Qstarz | BT-Q818XT | BT-Q818XT

Table of Contents
1. OVERVIEW ..................................................................................... 1
2. PACKAGE CONTENT ....................................................................... 1
3. PRODUCT SPECIFICATION .............................................................. 2
4. MAIN FEATURES ............................................................................ 3
5. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................. 3
5-1. APPEARANCE ............................................................................................ 3
5-2. BATTERY INSTALLATION............................................................................... 4
5-3. LED INDICATORS ....................................................................................... 6
5-4. FUNCTION OF AUTO ON-OFF (POWER SAVING MODE) ...................................... 7
6. START TO USE ................................................................................ 7
6-1. FULLY CHARGE THE BATTERY WHEN USING AT THE FIRST TIME ............................. 7
6-2. ACTIVATE THE BLUETOOTH FUNCTION IN YOUR PDA/SMART PHONE OR PC .......... 7
6-3. CREATE BLUETOOTH SETTING (WINDOWS MOBILE 5/6 FOR POCKET PC) ............. 8
6-4. CONFIGURE THE GPS INTERMEDIATE DRIVER WITH THE GPS SETTINGS ICON ...... 12
6-5. ACTIVATE G-MOUSE FUNCTION AND CONFIGURATION VIA USB CONNECTION ..... 14
6-6. SWITCH TO EXTREME 5HZ SPORT MODE AND ACTIVATE A-GPS BY QSTARZGPSVIEW
SOFTWARE APPLICATION .................................................................................. 14
6-7. START YOUR NAVIGATION SOFTWARE .......................................................... 17
6-8. USEFUL REFERENCE 10HZ APPLICATION - RACECHRONO ................................. 18
7. TROUBLE SHOOTING ................................................................... 19
8. SAFETY NOTICES .......................................................................... 20
BT-Q818XT Bluetooth A-GPS Receiver 10Hz
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1. Overview
Thank you for choosing Qstarz BT-Q818XT eXtreme 66-Channel
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Performance Bluetooth GPS Receiver, built-in second generation
GPS chipset MTK with 66 channels tracking, provides hyper
performance to meet the market’s expectation by fastest position fix
with its high speed calculating technology. It combines wireless
Bluetooth and wired G-Mouse functions for your convenience plus
1~10Hz adjustable compatibility giving you even higher positioning
and accuracy purpose during eXtreme sports.
2. Package Content
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GPS Unit BT-Q818XT
Car Cigarette adaptor
Mini USB Cable (Optional)
Quick Guide
Warranty Card
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3. Product Specification
General
MTK II GPS Module
L1, 1575.42MHz
1.023MHz chip rate
66-CH Performance Tracking
Built-in patch antenna with LNA
Tracking -165dBm
WGS84
Performance Characteristic
Position
Without aid: 3.0m 2D-RMS
<3m CEP(50%) without SA (horizontal)
Accuracy
DGPS (WAAS, ENGOS, MSAS): 2.5m
Without aid: 0.1m/s, DGPS (WAAS, ENGOS, MSAS):
Velocity
0.05m/s
Time
50 ns RMS
Cold/Warm/Hot Start
35/33/1 sec, average
Dynamic Condition
Altitude
<18,000m
Velocity
<515m/sec
Acceleration
<4g
Protocol
GPS Output Data
Protocol: NMEA 0183 (V3.01) -GGA, GSA, GSV, RMC
Baud Rate
115,200 bps
Power
Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery, Up to 42 hrs after fully charged
Bluetooth
Standard
Fully compliant with Bluetooth V1.2
Bluetooth Profile
Serial Port Profiles (SPP), Up to 10 meters
Others
72.2 (L) X 46.5 (W) X 20 (H) mm / 64.7g (battery
Size / Weight
included)
Operating
- 10 ℃ to + 60 ℃
Temperature
- 20 ℃ to + 60 ℃
Storage Temperature
0 ℃ to + 45 ℃
Charging
GPS Chip
Frequency
C/A Code
Channels
Antenna (Internal)
Sensitivity
Datum
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4. Main features
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Adopt MTK II chipset with super 66-CH performance and
high sensitivity to -165dBm
Up to 42hrs operating time for GPS navigation
Fast Position Fix ,Cold start 35s, Warn start 33s,Hot start 1s
G-Mouse + Bluetooth in one: wired and wireless GPS
receiver
Adjustable 1~10Hz update rate for the demand of eXtreme
sports
Smart power control – Auto On-Off function
A-GPS support boosts the fix speed to 15sec faster
DGPS(WAAS+EGNOS+MSAS), QZSS support
Compatible with Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP) in 10m
wirelessly
5. Introduction
5-1. Appearance
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Power jack (mini USB type)
Mode switch (OFF/1Hz/10Hz)
Battery status LED (Red/Green)
Bluetooth status LED (Blue)
GPS status LED (Orange)
Internal antenna
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5-2. Battery installation
- Put Battery in place:
1. Press the PUSH button on the bottom
side of the unit
2. Pull out the battery cover. Insert
battery in the unit
3. Put battery cover on to the cabinet
4. Then push down and force it forward to
fit firmly
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- Take Battery out:
