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    I am looking to connect the iGPS-360 GPS using a serial port rather then the USB. I have and and have had no luck in finding the cable or the schematics to make one. I tried the CF Adapter Kit for iGPS-360 and it is not compatible with the VIA MII10000 motherboard.

    Has anyone been able to make a cable for this Mouse?

    I sent this to Pharos to see what they say.

    "I purchased the CF Adapter Kit for iGPS-360. I am trying to get away from the USB connection as it is unreliable. The CF adapter uses a non-standard address space using 03F8-0407 for the I/O range instead of the standard 03F8-03FF range. The motherboard I am using uses the space beginning at 0400 for some of the motherboard resources. I cannot get the unit to work correctly. I would like to use a standard 9pin RS232 for the connection to the PC and pull power from the PS2 connection for the 5V. Do you or any third parties make such a cable and if not can you provide the schematics for such a cable.
    Thanks"
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  • #2
    OK Here is the response:
    Hello,
    Have you tried following the instructions on our website to fix this problem? We do not have a PS2 connection, and we do not have the access/authority to give pin out information. Is your card bus controller manufactured by Texas Instruments or O2 Macro? If it is then the GPS-CF will not work, only the GPS-360 by itself will work (with the USB cable or Bluetooth). Here is the link to our website http://www.pharosgps.com/support/faq-ht3.htm click on the first option and let us know if you have any other questions


    It looks like I am going to have to figure this one out. I have an idea from some sites I found on on how to do this. I have ordered a MAX232 to convert the TTL levels of the GPS to RS232.

    As soon as I know if it will work or not I will post it.

    I am tired of using USB for critical functions. It is just not as reliable as good old RS232.
    If It's Called Tourist Season, Why Can't We Hunt Them?
    I Just Do What the Voices Inside My Head Tell Me to Do.
    The Definition of an Upgrade: Take old bugs out, put new ones in.
    Texas DOS: Y'all reckon? (Yep/Nope)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by KB5WID
      I am tired of using USB for critical functions. It is just not as reliable as good old RS232.
      Too true! Have a look at this - not the same GPS but still may help.

      http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...usb+gps+serial
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      The ultimate CarPC - Wow!

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      • #4
        That is close, but, the gps-360 uses TTL level outputs instead of standard RS232 outputs. The cable I ordered converts TTL to standard RS-232 levels. Without it the PC cannot talk to or hear the PC. The voltages are two low.

        The info I am using to do the cable is from the following web sites.

        http://www.msh-tools.com/GBA/gbagps.html

        http://pharosgps.com/support/igps360_spec.htm

        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...e8e7e6fb7a11db

        The pinout for the GPS-360 is 1. black cable - TXD
        2. brown cable - GND
        3. red cable - RXD
        4. Orange cable - GND
        5. yellow cable - VDD
        6. green cable - GND (seems not connected)

        Remember these are TTL level and not RS-232 standard Levels

        The cable converts 0v & 3.0V or 5v nominal TTL signal to 12v & 12v RS232 serial signal.

        Here is the info on the cable http://www.digitalnemesis.com/catalogue/RLC1/RLC1.htm

        The connector for the GPS is the same as the HP Jordana 560. The connector can be purchased from http://www.gomadic.com/hpjorconplug.html
        If It's Called Tourist Season, Why Can't We Hunt Them?
        I Just Do What the Voices Inside My Head Tell Me to Do.
        The Definition of an Upgrade: Take old bugs out, put new ones in.
        Texas DOS: Y'all reckon? (Yep/Nope)

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        • #5
          Got it working. I will post everything in the morning. I now have the Microsoft GPS working directly off of a standard Serial Port.
          If It's Called Tourist Season, Why Can't We Hunt Them?
          I Just Do What the Voices Inside My Head Tell Me to Do.
          The Definition of an Upgrade: Take old bugs out, put new ones in.
          Texas DOS: Y'all reckon? (Yep/Nope)

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          • #6
            I have desided to scrap the iGPS-360. It is too unreliable. I have figured out that it will not work when it is over 100 F. It is fine for someone who wants to use it with a laptop from time to time. BUt it does not make a good GPS for permanent use. IF someone wants the procedures to make it serial. I did get it to work using a MAX-232 chip.

            I am going with the Axiom Sandpiper II GPS engine board.
            See http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=53448
            If It's Called Tourist Season, Why Can't We Hunt Them?
            I Just Do What the Voices Inside My Head Tell Me to Do.
            The Definition of an Upgrade: Take old bugs out, put new ones in.
            Texas DOS: Y'all reckon? (Yep/Nope)

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            • #7
              KB5WID, old thread but i have a GPS-360 with a USB cable. I want to mod it to work with my PSP Your links say diferent things. txd and rxd pins 1 and 3. The GBA mod says pin 3 is TXD you post says pin 3 is RXD. Which one is it? I wanted to get it working before my trip but im leaving tomorrow. So i will have to play with it when I get back. Thanks in advance.
              Um, I guess this is where you put something witty.WITTY

              My Web site, in the design stage. http://home.comcast.net/~cstrachn

              Modified RRSkinEditor http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=65723

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