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NEO-6M GPS Module

NEO-6M GPS Module
NEO-6M GPS Module

This is an updated GPS module that can used with ardupilot mega v2. This GPS module uses the latest technology to give the best possible position information, allowing for better performance with your Ardupilot or other Multirotor control platform.

You may require to configure this module for use with your flight controller (MultiWii Copter I2C GPS board requires 115200 baud). You will require a USB to FTDI adaptor board to do this.

Please note that this module ships with defualt settings and a buad rate of 38400.

• Standalone GPS receiver
• U-blox NEO-6M GPS module 
• Under 1 second time-to-first-fix for hot and aided starts
• SuperSense ® Indoor GPS: -162 dBm tracking sensitivity
• Anti-jamming technology
• u-blox 6 50 channel positioning engine with over 2 million effective correlators
• Timepulse
• 5Hz position update rate
• Operating temperature range: -40 TO 85°C
• UART TTL socket 
• EEprom to store settings
• Rechargeable battery for Backup 
• Build in 18X18mm GPS antenna 
• RoHS compliant

Dimension: 22mmX30mm
Height: 13mm
Hole dia.: 3mm  
Weight: 12g

PRODUCT ID: 387000004

Weight: 18g
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Price  $17.65

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Total of 496 discussions.
EMILIANO  1 points - 4/24/2015
 v_max 4871 points
Yes... will work perfectly... default baud rate is 38400. (set gps baud in config accordingly)
Tsvetan  5 points - 4/14/2015
Hi all! I want to ask if anybody know how to change the protocol from UBX to NMEA? I'm using U-center v.8 for configuration, and Arduino mega 2560 for interface. I tryed to change the protocol on (PRT) section in "Protocol Out", but when i save configuration for permanent, i have no recieving any data from GPS. Thank you! P.S. Sorry, my english is not soo good :)
 v_max 4871 points
After changing protocol you need to reconnect gps. Second... what for you changing it? APM do not support UBLOX protocol if I remember right and it use standard NMEA ant 38400... Multiwii do autoconfig of protocol on startup so just change protocol to UBLOX in config.h and MWI will reprogramm GPS to use UBLOX while power-on sequence
VirginiaJim  153 points - 3/13/2015
Has anyone used this GPS with the HK mini GPS (prod ID#074000204)? Any issues with it? How long does it take to lock satellites using this combination?Thanks! VJ
 v_max 4871 points
Most GPS are generaly the same.. just serial device with standard NMEA gps protocol. UBLOX gpses support also binary UBLOX protocol which is more effective (less bytes transfer) but I doubt this protocol can be used with OSD you mentioned. By default this one use NMEA at 34800 baudrate. Sat lock time do not depends on something else... GPS start time is unpredictable as it depends from too many factors.. First and more important is CLEAR sky around, no buildings or other things which give reflections of GPS signal around, weather (clouds, dust, humidity) and sure number of sattelites in your clear visibly sky hemisphere at the current moment (vary in time )... Typicaly 'cold' gps start takes 1-10minutes... Hot start 10-60 sec.. Note that this time depends on how long ago it got fix previous time.. Build in battery can store sat almanach data for few hours only... so if it was off for more then it will be cold start...
massimo  2 points - 1/4/2015
Hi guy! I have a question! can I mount this GPS on my ideafly 4?
 v_max 4871 points
Sure you can MOUNT it there... The question is IFLYC-4 flight controller can support standard GPS with standard serial port with NMEA data protocol. If yes, then no problem.
ViseV  4 points - 1/4/2015
To get this board working on the AIO i had to invert the yellow and the green cable! Firstly i tought was a baud problem so i connected the wires to arduino rx/tx following the connections written over the copper plates under the antenna. Then i tought the gps was broken because i had no signal in arduino monitor in both baudrates (38400 and 115200), then i inverted the green and yellow wires and all worked good andi could connect the gps with ucenter and upload proper configuration. The wires colours are not important, but please correct the indications over the board!!
 v_max 4871 points
The normal way of serail to serial connections is connect cross TX/RX wires. Serial out pint to serial input pin and vice versa. Eg TX-to-RX and RX-to-TX That's match connectors labeling. Nothing to correct.
 ViseV 4 points
Thanks v_max, i'm new to electronics and the different wires colours from the neo-7M to neo-6m confused me :)
 v_max 4871 points
never trust wire colors... this is an often reason to fry your electronics.. some products here has even messed up power wire colors... every time check pin-to-pin connection by on board labels not by wire colors BEFORE powering on. This will save you devices.
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Works fine. Came setup w/ 38400baud,5Hz, NMEA. Set mine to binary UBX with U-center using 3DR-Ublox.txt. Runs fine with MegaPirateNG2.8r3. Hotstart fix < 2seconds. Good value for it´s price.

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Realy good quality. install the Neo-6M on my multiwii board. Install the newest software and it works :-) im realy happy :-) cant wait to fly with my quad

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I got 2 of these and one just stopped working -_- Also take note the wires supplied are not coloured to normal standards.

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Seckin Onur
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Fixed 9 satellites less than 2 minutes. Kept working indooors. 5Hz gps module for this price is amazing. Thanks HK.

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I got mine and was excited about it. Installed it on Multwii AIO-2560 and defined UBLOX and buad-rate 57600. The power LED stayed on for few minutes and I got a Blinking Red LED (GPS LOCK on the NEO - Wow, the damn thing works - in Sydney Australia) and FC yellow LED started blinking a sequence, and I was indoors. After a power down and following days, I have been unable to get a GPS Lock. I have done absolutely nothing to it, just a simple cycle down. I have tried it outside and still nothing.....Just steady Red LED. Very unreliable.

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