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  • ET301 Eval board

    Just recieved it!



    No - it's not my picture...my camera phone just can't get that detailed.

    here's the site:

    http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/pro...roducts_id=780

    Now I'm just waiting to get the antenna from the mp3car.com store and I'll be able to set it up...

    that and I guess I need a battery for it it looks like.
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  • #2
    Hi, Red.

    I've read your post on what you were buying, as well as the OEM GPS Install thread, but I'm really not clear on what the advantage is to the OEM GPS over a USB solution. It seems like much more work, so there must be a compelling reason to do it, I just don't know what it is.

    I look forward to your updates on how this card performs.

    Thanks,

    KevPriest

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    • #3
      Is that a GPS Receiver? JUst plug in a usb cable from the pc to that unit and add an antenna?
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      • #4
        Cheekz - yes

        The benefits to running OEM are a more integrated install, instant on, better sensitivity, better lock, etc.

        Will I notice as much of a difference over the bu-353? Who knows.

        I'm looking for a totally integrated CarPC solution. This is just another part of it.

        No need to find somewhere to put that USB GPS unit now.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Red GTi VR6 View Post

          No need to find somewhere to put that USB GPS unit now.

          Now you need to mount the antenna!
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          • #6
            tags

            i know im old... but if thats your actual board... back in the day when i worked as a bench tech on a surface mount production line... we marked the defective solder joint/problem with a red dot after troubleshooting and sent it to rework.... then they put the green tab on it when it passed test.... but QC should remove the dots... lol... so how does your board look... i would look at the solder joint on the ic where the red dot is pointing to....

            ah ... nevermind i see its the stock photo... lol.. know way i would have let that pic get on the site for the public to see...
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            • #7
              mmmmmmmmkkkkkkkkkaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy........ .....
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              • #8
                I've looked through the spec sheets, but I just can't find it...
                What's the frequency at which it updates the GPRMC data?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by crabbdaddy View Post
                  i know im old... but if thats your actual board... back in the day when i worked as a bench tech on a surface mount production line... we marked the defective solder joint/problem with a red dot after troubleshooting and sent it to rework.... then they put the green tab on it when it passed test.... but QC should remove the dots... lol... so how does your board look... i would look at the solder joint on the ic where the red dot is pointing to....

                  ah ... nevermind i see its the stock photo... lol.. know way i would have let that pic get on the site for the public to see...
                  <ot>

                  That reminds me of when I worked at Bayer Diagnostics, subdivision of Bayer Pharmaceuticals that makes analysis equipment (blood, urine, whatever) that mass-process samples.

                  Anyway, to make a long story short, I was working on one of the muckety-muck's PCs and I happened to glance over at the wall and saw a framed promo poster of one of the analysis machines.. with three monitors.. and the one smack-dab in the middle had a BSOD.

                  Needless to say, he wasn't too thrilled when I explained the irony of the whole situation to him.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DJiK View Post
                    I've looked through the spec sheets, but I just can't find it...
                    What's the frequency at which it updates the GPRMC data?

                    absolutely positively no idea
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Red GTi VR6 View Post
                      absolutely positively no idea
                      When you find out, let me know.

                      If it's more than 1Hz, it might be worth the $100 for me...
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                      • #12
                        I guess I can just email them and ask....
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                        • #13
                          Email back:

                          1Hz.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kevpriest View Post
                            Hi, Red.

                            I've read your post on what you were buying, as well as the OEM GPS Install thread, but I'm really not clear on what the advantage is to the OEM GPS over a USB solution. It seems like much more work, so there must be a compelling reason to do it, I just don't know what it is.

                            I look forward to your updates on how this card performs.

                            Thanks,

                            KevPriest
                            What red bought is not exactly an "OEM module". Its really is a module on a board with all the necessary parts to make it plug and play. As a whole its no different from a standard USB GPS receiver you can buy off ebay but less the antenna with inflated price.

                            You would only use a module if you want to highly integrate it with a tracking device for example, in this case the USB circuitry is not needed. You may wanna work with TTL levels directly fed to the MCU.

                            If you want the OEM feel just for the hell of it. Get yourself a decent USB GPS receiver off ebay with external antenna connection, buy an active antenna. Rip the case open and what do you find is a complete PCB with all the bits in, call that your OEM module if you want.


                            Here is mine :

                            Bluetooth GPS with RFMD chipset and an active antenna.

                            Both are bought cheap off e-bay.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Red GTi VR6 View Post
                              The benefits to running OEM are a more integrated install, instant on, better sensitivity, better lock, etc.


                              No need to find somewhere to put that USB GPS unit now.

                              What makes it lock faster and all?

                              But the USB GPS unit is the same size as this so called evaluation board.

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