Btop10
Wireless bluetooth GPS
User
Guide
Index
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Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………
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1.1 Overview
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1.2 Features
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1.3 Technical Specifications
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Hardware Description
2.1 LED
2.2 Switch
2.3 RF Connector
3. Quick Start
4.
How to activate bluetooth enabled device
APPENDIX A
Earth Datum
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1. Introduction
1.1
Overview
BTC Btop10 wireless bluetooth GPS Receiver is a standalone, high quality GPS receiver, which combines GPS and
bluetooth communication technology together. GPS position data could be sent wireless through bluetooth protocol
without messy cords or cable. This bluetooth GPS receiver could be put in any place for best satellite signal reception
without considering cord issue. Btop10 could meet most general consumer position tracking applications and, furthermore,
could meet professional strictly applications such as car navigation and tracking, digital mapping, outdoor surveying,
security, agriculture..etc.
Through standard wireless bluetooth communication protocol (serial port profile), It could directly link and communicate
with most popular bluetooth enabled electronic devices like PDA/notebook/PC or embedded system, and then becomes a
low cost and high quality GPS system with best portability.
With built in high capacity li-ion battery, patch antenna and compacted size, light weight, Btop10 is easily portable and
can operate independently long period of time without any external power source
Note:
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When using the receiver, it is better to put GPS in the environment of clear view of sky in order to receive
correctly satellite signals.
Features
TheBTop10 provides great features as below.
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Track up to 12 satellites with first fast fix and low power consumption.
SiRF Star II low power chipset
Differential capability utilizes real-time RTCM corrections producing 1-5 meter position accuracy.
Compact size and light weight for best portability
RF connector(mmcx) for external antenna
Bulit in high capacity rechargeable battery and patch antenna keep device operate about 8.5~9 hours
Support bluetooth serial port profile 1.1, class 2 protocol (SSP)
Support NMEA 0183 format with 38400bps baud rate (default)
FLASH memory inside for program upgradeable
Three LED display GPS, bluetooth and battery status
1.3 Technology specifications
1.3.1 Physical Dimension
Size:
Weight:
RF connector:
103 (W) x 61 (D) x 29 (H) (mm)
100g (with battery)
mmcx
(external antenna is optional)
1.3.2 Environmental Characteristics
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Operating temperature:
Storage temperature:
battery charging temperature:
Humidity range:
-10oC to +60oC
-20oC to +60oC
0oC to +40oC
5%~95% no condensing
1.3.3 Power Characteristics
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Input voltage:
Battery:
5VDC
Rechargeable Lithium-ion cell battery(1000mA) with 5VDC battery
charging circuit
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operate time:
8.5~9 hours at battery full charge condition
CAUTION:
1. Due to this GPS built-in lithium-ion battery, so Do not expose GPS and battery to
temperature above 60oC. Do not disassemble or mistreal this GPS and battery.
2. Failure to follow these instructions may present risk of explosion, fire, or high temperature
1.3.4
Datum
Default: WGS-84
Other:
selectable for other datum (refer to appendix A)
1.3.5
GPS Performance
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Tracks up to 12 satellites.
Update rate: 1 second.
Acquisition time
Reacquisition
0.1 sec., averaged
Hot start 8 sec., averaged
Warm start
38 sec., averaged
Cold start
45 sec., averaged
4. Position accuracy:
A) Non DGPS (Differential GPS)
Position
5-25 meter CEP without SA
Velocity
0.1 meters/second, without SA
Time
1
microsecond synchronized GPS time
B) DGPS (Differential GPS)
Position
1 to 5 meter, typical
Velocity
0.05 meters/second, typical
C) EGNOS/WAAS/Beacon
Position
< 2.2 meters, horizontal 95% of time
< 5 meters, vertical 95% of time
5. Dynamic Conditions:
Altitude
18,000 meters (60,000 feet) max
Velocity
515 meters / second (1000 knots) max
Acceleration
4 G,
max
Jerk
20
meters/second, max
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Wireless specifications
compatible with bluetooth 1.1 serial port profile(SSP)
transmitter power:
class 2
transmission range:
up to 10 meters
frequency range:
2402mhz ~ 2480mhz
hopping channel:
79
modulation:
GFSK
receiver sensitivity:
-85dbm
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Interfaces
Connection:
Protocol:
baud rate:
bluetooth 1.1 serial port profile(SSP)
NMEA 0183 format (default), and Sirf Binary format
(GPGGA, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPRMC )
38400, N,8,1 (default)
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2. Hardware description
2.1
LED
: indicate GPS status
: indicate battery status
: indicate wireless bluetooth status
There are three LEDs to show different status:
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Battery LED:
- RED color
- ORANGE color
- GREEN color
indicate battery low
indicate battery is charging
indicate battery is full or still have enough power.
2.
