Texas Instruments has revealed the SimpleLink GPS CC4000, the latest addition to the SimpleLink connectivity solutions. Currently in production, the SimpleLink GPS CC4000 is a self-contained module that minimizes thes ystem complexity associated with adding GPS functionality to microcontroller devices.
The SimpleLink GPS CC4000 is a high performance module offering a tracking accuracy of more than 2.5 m, a tracking sensitivity of –162 dB, ephemeris data transmission and programmable pulse-per-second output functionality for highly accurate timing and location data. The “Watchful Eye" feature ensures optimized power consumption and rapid TTFF (time to first fix) by using decoded satellite information recorded in earlier events.
The GPS CC4000 solution can be used with any microprocessor or microcontroller and provides added flexibility to customers for designing industrial M2M, asset tracking and precision timing applications. It can be used in other applications such as material exploration and fitness and sports stat monitoring.
The features of the SimpleLink GPS CC4000 module include a standard NMEA 0183 interface protocol for ensuring highly accurate position, time, speed, satellite status, course, latitude and longitude. Featuring fully integrated driver and firmware, the module supports autonomous hot start and warm, enabled by its on-board memory. Furthermore, the production-ready module and customized evaluation kit enable manufacturers to develop GPS-enabled devices in minimal development time with lower manufacturing costs.
The General Manager of embedded connectivity solutions at TI, Eran Sandhaus stated that the SimpleLink GPS CC4000 solution is a self-contained, easy-to-attach GPS solution that is ideal for embedded microcontroller applications.