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[aprssig] Cheap USB GPS available again

Ben Jackson ben at ben.com
Fri Aug 18 18:37:57 UTC 2006


On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 07:59:44AM -0700, scott at opentrac.org wrote:
> > does anyone know how it behaves over 60k feet?
> 
> Got a tracker in mind that'll act as a USB host?  Or are you planning to
> bypass the converter chip?

As I mentioned in the original mail, internally the only USB component is
a USB-serial bridge.  If I remember correctly, it's a PL-2303.  You can
download the datasheet and find the pins (looks like 5 for RXD).  With
hot air you could probably rip the USB controller out entirely.

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Ben Jackson AD7GD
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