Product Specification GPS-100 (Ashtech G8 Sensor) Mobile GPS Unit

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MICRODESIGNS, INC.

1979 S. BIBB DR.

TUCKER, GA 30084

(770) 493-6318 FAX (770) 493-7270

Product Specification

GPS-100 (Ashtech G8 Sensor) Mobile GPS Unit

Notes:

1. Refer to the Ashtech G8 GPS OEM Board Reference Manual (63081-01) for detailed information on

G8 functions such as message formats and GPS performance and antenna requirements.

2. See revision history at end of this document.

3. See glossary at the end of this document.

1. General

1.1. Connectors and Connector Location

The GPS-100 has four (4) connectors: POWER IN connects to vehicle power; COMM provides RS-232 communication to a laptop computer; AUX provides access to the GPS100’s RTCM and 1 pulse-persecond functions; and ANTENNA connects to an external powered active antenna. All connectors are polarized (if multi-pin), latching or threaded, and, if in the same connector series, are of different pin counts. The installer or end user cannot reasonably improperly install connectors, even in dimly lit installations, e.g. under-dash. Connectors are located on both ends of the GPS-100: POWER IN,

COMM, and AUX are on the left; ANTENNA is on the right. Detailed connector information is provided below. See attached figures.

1.2. Indicators and Indicator Location

The GPS-100 has two (2) green LED indicators located on the right end panel: POWER ON and

TRACKING. Detailed indicator information is provided below.

1.3. Construction

The GPS-100 enclosure is completely metal, consisting of a two-piece extruded aluminum body and two aluminum end panels/mounting flanges. For access to the internal circuit board, the top half of the body can be removed with the GPS-100 installed in the vehicle (assuming access to screws on both ends of the

GPS-100). A thin aluminum overlay on top provides product identification and connector marking.

1.4. Size

Approximately 4.12” long x 4.38” wide x 1.16” thick (105mm x 112mm x 30mm), including mounting flanges. Connectors extend from the end panels slightly and thus increase length a bit. See attached figures.

1.5. Weight

Approximately 8.5 oz (240 g).

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1.6. Mounting

The GPS-100 can be mounted in any orientation. Mounting flanges are provided to accommodate four (4)

#6 mounting screws. Keyhole-shaped holes in the mounting flanges allow installation and removal of the unit without having to completely remove mounting screws. A full size mounting template is supplied with each GPS-100. Accessory adhesive-backed bumper feet are available for the end user to peel and stick to the bottom of the mounting flanges for desktop use.

1.7. Environment

The GPS-100 has been designed with extended temperature components and is intended for automotive mobile applications where it is mounted inside a vehicle. It must not be exposed to the weather and must not be used in an environment where humidity is condensing on it. The unit is not completely sealed against dirt, dust, and moisture, but it is reasonably tight.

1.8. Color and Finish

The unit is silver (aluminum) in color. Extruded parts are anodized, and the end panel/mounting flanges are clear iridite (alodine) coated and are conductive. The overlay has black lettering on a silver

(aluminum) background.

1.9. Marking

The overlay provides an area for model number, part number, and serial number information which is provided on a label. See attached figure. Other OEM identification is available subject to purchase quantity and one-time NRE charges (any logo art needs to be provided to MICRODESIGNS in AutoCADcompatible format).

2. Power

2.1. Power In (dc)

Input power is standard automotive 13.8 Vdc (12 Vdc nominal); input voltage range is 10 to 18 Vdc.

Current requirement is 200 mA max. with an Aromat VIC-1 antenna. Input power supports the G8, antenna, and associated interface circuitry. See antenna section below for additional antenna information.

2.2. Battery Back Up

An internal 3 Vdc lithium coin cell (type CR2032) provides backup power for G8 setup and parameters for

18,000 hours (nominal) without power applied. The battery is installed in a socket and is field replaceable.

Battery backup power is supplied only in the absence of input power, and only to retain G8 parameters, not to operate the GPS-100.

3. Antenna

3.1. General

The GPS-100 supports the Aromat VIC-1 magnetic-mount antenna or other 5 Vdc ±10% active antennas.

Antenna power is limited by the G8’s internal antenna power isolation/fault protection circuitry to 300 mA.

That circuitry also reduces the antenna voltage relative to the GPS100’s internal 5 Vdc power, so antenna voltage can be increased by approximately 300 mV to compensate for the G8 voltage drop via configuration of two jumpers in the GPS-100. The VIC-1 does not require this compensation, but other antennas may. The GPS-100 will support other nominal 5 Vdc antennas, but antenna current consumption and performance must be evaluated by the user.