GPS LED(green):
- ACTIVE
indicate GPS power on
- BLINKING per second indicate position have been fixed
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Bluetooth LED(blue):
- FAST BLINKING indicate this Bluetooth GPS is at PAIRING state
waiting for being discovered and paired by other bluetooth enabled
device like PDA
NOTE:
1.
Every time users start to connect BTC bluetooth GPS with any new MASTER bluetooth
device, which never pair mutually before, users have to push pairing switch first
(bluetooth LED will blink quickly), then enable master bluetooth device “search bluetooth
device” function, master bluetooth device will take few seconds to find GPS and ask for
keying pass key.
After enter valid PASS KEY, connection will be setup (please refer to
bluetooth PDA or other master bluetooth device for details)
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PASS KEY (or PIN CODE) for BTC GPS is
- SLOW BLINKING
“0000”
indicate GPS is waiting for connection from other master bluetooth
device
- ACTIVE
indicate bluetooth connection have been established successfully
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2.2 Switch
1. power slide switch
2. Link tact switch:
o: power off
I : power on
push this LINK switch slightly will enable bluetooth PAIRING
function(bluetooth LED will blink quickly)
NOTE:
1. Linking need to be done one time only when users use GPS and connect
with PDA..etc device in first time
2. Unless users have another PDA or Bluetooth enable device for BTC GPS,
other wise users don’t need to push this switch
WARNING:
1. Linking switch may not be activated by all bluetooth connection
condition, please turn off power first, and then
push slightly Paring switch again if any problem to this issue.
3. DC5V:
2.3
plug with car charger or travel charger to charge battery
(input: DC 5V, 500mA)
RF Connector
Built in MMCX RF connector
(external active antenna is optional)
WARNING:
1. Due to the size of the MMCX RF connector is quite compacted, so please
use BTC external active antenna with MMCX plug, or other external antenna which have been approved by
BTC.
3. Quick start
First step:
charging battery more than 5 hours
Before using bluetooth GPS receiver, battery have to be charged first,
Connect travel charger or car charger with GPS receiver DC5V Jack.
Charging the battery until the battery LED from orange color becomes Green color.
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Second step:
turn on GPS receiver , then wait for bluetooth connection
and position to be fixed
LED will show below status
The GPS LED (green), will be active, and will blink slowly per second later if
the position has been fixed
The battery LED should be Green
Red color will show up if battery is low, the color will become
orange while charging
Bluetooth LED(blue) will blink quickly (waiting for pairing from other
bluetooth device) if it is used first time or LINK switch have been activated by
users
Bluetooth LED will blink slowly (waiting for connection from other bluetooth
device) if Pairing have been done before
Third step:
enable PDA bluetooth function
Activate bluetooth search and connect function of bluetooth
PDA or dongle.
a virtual comport will be assigned after bluetooth
connection is successful
(refer to instructions from bluetooth enable PDA which you select )
NOTE:
a PASS KEY ( or PIN code) request will prompt for linking from PDA, please
enter “0000”
4TH step:
Running GPS navigation software
Verify and select bluetooth virtual comport with default baudrate
38400 for navigation software, then start to run NAVIGATION software
NOTE:
Make sure the comport number of software is the same as bluetooth
virtual com port no
NOTE:
LINK button ofBTop10 have to be activated whenever a new bluetooth PDA available for
connection
4. how to activate bluetooth enabled device
There are many bluetooth enable devices like PDA or bluetooth dongle on the market which direct connect with
BTC GPS. Each one may have different bluetooth setup procedure. So refer to their user manual for
detailed instruction.
4.1 bluetooth PDA
Below is a briefing and sample for bluetooth PDA (Ipaq3970 series), other bluetooth
PDA device should have similar concept
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Turn on BTCBTop10 GPS first
Click bluetooth sign on the right lower corner of PDA
turn radio on if it is off
enter bluetooth manager
click “search” to start finding bluetooth device in range
device name of “ BTC BTop10” will be listed after this searching
process.
If not, repeat search again. Once BTC GPS have been found and
recognized, then ready to connect.
Save BTC GPS device and group information into WINCE system
double click “BTC BT-GPS” icon to start connection
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Running navigation software and select correct virtual com port with 38,400 buad rate
Note:
BTC BT GPS PIN code is “0000”
Make sure the com port number in your navigation software is the same as the bluetooth virtual
com port
User can get bluetooth virtual com port no by checking the number of output com port in serial
port panel of bluetooth
Normally, iPAQ 3970 output com port is 8
4.2 bluetooth Dongle(usb type)
Below is a briefing and sample for bluetooth dongle (BU5000), other bluetooth
dongle should have similar concept
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Turn on BTCBTop10 GPS first
Click bluetooth sign on the right bottom corner of windows
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Double click the bluetooth icon
dognle will start searching for any bluetooth device in range, a icon of
“BTC BTop10” will show up after searching end.
Double click the “BTC Btop10” icon,
a icon of “SPP slave” will show up
Double click the “SPP slave” icon
dongle will start connecting.
