Micro Modular Technologies

Micro Modular Technologies offers two small GPS modules with unique advantages


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MN5010HS
Ultra-Small All-Inclusive
GPS Module
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MN5515HS 
Attractively Priced Industrial Temperature GPS Module

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  • 10 x 10 x 1.9 mm package
  • Low power
  • Integrated LNA
  • Embedded Real Time Clock IC
  • 20 channel SiRF GPS receiver
  • Fast Time To First Fix (TTFF)
  • Supports active or passive antennas

Micro Modular MN5515HS

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  • 15 x 15 x 2.9 mm package
  • Full industrial temp -40C to +85C operation
  • Only external components required are DC power and antenna
  • Low power
  • NMEA or SiRF Binary outputs
  • 20 channel SiRF GPS receiver
  • Supports SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN)


  Also Available - MN5010HS   Also Available - MN5515HS

MN5010HS Evaluation Kit

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MN5010HS Development Kit

The MN5010HS Evaluation Kit contains the following items:
  • MN5010HS GPS receiver module installed on the evaluation board which includes a USB interface, power regulators, and switches
  • MN5010HS Evaluation Kit CD which contains the following:
    • Evaluation Software for operation of the MN5010HS Evaluation Kit
    • Documentation for the MN5010HS Evaluation Kit in PDF format
  • USB cable
  • Active Patch Antenna

Additional Required Equipment
The MN5010HS Evaluation Kit requires the following customer-supplied items at a minimum for
testing the MN5010HS GPS receiver module: PC-compatible desktop or laptop (preferred) equipped
with the Windows XP operating system, one available USB port and a CD ROM drive


MN5010HS Evaluation Kit

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MN5515HS Development Kit

The MN5515HS Evaluation Kit contains the following items:
  • MN5515HS GPS receiver module installed on the evaluation board which includes a USB interface, power regulators, and switches
  • MN5515HS Evaluation Kit CD which contains the following:
    • Evaluation Software for operation of the MN5515HS Evaluation Kit
    • Documentation for the MN5515HS Evaluation Kit in PDF format
  • USB cable
  • Active Patch Antenna

Additional Required Equipment
The MN5515HS Evaluation Kit requires the following customer-supplied items at a minimum for
testing the MN5515HS GPS receiver module: PC-compatible desktop or laptop (preferred) equipped
with the Windows XP operating system, one available USB port and a CD ROM drive


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MN5010HS Block Diagram

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Micro Modular MN5515HS Block Diagram
  Specifications - MN5010HS   Specifications - MN5515HS

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GPS Performance
Acquistion Time Specification
Cold start TTFF (no time, no position, no ephemeris) <35 seconds
Warm start TTFF (approximate time and position, no ephemeris) <35 seconds
Hot Start TTFF (time, position and ephemeris) <1 second
 
Positional Error Accuracy
CEP (50%) <2.5 meters
 
Sensitivity Typical
Tracking -159 dBm
Acquisition (Cold Start) -142 dBm
 
Environmental
Operating
Temperature -20°C to +85°C
Humidity Up to 95% non-condensing or a wet bulb temperature of +35°C, whichever is less
Altitude -1000 feet to 60,000 feet
 
Storage
Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Humidity Up to 95% non-condensing or a wet bulb temperature of +35°C, whichever is less
Altitude -1000 feet to 60,000 feet
Shock 18G peak, 5 millisecond duration
Shock (in shipping container) 10 drops from 75 cm onto concrete floor
 
Power Supply
Voltage 3.25 VDC to 5.5 VDC
Current (typical) 26.5 mA
Current (maximum) 37 mA
Current (sleep mode) maximum 25 µA
   
   
   
   
   
  
RF Interface
RF Input
Signal Level -160 dBm to -125 dBm typical
Frequency L1 (1575.42 MHz)
Return Loss Better than -10 dB
Noise Figure 2 dB typical
Impedance 50 ohms nominal
 
Burnout Protection
The MN5010HS GPS Receiver Module can accept signal levels up to +10 dBm with a DC voltage of ±15 V on the RF input pin without permanent damage to the module.
 
Signal Interface
Digital Interface Levels
VDD is nominally 1.8 VDC.
Parameter Symbol Min Typ Max Units
High Level Input Voltage VIH 0.75*VDD   VDD V
Low Level Input Voltage VIL 0   0.25* VDD V
Switching Threshold VT   0.5* VDD   V
High Level Input Current IIH -10   10 uA
Low Level Input Current IIL -10   10 uA
High Level Output Voltage VOH VDD-0.2     V
Low Level Output Voltage VOL     0.2 V
 
1PPS Signal
1PPS Signal Accuracy 200 nanoseconds
1PPS Signal Offset from UTC 1 Second Epoch 450 nanoseconds, trailing
 
Reflow
Reflow Parameter Specification
Preheating Rate 2.5°C/second
Soaking Temperature 140°C to 170°C
Soaking Time 80 seconds
Peak Temperature 260°C
Reflow Time over Liquidus 60 seconds
Cool down Rate 2.5°C/second

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GPS Performance
Acquistion Time Specification
Cold start TTFF (no time, no position, no ephemeris) <35 seconds
Warm start TTFF (approximate time and position, no ephemeris) <35 seconds
Hot Start TTFF (time, position and ephemeris) <1 second
 
Horizontal Positional Error Accuracy
CEP <2.5 meters
 
Sensitivity Typical
Tracking -159 dBm
Acquisition (Cold Start) -145 dBm
 
Environmental
Operating
Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Humidity Up to 95% non-condensing or a wet bulb temperature of +35°C, whichever is less
Altitude -1000 feet to 60,000 feet
 
Storage
Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Humidity Up to 95% non-condensing or a wet bulb temperature of +35°C, whichever is less
Altitude -1000 feet to 60,000 feet
Shock 18G peak, 5 millisecond duration
Shock (in shipping container) 10 drops from 75 cm onto concrete floor
 
Power Supply
Main (VCC) Power Supply
Voltage 3.0 to 3.6 VDC
Current (typical) 26 mA
Current (maximum) 32 mA (exclusive of antenna current)
 
Backup (VBK) Power Supply
Voltage 3.0 to 3.6 VDC
Current (operating) 1.5 mA
Current (hibernating) 15 uA
 
RF Interface
RF Input
Signal Level -160 dBm to -125 dBm typical
Frequency L1 (1575.42 MHz)
Return Loss Better than -10 dB
Noise Figure 2 dB typical
Impedance 50 ohms nominal
 
Burnout Protection
The MN5515HS GPS Receiver Module can accept signal levels up to +10 dBm with a DC voltage of ±15 V on the RF input pin without permanent damage to the module.
 
Signal Interface
Digital Interface Levels
VDD is nominally 2.85 VDC.
Parameter Symbol Min Typ Max Units
High Level Input Voltage VIH 0.7*VDD   VDD +0.3 V
Low Level Input Voltage VIL -0.3   0.3* VDD V
Switching Threshold VT   0.5* VDD   V
High Level Input Current IIH -10   10 uA
Low Level Input Current IIL -10   10 uA
High Level Output Voltage VOH VDD-0.2     V
Low Level Output Voltage VOL     0.2 V
 
1PPS Signal
1PPS Signal Accuracy 200 nanoseconds
1PPS Signal Offset from UTC 1 Second Epoch 450 nanoseconds, trailing
 
Reflow
Reflow Parameter Specification
Preheating Rate 2.5°C/second
Soaking Temperature 140°C to 170°C
Soaking Time 80 seconds
Peak Temperature 260°C
Reflow Time over Liquidus 60 seconds
Cool down Rate 2.5°C/second