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Introducing Our Next Generation GPS
M12 Oncore
Actual Size = 60mm * 40mm
12 Channel receiver
3.0v Technology
Tiny footprint 60x40x10mm
Low power <0.225W
Fast Acquisition
Excellent Tracking Performance
3 & 5Volt Antenna Compatibility
The M12 Oncore is the first in a line of ‘next generation’ board level GPS solutions
from Motorola. Utilising next generation M•CORE
 microprocessor technology, the
M12 Oncore is able to offer a range of important system benefits for your application.
Higher integration and 3Volt technology allow smaller, lighter, lower power solutions to
be designed enabling more innovative use of GPS. The M12 Oncore is the smallest,
lowest power board level GPS in its class consuming only 0.225W of power, and is
capable of driving 3 and 5Volt antenna’s for backward compatibility.
As you would expect from Motorola we have taken nothing away; the M12 Oncore
displays leading edge performance in a competitive marketplace.
M12 Oncore like previous Oncore products is manufactured to the Automotive Quality
Standard QS9000.
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M12 Oncore Features and Benefits
Features
12 Channel receiver
Benefits
M12 Oncore is able to track up to 12 satellites
♦ More satellites aid tracking during intermittent visibility
♦ Improved Urban Canyon performance
3 Volt technology
2.75 – 3.2v Power Supply
♦ Direct connection to latest micro-controllers
♦ Saving power
♦ Saving board space
Low power
<0.225W Power consumption, 0.29W inc. typical 3v Antenna
♦ Lowest in its class
♦ Half of previous Oncore generations
Tiny Footprint
60x40x10mm footprint
♦ Space efficient board
♦ Low Volume
Fast Acquisition
Performance:
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Excellent Tracking Performance
TTFF Cold – 60 seconds
TTFF Warm – 40 seconds
TTFF Hot – 15 seconds
Re-acquisition - <1 sec
Performance:
♦ Excellent Urban Canyon Performance
♦ Excellent Under Foliage Performance
3 & 5Volt Antenna Compatibility
3 & 5Volt Antenna’s for easier system integration
♦ Diagnostics for 3V and 5V Antenna’s
♦ Total Protection from antenna short circuits
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M12 Oncore Availability
Available Now
Available Sept 99
Samples
M12 Production
Engineering Note
Full Manual
♦ Full System Integration Notes
♦ Outline Drawings
♦ Connector Pin-outs
♦ Full M12 Oncore Manual
Evaluation Kit
♦ Full Evaluation Kit with Printed Manual
DOS Controller Software
WinOncore Software
♦ New M12 Oncore Commands
♦ DOS controller Command Set
♦ Windows based Evaluation Software
♦ Record GPS tracks and data
Data
♦ Single Page brochure
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M12 Oncore Description
M12 Oncore is the first OEM board using the latest two-chip 3-volt GPS solution from
Motorola.
All of the functionality for GPS is
incorporated into a radio front end
(MRFIC1504)
and
M•CORE

processor with correlator (MMC2003).
M12 Oncore
Low Voltage
Detect
Antenna
Antenna
Protection
BPF
SAW
filter
32K Byte
Sram
256K Byte
Mask Rom
256K Byte
Flash
Mcore RISC
CPU
Power On
Reset
RTC
BPF
12 Channel
Correlator
1bit
A/D
1 PPS
Satellite signals are down-converted via
a dual conversion radio (for improved
unwanted signal rejection) and digitised
ready for use by the M•CORE

Correlator.
1 PPS Out
PLL/VCO
OSC
GPIO/PWM
Temp
Sensor
RTCM104
MMC2003
MRFIC1504
10 Way I/O Connector
Horizontal or Vertical
High performance SAW filtering and
Calibrated crystals ensure unrivalled
start-up times, high performance
jamming immunity, and superior
tracking performance.
Serial I/O
Dual Uart
User I/O
GPS Signal
Downconverter
Calibrated Crystal
MMCX Antenna
Connector
SAW Filter
The M•CORE
 processor performs all
of the PVT (Position Velocity and Time)
calculations, and manages the I/O
interface.
Mcore Processor,
Correlator and
Real Time Clock
Real Time Clock
Crystal
Replaceable
Battery Backup
The M12 Oncore delivers a highly integrated GPS Solution, with unrivalled GPS
tracking performance, at a quality you have come to expect from Motorola.
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