Products for USB Sensing and Control
1040_0 - PhidgetGPS
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Qty: 1000+

Product Features

Measure global position, velocity and heading with the Phidget GPS. Best case accuracy of 2.5m CEP.
Product Description

The Phidget GPS provides the longitude and latitude of the board's position in signed decimal degree format. The position accuracy (best case) is 2.5m CEP (Circular Error of Probability).

The 1040 also provides altitude, heading and velocity as well as the time and date. It will also let you know when it has a satellite fix.

The PhidgetGPS has a 3V rechargeable lithium battery to provide "hot starts" by remembering its previous positions. With a live battery, the 1040 can perform a signal re-acquisition in less than 1 second. The battery provides up to 1 month of operation before having to be recharged. Recharging an empty battery takes 24 hours.

Product Specifications


API Object NameGPS
Position Data FormatSigned Decimal Degree
Circular Error Probable (Best Case)2.5 m
Velocity Error Max100 mm/s
Timing Error Max300 ns
Altitude Max18 km
Velocity Max515 m/s
Tracking Sensitivity-161 dBm
Re-acquisition Time (Hot Start)1 s
Update Rate10 samples/s

Electrical Properties

USB Voltage Min4.4 V DC
USB Voltage Max5.3 V DC
Current Consumption Max110 mA
Backup Battery Life1 months
Battery Charge Time24 h
USB SpeedFull Speed

Physical Properties

Operating Temperature Min0 °C
Operating Temperature Max70 °C

Related Products

The PhidgetGPS can be a valuable complement to the following two products:

The 1040 has been designed to easily mount on top of the 1056 and the 1049 using the mounting hardware included with the product.