F4 Series GPS Receiver Module
SiRF-IV GPS Receiver Module for Positioning, Tracking and Navigation
This product has reached EOL. Please contact Linx for other GPS and GNSS solutions, such as the MediaTek family RXM-GPS-xM and RXM-GNSS-xM module.
The F4 Series is a self-contained high-performance GPS receiver module. Based on the SiRFstar IV chipset, it provides exceptional sensitivity, even in dense foliage and urban canyons. The F4 Series GPS module can acquire and track up to 48 satellites simultaneously in just seconds, even at the lowest signal levels.
Operating at a low 1.8V, the module offers several configuration options and five GPIO lines that allow the application software to monitor and control events without the need of a microcontroller. The module’s very low power consumption helps maximize runtimes in battery powered applications.
Housed in a compact reflow-compatible SMD package, the receiver requires no programming or additional RF components (except an antenna) to form a complete GPS receiver solution. These features along with the module’s standard NMEA data output make the F4 Series easy to integrate, even by engineers without previous RF or GPS module experience.
- Simplify design: modules and antennas are the only RF components you need; no tuning required
- Easy integration: The F4 Series is easy to integrate, even by engineers who have no prior experience with gps modules
- Streamline production: save time and money with modules that are already tested
- Better reliability: tracking up to 48 satellites simultaneously
- Quick start times: under 15 seconds using CGEE (3-day satellite prediction)
- Anti-jamming: built-in jammer remover tracks up to 8 CW jammers
- External triggering without MCU: 5 built-in GPIOs, controlled through the UART interface
- Rapid development: development system allows full interfacing and color display
|RXM-GPS-F4-T||F4 Series GPS Receiver Module (End of Life)||Datasheet|
|EVM-GPS-F4||F4 Series GPS Receiver Evaluation Module (End of Life)||Datasheet|
|MDEV-GPS-F4||F4 Series GPS Receiver Master Development System (End of Life)||Datasheet|
To order, please call +1 (800) 736-6677 or +1 (541) 471-6256 for callers outside the United States.
|RX sensitivity||Tracking: -159.5dBm typical Cold start: -144.5dBm typical|
|Acquisition time||Hot Start(Open Sky): <1second typical Cold Start(CGEE): <15second typical|
|Operating voltage||1.17 – 1.89VDC 1.17VDC typical|
|Supply current||Tracking: 33mA typical Standby: 20uA typical|
|Architecture||SiRF Star IV, GSD4e-9411|
|Protocol||NMEA 0183 ver 3.0, SiRF Binary|
- Positioning and navigation
- Location and tracking
- Security / loss-prevention
- Fleet management
Manuals & Datasheets
- RXM-GPS-F4 Data Guide
- EVM-GPS-F4 User's Guide
- MDEV-GPS-tt User's Guide
- MDEV-GPS-tt User's Guide - NEW
- MDEV-GPS-tt Quick Start Reference - NEW
- SDM-USB-QS Data Guide
Application Notes GPS
- Guide to Wireless Regulations in the United States (FCC Resource Document)
- RF 101: Information for the RF Challenged (AN-00100)
- The FCC Road: Part 15: From Concept to Approval (AN-00140)
- Antennas: Design, Application and Performance (AN-00500)
- Understanding Antenna Specifications and Operation (AN-00501)
Drivers & Software
- GPS Master Development Software
The latest software included in the GPS Series master development system. Demonstrates the functionality of Linx GPS receiver modules and GNSS receiver modules.
- QS Series Certified Driver Installer
Bundled file; automatically installs the drivers. Certified for Windows 2000, through Windows 10 (32/64)