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 Post subject: CF-18 GPS kit
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:06 am 
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The prototype is ready.

50 channel onboard GPS receiver.
USB port for BT or 3G.
Cuts power when computer is off or in sleep mode, and you can also switch it on/off with the Panasonic bluetooth switch software.


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 Post subject: Re: CF-18 GPS kit
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:09 am 
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SOOOO BADASS MAN!!!! I'm sure you will get a lot of people buying them as alot of people were asking for one for the CF-18!!

Thanks!!!! :headbang:

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 Post subject: Re: CF-18 GPS kit
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:21 am 
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Vincent

I wonder where the antenna is located

Teo mentioned that there is some difference between the 5 marks’s in the cf-18 line
Have you looked at all the cf18's to determine compatibility
Can you give us some more details on whats located on the board



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 Post subject: Re: CF-18 GPS kit
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:43 pm 
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wow! very neat. Good job Vincent. You must start selling it now as the demand is to high.

The RF schematic is the same only the japanese one is on reverse by numbering and i can not verify yet the extra usb for MK5.

Good Luck, Vincent. Wish your success on selling it on ebay. BTW, what module are you using, is it at 4800 baudrate by default?



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 Post subject: Re: CF-18 GPS kit
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:06 am 
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Alex:
I use the stock location for the antenna. I am using an 18x18mm active patch.
The only difference between the early and late marks is the extra USB port on pins 47 & 49.
This kit is not affected by this, so it should work in all versions of the CF18.

Teo:
I have emailed you the specs for the GPS module.....


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 Post subject: Re: CF-18 GPS kit
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:15 am 
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Vincent

Is there enough current to have the second usb enabled

You don’t have to add one more jack, but if you provided an easy way to solder on the pcb to allow for one additional usb device

You did not answer Teo’s question on the baud rate
The reason that I ask is that some of the newer chipsets are running 38400 baud as the default
It took me hours of searching for firmware on some usb models that I purchased to find a firmware flash that worked
Some of the applications that my customers run work best with either 4800 or 9600
I hope that it would be 4800 default


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 Post subject: Re: CF-18 GPS kit
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:15 am 
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Alex:
It is 9600 by default, but very easy to reconfigure to say 4800.

If you have a mk 3, 4 or 5, the second usb port is available on pads TP118 and TP122 (on the bottom of my board).


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 Post subject: Re: CF-18 GPS kit
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:35 am 
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Vincent
Its been a while
Do you have any updates for us?


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 Post subject: Re: CF-18 GPS kit
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:41 pm 
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Alex,

We're about to start production of the first batch..
I will update as soon as we have an ETA..

Vincent


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 Post subject: Re: CF-18 GPS kit
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:00 pm 
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First production batch is ready.

Available on eBay and in my webshop


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