[aprssig] D710 GPS Port
Andreas Junge, N6NU
aprs at n6nu.org
Tue Aug 14 17:54:28 CDT 2007
check out this new FTDI host controller:
> 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.
> Andreas Junge, N6NU wrote:
>> In that case, why not add a USB connector to deal with all the new GPS?
>> 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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