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4. Connectors

4.1. POWER IN

POWER IN connects the GPS-100 to vehicle power and is a 3-pin Molex Mini-Fit Jr. header on the GPS-

100. The mating connector is Molex P/N 39-01-4030, and mating loose crimp terminals for 18-24 AWG wire are Molex P/N 39-00-0039. In this connector, the power return (ground) pin (pin 2) makes first and breaks last, ensuring that ground is applied before power is applied and disconnected only after power is removed. The power return pin is also connected to the 9pin ‘D” COMM connector shell, to the GPS-100 case, and to a “chassis ground” pin in this same connector. See accessories below for available input power cables and wall-mount ac/dc power supplies.

Pin

1

2

3

Function - direction relative to GPS-100

Chassis ground (same as 13.8 Vdc Return) - in

13.8 Vdc Return (dc ground) (-) - in

13.8 Vdc In (+) - in

4.2. COMM

COMM provides RS-232 communication with the host modem or laptop computer and is a 9pin ‘D’ female connector with jack sockets on the GPS-100. The mating connector is the industry standard 9-pin

‘D’ male (e.g. Cannon DE9P). RS-232 voltage levels are present on this connector. Connector pinout is compatible with the PC/AT industry standard. The COMM connector is configured as DCE (Data

Communications Equipment) to facilitate direct connection of the GPS-100 to a [DTE] laptop with a straight 9-conductor male-to-female cable assembly which is available as an accessory. In the GPS-100,

RTS input is looped back to the CTS output (connected to each other), and the DSR and CD outputs are driven by an RS-232 driver in the GPS-100 to indicate that power is applied to the GPS-100. The DTR input and RI output are not connected in the GPS-100. See accessories below for available communication cables.

Pin

1

4

5

6

7

2

3

8

9

Function - direction relative to GPS-100

CD - Carrier Detect - out - in factory default configuration, goes true (+V) when power applied to GPS-100; via internal jumper, can be tied to nom.

8-11 Vdc power source

RXD - Received Data - out - TXD from the G8

TXD - Transmitted Data - in - RXD into the G8

DTR - Data Terminal Ready - not connected in the GPS-100

Ground - signal ground - connected to 13.8 Vdc Return in the GPS-100

DSR - Data Set Ready - out - goes true (+V) when power applied to GPS-100

RTS - Request To Send - in - tied to CTS in the GPS-100

CTS - Clear To Send - out - tied to RTS in the GPS-100

RI - Ring Indicator - out - not connected in the GPS-100

4.3. AUX

AUX provides access to the G8’s RTCM and 1 PPS (pulse-per-second) functions. RTCM messages into the GPS-100 are used by the G8 in DGPS mode to make reported position more accurate. The 1 PPS signal is referenced to GPS standard time and can be used for various timing functions in the vehicle.

The AUX connector is a 4-pin Molex Mini-Fit Jr. header on the GPS-100. The mating connector is Molex

P/N 39-01-4040, and loose crimp terminals for 18-24 AWG wire are Molex P/N 39-00-0039. See accessories below for an available AUX pigtail. Custom AUX cables can be provided.

Pin

1

2

3

4

Pigtail Function - direction relative to GPS-100

BRN 1 PPS OUT - out - TTL pulse directly from G8 (unbuffered)

RED Signal ground (for 1 PPS OUT)

ORN RTCM IN - in - RS-232 voltage levels - RXD (RTCM) into the G8

YEL Signal ground (for RTCM IN)

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4.4. ANTENNA

The ANTENNA connector on the GPS-100 is an SMA jack (receptacle or female) compatible with the

Aromat VIC-1 antenna. The mating connector is an SMA plug (male). The external powered active antenna is attached to this screw-on connector through which it receives dc power and provides the RF signal received from the GPS satellites. Accessory adapters are available for other antenna connectors.

5. Indicators

5.1. POWER ON

This green 3mm LED is illuminated by the GPS100’s internal 5 Vdc power supply. When illuminated, it indicates that main power is present and that the internal 5 Vdc power supply is working to some degree.

This indicator is either on or off and does not blink unless power is cycling.

5.2. TRACKING

This green 3mm LED flashes on approximately 0.2 seconds each second when the G8 provides a 1 PPS pulse. When flashing, this indicator shows that the G8 is functioning, has a position, and is tracking one or more satellite vehicles.

6. Accessories

6.1. ac Power Supplies

All ac power supplies are provided with a 3-pin Mini-Fit Jr. receptacle on one end of its cable to mate with the POWER IN connector on the GPS-100. The other end has a plug for attaching to a wall power outlet.

6.1.1. 120 Vac Power Supply

This wall-mount plug-in linear power supply is intended for 110-130 Vac/60 Hz applications and it provides

12 Vdc at 500 mA for GPS-100 operation. The wall connector is the standard 2-pin North American plug; cable length is 6’.

