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[aprssig] D710 GPS Port

Andreas Junge, N6NU aprs at n6nu.org
Tue Aug 14 22:54:28 UTC 2007


Scott,

check out this new FTDI host controller:

http://www.vinculum.com/documents/fwspecs/Vinculum%20Firmware%20User%20Manual%20V2.1%20Rev%202.pdf

73,

Andreas, N6NU





> Because you need a host controller, which is definitely not a trivial
> thing, and worse, you need drivers for every type of GPS you're going to
> plug in.  And many don't have a published spec, since they're just using
> drivers provided by vendors like FTDI.  There's absolutely no standard
> for how a GPS receiver sends data over a USB link.
>
> Scott
> N1VG
>
> Andreas Junge, N6NU wrote:
>> In that case, why not add a USB connector to deal with all the new GPS?
>>
>> 73,
>>
>> Andreas, N6NU
>>
>>> I have to imagine that the decision to put the GPS port on the control
>>> head was driven by the emergence of GPS units with mapping
>>> displays, which want to be near the control head!
>>>
>>> But they certainly could/should have put a parallel GPS port
>>> on the radio box itself.
>>>
>>> 73 de chris K6DBG
>>>
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