA Connector

Replacement: None. We are no longer selling this GPS module, but have a look at the rest of our GPS selection. This page is for reference only.

This is a tiny GPS module that uses the MN5010HS module in conjunction with a SMA antenna connection for active antennas. Built in LNA makes for reliable locks from satellites. Selectable baud rate and NMEA and SiRF outputs from a jumper on the back of the board. Comes with all relavent pins broken out, including a VCC, RX, TX, and GND header for an easy plug in connection to our FTDI USB to Serial board.

The MN5010HS has the same size and similar footprint to the MN1010. The MN5010HS has improved sensitivity, an integrated LNA, built-in RTC, and integrated single power supply making it very simple to use.

Note: To send a NMEA command to the module, you need to send a /r/n or hit Ctrl-Enter to send the command from a terminal program.

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  • 20 channel tracking
  • SiRF III based chipset
  • 1Hz update rate
  • Integrated LNA
  • Single 3.30-5.5V supply
  • 3.3VDC TTL serial interface
  • Selectable 4800bps NMEA (default), 57600bps SiRF and NMEA.
  • Power: 36mA @ 1.8V
  • Sensitivity: -159dBm
  • Accuracy: <3m
  • Hot start: 1 Seconds
  • Cold Start: 35 Seconds
  • Supports SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS)
  • LED toggles during a lock
  • 0.7x1.2"


Looking for answers to technical questions?

We welcome your comments and suggestions below. However, if you are looking for solutions to technical questions please see our Technical Assistance page.

  • Member #217887 / about 13 years ago / 1

    I try to get data from the GPS board GPS-09159, but I get something like: σ²rΉ9ωNn>>>NnNϊω6:NnN>Nn>>"NnNϊω6:Nn
    This is neither NMEA nor SiRF command
    Could somebody help me?

  • Member #209625 / about 13 years ago / 1

    I have gotten one. The Problem is that it is sending only $GPVTG field. Do I need to configure it for receiving other fields as well...? If yes, then how..?

  • Edwin J. / about 13 years ago / 1

    I did order a couple of these in order to get a sync time stamp available by PPS signal. Unfortunatly the gps does not always get a direct fix. Or it does get a fix, but no PPS. Does anyone knows why this is happening? I used the external GPS antenne in a wide open field. Is this just the GPS chip / breakout board or is there something i need to know more?

  • jerryl / about 14 years ago / 1

    Do you know of Any commercially available GPS chip that will work above 60,000 feet? I doubt it because that is a built-in limitation required by law. We don't want to make it easy for the "dear leaders" to aim their ICBMs.

  • iino / about 14 years ago / 1

    I am using these ten modules.
    It operates first without trouble.
    However, time information put it away after a delay of one second while most modules' using it.
    It remains being one second late though I did ColdStart.
    1. Isn't there method of the return to the first state?
    2. Does not another have the person who got this symptom?
    Please give information to me when there is a person who is using it.

  • abergeron / about 14 years ago / 1

    I'm confused about this one... do I need an external antenna? Is the SMA connector for and optional, more powerful antenna?

    • Yes and Yes. The connector is for an antenna, and it requires one. Check the related products for a suitable GPS antenna.

  • bloggis / about 14 years ago / 1

    Can you provide the value of U3, the coil of the bias-tee for powering the antenna please?

  • sblaszak / about 14 years ago / 1

    THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET). This doesn't matter to most people, but is important to hobbyists that take part in high altitude weather ballooning, amateur rocketry, etc. Someone I know mistakenly purchased a unit with a similar limit for ballooning and I'm hoping to save people from making the same mistake.
    I'm going to post this in the comments section of all similarly limited Sparkfun GPS products in the hope of saving someone from from making the same mistake. I apologize if the Sparkfun guys consider this spamming, that isn't my intent. It, also, isn't my intent to drive business away from Sparkfun. They have an awesome collection of GPS products and many of the other modules don't have this limitation.

    • schnautzk / about 13 years ago / 1

      What units here WILL work? I'd like to see a nice summarized list of them, but can't find one.

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