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Discontinued SKM53 GPS Starter Kit

SKM53 GPS Starter Kit

  • Brand: Cytron
  • Product Code: SKGPS-53
  • Availability:
  • Warranty Period: 12 months
*Starting from 20th March 2015, SKGPS-53 is Rev2.0, please check Rev2.0 User's Manual.
The SKM53 GPS module Starter Kit (SKGPS-53) is a special designed starter kit which offer convenient yet safer GPS module for user. Power for SKGPS -53 is supply from 5V of UART pin. UART communication is provided for user interface this starter kit to PC/laptop or micrcocontroller.

The SKM53 Series with embedded GPS antenna enables high performance navigation in the most stringent applications and solid fix even in harsh GPS visibility environments. It is based on the high performance features of the MediaTek 3329 single-chip architecture. It is -165dBm tracking sensitivity extends positioning coverage into place like urban canyons and dense foliage environment where the GPS was not possible before.

  • Ultra high sensitivity: -165dBm
  • 22 tracking/66 acquisition-channel receiver
  • NMEA protocols (default speed: 9600bps)
  • Internal back-up battery
  • Default Baud Rate: 9600
  • One serial port
  • Embedded patch antenna 18.2 x 18.2 x 4.0 mm
  • Operating temperature range: -40 to 85℃
Dimension: 39mm x 50mm

1. Getting Started - SKGPS-53 (SK18B - PIC16F628)
Hi, it seems like the getting started tutorial is outdated because the USB to UART converter is now in rev 3.0, may I ask the connection of this starter kit to the USB to UART converter rev 3.0? ( Chan Chee Hong, 01/02/2018 )

Hi, thanks for the feedback, we will let the person in charge know. The connections between SKGPS-53 and UC00A are still same: SKGPS-53 5V to UC00A VCC, SKGPS-53 GND to UC00A GND, SKGPS-53 RX to UC00A TX, SKGPS-53 TX to UC00A RX.

Can we change update rate for this GPS module? From datasheet MEDIATEK -3329 can has update rate of 10Hz. ( mee, 30/05/2016 )

From the Datasheet of SKM53, it does not list the method to change the update rate: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzFWfMiqqjyqMWZTMUNLTjE2czA/view

How to make this GPS module works with FPGA (VHDL)? ( Josh, 26/04/2016 )

Hi. It is more convenient if you can post a topic in technical forum and share your problem as this session is only for short inquiry. Thanks. :)

this gps can use in rapsberry pi? ( akashah, 06/04/2016 )

Hi, this Sensor use UART to operate and the Raspberry pi does provide the UART. In term of hardware it is compatible. Thanks. :)

hi, what is the distance accuracy for the gps module,? ( Aimn, 22/01/2016 )

Hi, Accuracy of GPS module according to the user manual is 3.0 meter CEP without SA. Thanks. :)

hi...to use skm53gps...izzit i have to buy start up kit and uc00a oso? ( kiki, 10/11/2015 )

It depends, if you need to connect to computer/laptop, yes! But if you want to connect to microcontroller, UC00A is not needed.

I'm using mikroC and get stuck on the coding to make the sensor works. May I know what is the coding for mikroC instead of using arduino's? ( Wei Hown, 28/04/2015 )

We do not have example code in MikroC, but you can check out this tutorial that interface SKGPS with PIC16F628A. Still the code is not MikroC, but the controller is PIC, so it might be easier. Please do continue the discussion in our techinical forum as this section is for short inquiry, thanks :)

Hi, I followed the Tutorial from the website and made the changes require to upload the code. http://www.fut-electronics.com/wp-content/plugins/fe_downloads/Uploads/Connecting%20Skylab%20SKM53%20GPS%20module%20with%20Arduino%20and%20Demo%20code.pdf However from the Serial Monitor I couldn't get the Latitude Longitude information. What I got is Latitude : 0.0000000 :: Longitude : 0.0000000 How can I make sure the GPS kit is working? ( Ant, 04/02/2015 )

Not really clear how is your setup and what is the program you are using, please do continue to share more information in our technical forum as this section is for short inquiry, thanks :)

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Description Date Added Size Action
User's Manual V1.0 August 2012 25/10/2019 N/A Download
User's Manual R2.0 March15 25/10/2019 N/A Download
Datasheet 25/10/2019 N/A Download
Mini GPS Software 25/10/2019 N/A Download
GPS Trace Software 25/10/2019 N/A Download
Fritzing File 25/10/2019 N/A Download
Fritzing Tutorial 25/10/2019 N/A Download
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