A passkey request will be prompted for new device pairing, please enter passkey
“0000”, or a successful connection Message box will show up(SPP slave icon become
green from gray)
Running navigation software and select correct virtual com port with 38,400 baud rate
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Note:
BTC BT GPS PIN code/passkey is “0000”
Make sure the com port number in your navigation software is the
same as the bluetooth virtual com port
User can get bluetooth virtual com port no as below:
a. right click icon “SPP slave”, select “status”
b. click “properties”
the number in the port box is virtual com port
APPENDIX A
Earth Datum
Item
Datum
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Adindan - Ethiopia
Reference Ellipsoid
Clarke 1880
Data name
Data1.dat
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Afgooye – Somalia
Alaska, Conus – North American 1983
Albania – S-42 (Pulkovo 1942)
Argentina
Australia
Bahrain – Ain el ABD 1970
Bangladesh
Bolivia
Botswana – ARC 1950
Brazil
Brunel, East Malaysia
Canada – North American 1983
Chile
Colombia
Colombia – Provisional American 1956
Czechoslovakia – S-42 (Pulkovo 1942)
Ecuador
European 1950 – Central Regional Mean
European 1950 – Cyprus
European 1950 – Eastern Regional Mean
European 1950 – Egypt
European 1950 – Finland, Norway
European 1950 – Greece
European 1950 – Iran
European 1950 – Italy (Sardinia)
European 1950 – Italy (Sicily)
European 1950 – Malta
European 1950 – Northern Regional Mean
European 1950 – Portugal, Spain
European 1950 – Southern Regional Mean
European 1950 – Tunisia
European 1950 – Western Regional mean
Guyana - South American 1969
Hawaii-North American 1983
Hong Kong
Hu_Tsu_Shan Taiwan
Hungary – S-42 (Pulkovo 1942)
Indian 1960
Ireland - 1965
Kazakhstan – S-42 (Pulkovo 1942)
Kenya, Tanzania- ARC 1960
Latvia – S-42 (Pulkovo 1942)
Liberia – 1964
Mexico, central America
OMAN
Pakistan
Paraguay - South American 1969
Peru1 – South American 1969
Philippines
Poland – S-42 (Pulkovo 1942)
Potsdam
Puerto Rico – Virgin Islands
Qatar national
Qornoq – Greenland (SOUTH)
Regional Mean
Reunion – Mascarene Islands
Romania – S-42 (Pulkovo 1942)
Rome 1940 – Italy
Saudi Arabia – Ain el Abd 1970
Singapore
South Africa
Thailand 1975
Krassovsky
GRS 1980
Krassovsky 1940
South American 1969
Australian – National
International
Everest 1830
South American 1969
Clarke 1880
South American 1969
Everest (Sabah & Sarawak)
GRS 1980
South American 1969
South American 1969
International
Krassovsky 1940
South American 1969
International
International
International
International
International
International
International
International
International
International
International
International
International
International
International
South American 1969
GRS1980
International
International
Krassovsky 1940
Everest 1830
Modified Airy
Krassovsky 1940
Clarke 1880
Krassovsky 1940
Clarke 1880
GRS1980
Clarke 1880
Everest 1830
South American 1969
South American 1969
Clarke 1866
Krassovsky 1940
Bessel 1841
Clarke 1866
International
International
South American 1969
International
Krassovsky 1940
International
International
Modified Fischer 1960
Clarke 1880
Everest 1830
Data2.dat
Data3.dat
Data63.dat
Data4.dat
Data70.dat
Data5.dat
Data6.dat
Data8.dat
Data7.dat
Data9.dat
Data37.dat
Data10.dat
Data13.dat
Data12.dat
Data11.dat
Data64.dat
Data14.dat
Data29.dat
Data15.dat
Data16.dat
Data17.dat
Data18.dat
Data19.dat
Data20.dat
Data21.dat
Data22.dat
Data23.dat
Data24.dat
Data25.dat
Data26.dat
Data27.dat
Data28.dat
Data30.dat
Data32.dat
Data31.dat
Data33.dat
Data65.dat
Data34.dat
Data35.dat
Data65.dat
Data53.dat
Data67.dat
Data36.dat
Data38.dat
Data39.dat
Data40.dat
Data42.dat
Data41.dat
Data43.dat
Data68.dat
Data71.dat
Data44.dat
Data45.dat
Data46.dat
Data48.dat
Data47.dat
Data69.dat
Data49.dat
Data50.dat
Data51.dat
Data52.dat
Data54.dat
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Tokyo_Japan
Tokyo_Korea
Tokyo_Mean
Tokyo_Okinawa
Trinidad, Tobago
Venezuela
Venezuela – Provisional American 1956
WGS84
Bessel 1841
Bessel 1841
Bessel 1841
Bessel 1841
South American 1969
South American 1969
International
WGS84
Data60.dat
Data61.dat
Data59.dat
Data62.dat
Data55.dat
Data57.dat
Data56.dat
Data58.dat
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