Trimble has introduced the Condor family of GPS modules. The new modules feature advancements in signal tracking for applications working in poor signal environments. With their higher sensitivity, performance and faster startup times, the Condor modules enable system integrators to easily add GPS capability to a mobile device with minimal impact on its size or battery life. The new modules are complete, ready-to-go receivers that provide position, velocity and time data with advanced acquisition times. Compatible with active or passive antennas, the Condor receivers can be used in portable handheld, battery-powered applications, such as PDAs, cameras, computer and communication peripherals as well as vehicle tracking, navigation, and security products.
There are three modules in the Condor range. The C1011 module has powerful positioning performance in a small size, 10mm x 11mm x 2.01mm, which is ideal for portable navigation products. It features a 36-ball surface-mount interface Land Grid Array (LGA) that can be electrically connected to a printed circuit board (PCB) by using a socket or soldering it directly to the PCB. The C1919 is a 19mm x 19mm x 2.5mm surface-mount format common with the Trimble Copernicus II and Panda GPS modules. As a surface-mount module with 28 reflow-solderable edge castellations, the C1919 requires no costly I/O and RF connectors. The C2626 module measuring 26mm x 26mm x 6mm uses the popular Lassen iQ form factor. It features a single 8-pin (2x4) male header connector for power and data I/O.
The new modules can generate position fixes with high accuracy in challenging environments and under poor signal conditions (down to -160dBm). The receiver consumes typically 37 mA at 3.3 V with continuous tracking. In addition, the receivers provide a configurable 1 PPS synchronized to GPS/UTC, typically within 25 nanoseconds (one sigma) and an update rate up to 10Hz. The modules are capable of receiving Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) corrections, including the US Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and the European Geostationary Overlay Service (EGNOS). They also support GPS assistance (aGPS).
Steve Ruff, general manager of Trimble’s embedded products, says, “Our Condor family of GPS modules represents a smart alternative to GPS chipsets for a variety of consumer and commercial positioning applications. The modules offer lower development costs, multiple form factors for flexibility, and high-quality positioning backed by Trimble's 30 plus years of GPS experience.”
5 February 2010
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