1. Press the PUSH button on the bottom side of the unit
2. Pull out the battery cover
3. Then take out the battery from the unit.
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- Charging your battery
For the first time using the
BT-Q818XT, please charge battery
until it is fully charged. Take the
power cable and connect it to the
power jack (mini USB type) and
recharge through car cigarette
adaptor. This will begin to charge the
battery. Charging time is 3 hours
typically.
- When the Power LED is Red, battery power is low status. Please
recharge.
- When the Power LED is Green, the battery is under charging mode.
- When the Power LED is off, the battery is fully charged.
NOTE: The Cigarette Adaptor can only be used to charge BT-Q818XT.
Please don’t make use of it with devices other than BT-Q818XT.
5-3. LED Indicators
LED Status
Flash
Power
(Red/Green)
Bluetooth
(Blue)
GPS
(Orange)
ON
Recharging
(Green)
Low Power
(Red)
OFF
Fully
charged
Flash per 2 sec.:
Bluetooth connected
and transmitting Mode
Flash per 5 sec.: Power
saving mode
Not
connected
/Pairing
GPS not
powered/
Under 10Hz
mode
GPS position is fixed,
Navigation
Detecting
Satellite,
GPS
position
not fix
GPS not
powered
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5-4. Function of Auto On-Off (Power saving mode)
BT-Q818XT supports Auto On-Off (Power saving mode). It can
automatically enter sleeping mode after the Bluetooth connectivity is
turned off, so the Blue LED will turn to flash every 5 seconds. Thus
you can always power it on with very low power consumption.
Under power saving mode, when detecting Bluetooth is being
connected, BT-Q818XT will auto wake up itself and the blue LED will
turn to flash every 2 seconds and GPS Orange LED will be also On.
Note: Power saving mode would not function when USB is plugged
in.
6. Start to use
6-1. Fully charge the battery when using at the first
time
A fully charged battery can last for 42 hours continuously operation
under 1hz mode and 24 hours under 10Hz mode.
6-2. Activate the Bluetooth function in your
PDA/Smart phone or PC
Before activating the Bluetooth function in your PDA/PC, please
switch on BT-Q818XT Receiver for paring and check if your device is
equipped with Bluetooth function. If not, you may need to acquire an
optional CF/SD Bluetooth card or Bluetooth dongle.
NOTE 1:
BT-Q818XT would be identified as ”Qstarz 818XT” under Bluetooth
Manager. In further use, you just need to click it to connect to this
Bluetooth GPS Receiver.
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NOTE 2:
The pairing procedure is required to execute in the first time only.
And the pass code is “0000” if required.
NOTE 3:
Select correct com port and baud rate: 115,200 under your
navigation software (Most of navigation software can auto-detect
Bluetooth Com port, so you do not need to setup manually).
6-3. Create Bluetooth Setting (Windows Mobile 5/6
for Pocket PC)
1. Switch BT-Q818XT on.
2. From the Start menu, click Settings. On the Connections tab, click
the Bluetooth icon
3. On the Devices tab, click Add New
Device… The settings application will
search for your device. When it is found,
click Next.
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4. Enter the passcode “0000” and click
Next.
5. On the Partnership Settings screen,
select Serial Port and click Next
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6. Select the Mode tab and check the
Turn on Bluetooth checkbox if it is not
already checked.
7. Select the COM Ports tab and click
New Outgoing Port
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8. Select “Qstarz 818XT” from the Add a
Device list and click Next
9. From the Port drop-down list, select
a port number. Remember the port you
choose. You will need it when you
configure the GPS Intermediate Driver.
10. Click Finish and exit the Bluetooth
Control Panel item.
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6-4. Configure the GPS Intermediate Driver with the
GPS Settings icon
The GPS Intermediate Driver is a software layer between a Windows
Mobile application and the GPS hardware drivers. This allows
applications to work with a variety of GPS hardware. The GPS
Intermediate Driver uses the registry to determine what COM port
should be used to communicate with the GPS hardware. The
recommended way to configure the registry to work with your GPS
device is the GPS Settings icon
1. From the Start menu, click Settings. On the System tab, click the
External GPS icon. On some devices, this item has a different name.
