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GPS Module with Integrated Ceramic Antenna
This product us RoHS compliant This product is PbFree This product is CE

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Updated on 06 Feb 2010

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The GPS-PA5 is the second generation of the popular GPS receiver modules. It has a finely tuned highly sensitive Patch on Top (POT) ceramic antenna utilizing SmartAntenna technology. This SMD type POT GPS module is now smaller than ever and is an ideal solution for those who wish to incorporate GPS functionality into their design without having to worry about RF noise interference or any additional antenna fine tuning adjustment. Due to its high sensitivity, it is able to excel in tracking performances under urban landscapes or other environments where GPS signals can be difficult to acquire. The module is powered by the MediaTek Inc. (MTK) 51 channel Single Chip GPS solution.

The module has a compact design with excellent tracking performance, accurate positioning, extremely high sensitivity and ease of integration into any design.  All this makes the GPS-PA5 the best choice for any system designer who wishes to simplify GPS system integration in to their embedded application.


  • Based on MediaTek Single Chip Architecture, MT3318 51 channel.
  • SMD type total solution with integarted fine tunned active patch antenna on top
  • Board Dimensions : 25.8mm x 25mm x 6.8mm.
  • Patch Antenna Dimensions : 25mm x 25mm x 4mm.
  • L1 Frequency, C/A code, 51-channels.
  • High Sensitivity : Up to -158 dBm tracking, superior urban performance.
  • Position Accuracy : < 3m CEP (50%) without SA (horizontal).
  • Max. update rate: 5Hz (optional by firmware).
  • Cold Start : under 36 seconds (Typical).
  • Warm Start : under 34 seconds (Typical).
  • Hot Start : under 1 second (Typical).
  • UART interface, 4800 baud.
  • Supports NMEA0183 V3.01 data protocol.
  • Low power consumption : 58mA during acquisition, 39mA during tracking.
  • Low shut-down current consumption : 15uA (typical).
  • Suitable for UMPC / MID , GPS handheld, AVL type GPS solution.
  • RoHS Compliant.

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