Adding GPS to your Arduino has never been easier. Multiple GPS receivers attach easily to the shield, and with the example sketch (check below), you will be able to locate your exact position within a few meters. Here&apos s where we are. GPS also gives you amazingly accurate time!
A connector for the popular EM-406 GPS receiver is populated on the board, and footprints for EM-408 and EB-85A connectors are also made available (connectors are not included and can be found below in the related items). There is also a spot for the UP501 GPS module. The regular GPS pins (RX, TX, PPS, etc.) are also broken out to a 10-pin 0.1" pitch header, and a small protoyping area is also provided.
The DLINE/UART switch switches the GPS module&apos s input/output between Arduino&apos s standard TX/RX pins or any digital pins on the Arduino (default setting uses pins 3 and 2 connected to TX and RX, respectively). The DLINE/UART switch must be set to DLINE in order to upload code through the Arduino IDE.
The shield also includes the footprint for a 12mm coin cell battery holder to provide battery backup to the optional EB-85A GPS module.An ON/OFF switch is included which controls power to the GPS module. Additionally, the Arduino reset switch is also brought out.
EM-406 GPS Module
EM-406 Interface Cable
Set of Stackable Headers
EM-406 connector populated
EM-408 and EB-85A connector footprints provided and connected for optional use
UP501 connector and footprint
Coin cell battery socket footprint provided and connected for optional battery backup of EB-85A GPS module
Standard Arduino sized shield
GPS serial and PPS signals broken out to a 0.1" header for additional device connections
Arduino reset button
DLINE/UART switch controls serial communications
ON/OFF switch controls power to GPS module