2. On the Programs tab, select any
available COM port from the GPS
Program Port drop-down list. The GPS
data sent through the GPS Intermediate
Driver is streamed to applications
through this port. This should not be
the same port that your GPS receiver is
configured to use. If your application
can’t receive GPS data stream, leave
GPS Program Port for empty.
Applications will use GPS Hardware
Port as communication port.
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3. On the Hardware tab, select the
COM port BT-Q818XT is configured to
use from the GPS Hardware Port
drop-down list
4. On the Access tab, make sure that
the Manage GPS Automatically
checkbox is checked
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6-5. Activate G-Mouse function and configuration
via USB connection
If you are willing to use G-Mouse function of Q818XT or configure it,
an USB cable and driver installation is needed. Please prepare an USB
cable and install the driver.
Driver could be downloaded from our website:
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6-6. Change fix update rate and Activate A-GPS by
QstarzGpsView software application
A-GPS is a system where outside sources, such as an assistance
server and reference network, help a GPS receiver boosts
performance beyond that of the same receiver in a stand-alone
mode by downloading the almanac data from an assistance server.
Note1: A-GPS can boost GPS warm start speed to always lower than
15sec fix after the first fix. The A-GPS efficiency will decrease
when time goes by. After it expires, you would have to
download almanac data again or delete it because the
acceleration efficiency of fix will become totally ineffective.
Note2: Please don’t update the almanac data by Bluetooth
interface.
Note3: Under 10Hz fix update rate, DGPS function will be disabled
1. Connect BT-Q818XT with your PC by mini-USB cable.
2. Switch BT-Q818XT on.
3. Execute QstarzGpsView.exe. (GPSView can be download from our
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4. Select COM port (To find the valid com port, please go to <Device
Manager> and expand the <Ports (COM & LPT)> and check “GPS USB
Serial Interface Driver”) and set the baud rate to 115200.
5. Click On button to establish the communication between
BT-Q818XT and your PC. If the connection is successful, the NMEA
stream will keep showing.
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6. Click Setup tab, and you can change to eXtreme Sport mode under
Fix Update Rate. The higher number means the device can bear
extremer environment. After select an update rate (1~5Hz or 10Hz),
click Set to save the setting.
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7. Click Update button under AGPS to update the almanac data. The
program will connect to assistance server and download almanac
data automatically. You can also check the period of AGPS
effectiveness by clicking Query. Clear almanac data by clicking Reset.
6-7. Start your navigation software
Activate your navigation software and make sure to select the
correct “COM Port”.
NOTE 1: In the map software such as TomTom, you might need to
change preference and set “Other Bluetooth GPS” according
to PDA/phone model. In some case please consult map
software company to vary the setting if you have issue on
positioning.
NOTE 2: There might be specific setting requirement per navigation
software. Such as Tomtom, please delete other GPS settings
under Tomtom software, and keep one only.
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6-8. Useful reference 10Hz application - RaceChrono
RaceChrono is a GPS based lap timing software for smart phones. It
can be used to measure lap times on almost any vehicle and track. It
can be used to measure laptimes for example for motorbikes,
bicycles, cars, water jets and quadbikes. Most important of all, it
supports 10Hz update rate.
Please go to http://www.racechrono.com for the further
information.
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7. Trouble Shooting
Problems
No position
output but
timer is
counting
Reasons
Weak or no GPS signal
can be received at the
place of BT-Q818XT
Execute fail
Bluetooth function
unstable
Can not turn on
the
COM port
Install BT-Q818XT
incompletely or the
COM port of the device
is being used
Can not find out
BT-Q818XT
Poor connection
No Signal
No Signal
No action for few
minutes may cause the
Pocket PC enter power
saving mode. It may
close the COM port at
the same time.
Weak or no GPS signal
when using BT-Q818XT
indoor
Methods
Find an open space
for your BT-Q818XT
Re-Start PDA or PC
or re-install
software
Install BT-Q818XT
completely or stop
other device that is
being used.
Re-Start PDA or PC
and re-install
software.
Close the
application and
execute it again to
re-open the COM
port.
Go outdoors to
improve the poor
GPS signal.
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8. Safety Notices
R&TTE / CE Notice
This device is confirmed to comply with the requirements set out in
the Council Directive on the Approximation of the Laws of the
Member States relating to Electromagnetic Compatibility
(89/336/EEC), Low-voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) and the
Amendment Directive(93/68/EEC), the procedures given in European
Council Directive 99/5/EC and 89/336/EEC.
The equipment was passed. The test was performed according to the
following European standards:
EN 300 328-1
EN 301 489-1 / 17
EN60950
FCC Notice
This device complies with Part 15C, Part 15B and ID Application of
the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1.
This device may not cause harmful interference.
2.
This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Spec. is subject to change without prior notice.
All rights reserved. All registered trademark is belong to their respected
companies.
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