This is a retired product, but fear not as there is a newer, better version available: BOB-10496

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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. Please refer to the description to see if a replacement part is available.

Replacement: BOB-09945. We've fixed the silkscreen labeling and consolidated the pins. This page is for reference only.

Description: This is a breakout board to allow simple access to the tightly pitched pins on the GS406, and GS407 GPS units. This board breaks all of the pins out to rows of standard 0.1" spacing header to allow for easy bread boarding, and simple connection while incorporating these GPS units in your projects.

Note: There is an error on the silkscreen labeling. The labeling should be:

  • 1 - 9
  • 2 - 10
  • 3 - 7
  • 4 - 8
  • 5 - 5
  • 6 - 6
  • 7 - 3
  • 8 - 4
  • 9 - 1
  • 10 - 2

Dimensions: 0.8 x 0.9" (20.3 x 22.9 mm)


Comments 10 comments

  • Just a warning: There’s basically no mechanical strength between the PCB and the connector. I took the GS407 module off the board and the connector basically lifted up pulling the copper traces off the PCB…<br />
    <br />
    If you order this breakout board, you might want to use some krazy glue to keep the connector from pulling off of the board (unless you’re going to mount it permanently).

  • Oops, I connected my GS407 IAW the labeling on the breakout board and applied power. Now I get a straight 3V signal from the Tx pin. Did I fry my GPS unit?

    • Thanks for the note on the messed up silkscreen. Now would someone at sparkfun fix the silkscreen layer, verify it correct, and increment the part number such that the next batch of these boards that gets produced has everything correct?

      • These have been fixed and they are on their way. It will be a little bit before they show up, but they will be correct this time. <br />
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        The ‘old’ board still works fine, it’s just harder to actually hook up without the datasheet handy.

    • Please contact Thanks!

  • I agree, silkscreen is wrong.
    This should be fixed or at least noted on the main page

  • BTW, the silkscreen pin numberings are incorrect on this board. They are “upside down”. 1 should be 9, 2 should be 10 and vice-versa.
    Hopefully that will save someone else some time banging their head against the wall.

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you! I just yesterday spent a hour trying to solder one of these… again.

  • We need one of these for the Nokia Colour SMD connector
    …just a thought

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