6.1.2. 230 Vac Power Supply

This wall-mount plug-in linear power supply is intended for 220-240 Vac/50 Hz applications. It provides

12 Vdc at 500 mA for GPS-100 operation. The wall connector is the continental Europe standard 2-pin

Schuko plug; cable length is 6’.

6.1.3. Universal Vac Power Supply

This wall-mount plug-in switching power supply is intended for applications around the world, so it can be used with 100-240 Vac 50/60 Hz power sources. This power supply is auto-sensing and so requires no switch selection of input voltage. It provides 12 Vdc at 1.5A for GPS-100 operation. The wall connector is the standard 2pin North American plug; cable length is 6’. Adapters for other wall receptacles are available from a number of sources.

6.2. dc Power Cables

All dc power cables are provided with a 3-pin Mini-Fit Jr. receptacle on one end to mate with the POWER

IN connector on the GPS-100. The other end may be unterminated, or may have terminals or a connector attached. These cables are intended to connect a 13.8 Vdc (nominal 12 Vdc) power source such as a bench power supply or vehicle electrical system to the GPS-100. Not all dc cables are fused. Custom cables are available as are various cable lengths.

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6.2.1. Unterminated dc Power Cable, Non-fused

This cable is built with 18 AWG stranded red/black bonded cable. The user end is not terminated. This cable is color coded and can be cut to length and “zipped” apart for ease of installation. This cable is intended for permanent in-vehicle applications and must be connected to a fused dc source. Standard length is 20’; other lengths are available. A variety of loose terminals or user terminations can be provided.

6.2.2. Unterminated dc Power Cable, Fused

This cable is identical to the non-fused cable above except than an in-line fuse holder with a 1 A fuse is installed near the GPS-100 end.

6.2.3. dc Power Cable with Cigarette (Accessory) Plug

This cable is built with 18 AWG stranded red/black bonded cable. The user end has a fused cigarette

(accessory) plug attached for use in a vehicle equipped with a cigarette lighter or accessory outlet. The center pin of the cigarette plug is the positive (+, red) lead. Standard length is 10’; other lengths are available.

6.3. AUX Pigtail

This cable mates with the GPS100’s AUX connector for access to RTCM and 1 PPS functions. Four (4) individual color coded 22 AWG wires are terminated in a 4-pin Mini-Fit Jr. receptacle to mate with the AUX connector. The user end is unterminated. Standa rd length is 2’; other lengths and user terminations are available.

6.4. Communications Cable

This cable is used to connect the GPS100’s COMM connector to a laptop computer for serial communications. It is a molded 9pin ‘D’ male-female straight cable with jack screws on both connectors so the connectors may be secured to the GPS-100 and laptop. When used with an industry standard computer equipped with a PC/AT style serial port, no additional adapters or null modem cable is required.

Standard length is 10’; other lengths are available.

6.5. Antenna

The Aromat VIC-1 active antenna is available. This magnetic-base antenna is a proven complement to the G8. It is provided with a 2.4m (nominal 8’) cable, and is terminated with an SMA plug compatible with the GPS-1 00’s ANTENNA connector.

6.6. Antenna Adapters

If the antenna being used has a connector other than an SMA plug, an adapter can most likely be provided to convert that connector to an SMA plug for connection to the GPS-100.

6.7. Mounting Feet

This pad of four (4) adhesive bumpers can be attached to the underside of the mounting flanges to avoid scratching a desktop.

6.8. Adapter Mounting Plates

Mounting plates can be provided to adapt the GPS-100 mounting hole pattern to an existing hole pattern.

These custom adapters are subject to minimum purchase quantities.

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7. Standards and Certifications

7.1. United States

FCC Part 15 Class A (industrial) certification of the GPS-100 is pending. 120 Vac power supplies are UL and CSA listed.

7.2. European Union

CE certification to EN55022, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, and EN61000-3-3 is pending. 230 Vac power supplies are CE marked.

Glossary

AUX - GPS-100 AUX (auxiliary) connector

COMM - GPS-100 COMM (communications) connector

DGPS - Differential GPS

GPS - Global Positioning System mA - milli-Amperes

P/N - part number

PPS - Pulse-Per-Second

RF - Radio Frequency [signal]

RTCM - Radio Technical Commission for Maritime - relates to standard message formats used in DGPS operation

TBD - To Be Determined

Revision History

Rev Date

0 20-JUL-99

1

2

3

17-SEP-99

12-NOV-99

15-MAR-00

By Description

WWK Draft - sent to Ashtech for comment

WWK Imminent prototype, as-built

BJK Initial prototypes as-built

WWK General format and content changes

Moved revision history to end of document

Added glossary

Added 230 Vac and universal ac power supplies in section 7, accessories

Deleted earlier section 7, installation

Added new section 7, standards and certifications

Deleted references to alternate configuration without AUX connector

Deleted reference to possible future functions of TRACKING LED file: GPS_SP03.DOC

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