• GPS Lure for MinnowBoard Turbot - GPS Applications

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Item #: GPS-LURE
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GPS Lure

NEW - The GPS lure is perfect for developing a timing source for your network. With proper setup, this acts as a Stratum-1 NTP clock for your network. 

The GPS Lure plugs into the Low Speed Expansion (LSE) connector on top of the MinnowBoard Turbot.  


  • GPS mdodule:  -165 dBm sensitivity, 10 Hz updates, 66 channels
  • Internal patch antenna + U.FL connector for external active GPS antenna (not included)
  • Labeling on board calling out each pin
  • Built-in data logging
  • PPS output on fix
  • 20 mA current draw
  • RoHS compliant

The board has an internal antenna, but we highly recommend an external antenna with U.FL connector in order to get the best possible signal from your unit. The best signal will be achieved when the antenna is positioned on a surface level with the horizon and a clear view of the sky.

GPS Module Overview:

This MinnowBoard Turbot GPS Lure ultizes the MediaTek new generation GPS Chipset MT3339 to achieve the industry’s highest level of sensitivity (-165dBm ) and instant Time-to-First Fix (TTFF) with lowest power consumption for precise GPS signal processing to give the ultra-precise positioning under low receptive, high velocity conditions. This is a high quality GPS module that can track upto 22 satellites on 66 channels, a built-in antenna or optional external connector, and has an excellent high sensitivity receiver (-165 dB tracking). It can handle upto 10 location updates a second for high speed, high sensitivity logging or tracking. 

The module a revision of POT (Patch On Top) GPS Module with an extra embedded function for external antenna I/O and comes with automatic antenna switching function and short circuit protection, also features a antenna system called “Antenna Advisor” that helps with the detections and notifications of different antenna statuses, including active antenna connection, antenna open circuit and antenna shortage.

Up to 12 multi-tone active interference canceller (ISSCC2011 award), customer can have more flexibility in system design. Supports up to 210 PRN channels with 66 search channels and 22 simultaneous tracking channels, Module supports various location and navigation applications, including autonomous GPS,QZSS, SBAS(note) ranging (WAAS, EGNO, GAGAN, MSAS), AGPS.

The GPS Lure is excellent low power consumption characteristic (acquisition 82mW, tracking 66mW), power sensitive devices, especially portable applications, need not worry about operating time anymore and user can get more fun.

GPS Module Technical Details:

  • Satellites: 22 tracking, 66 searching
  • Patch Antenna Size: 15mm x 15mm x 4mm
  • Update rate: 1 to 10 Hz
  • Position Accuracy: < 3 meters (all GPS technology has about 3m accuracy)
  • Velocity Accuracy: 0.1 meters/s
  • Warm/cold start: 34 seconds
  • Acquisition sensitivity: -145 dBm
  • Tracking sensitivity: -165 dBm
  • Maximum Velocity: 515m/s
  • Vin range: 3.0-5.5VDC
  • MTK3339 Operating current: 25mA tracking, 20 mA current draw during navigation
  • Output: NMEA 0183, 9600 baud default
  • DGPS/WAAS/EGNOS supported
  • FCC E911, RoHS, REACH compliant
  • Up to 210 PRN channels
  • Jammer detection and reduction
  • Multi-path detection and compensation
  • Up to date information can be found on the MinnowBoard.org website here
  • Specific GPS Lure documentation including installation instructions, troubleshooting and more can be found here
  • A companion Installation video tutorial can be found here
  • Note: All I/O on the Low Speed Expansion is at a 3.3V levels. THE PINS ARE NOT 5V TOLERANT.

Warranty and Support Information

  • 10 Day Returns
  • 90 Day manufacturers warranty
  • All specifications subject to change without notice