Gpslim236 manual _e_-20060517.doc

Bluetooth GPS Receiver
User's Guide
HOLUX Technology Inc. 1F, No. 30, R&D Rd. II, HsinChu City 300, Science-based Industrial Park, Taiwan TEL: 03-6687000 FAX: 03-6687111 E-Mail: [email protected] Website: All Right Reserved Date: 031705 Still

HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
Table of Contents

HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
1. Overview
The HOLUX Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver (Fig. 1) is a total
solution GPS receiver with Bluetooth, UART interface and built-in rechargeable battery for high sensitivity to tracking signal. design is based on SiRF Star III low power Architecture. is a dual-function GPS receiver. Not only transmit satellite information through the PDA or Notebook with Bluetooth interfaces but also is a G-Mouse GPS receiver through a data cable to deliver satellite signal to the device without Bluetooth This positioning application meets strict needs such as car navigation, mapping, surveying, security, agriculture and so on. Only clear view of sky and certain power supply are necessary to the unit. contacts to other device through Bluetooth device, compatible interface of RS-232 or USB, and built-in recharge battery to save satellite information such as the status of satellite signal, the last location, date and time With low power consumption, the tracks up to 20 satellites at a time, re-acquires satellite signals in 100 ms and updates position data every second. Trickle-Power allows the unit operates a fraction of the time and Push-to-Fix permits user to have a quick position fix even though the receiver usually stays off. HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
2. Packing List
Congratulations on your purchase of the GPSlim236 GPS Receiver. We hope it will be useful to you for a long time. Before you begin, make sure that your package includes the following items. If any of these items are missing, please contact your local HOLUX dealer or distributor. Wireless Bluetooth GPS receiver l Travel power supply / Cigarette adapter l Manual and Driver CD 3. Main functions
provides a series of functions. It is well suited to system integration and users who use PDA, Notebook PC with Bluetooth device. l Built in SiRF Star III Low power consumption chipset. l 20 parallel satellite -tracking channels for fast acquisition and reacquisition. l High speed signal acquisition using 200,000 time/frequency search channels. l Built-in WAAS/EGNOS Demodulator without additional any hardware. Or use the high-sensitive software to get the fast acquisition and reacquisition in the urban, canyon and foliage environments. l Compatible with Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP) completely. l Low power consumption. Built-in rechargeable and changeable Lithium-ion battery without external power supply, and the working time lasts at least 10 l Provide Continue mode and Power saving mode for user's requirement. l Provide expand terminal contact to other system without Bluetooth device. l Built-in rechargeable battery for memory and RTC backup and for fast Time To First Fix (TTFF). l Support NMEA0183 v2.2 data protocol and SiRF binary code. l 4 colors LED to show the status of device. l Active antenna connector for getting better satellites signal. l FLASH based program memory. New software revisions upgradeable through serial interface. HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
l Small, sleek, and lightweight design easily fits in your hand. l Over-Temperature protection l Enhanced algorithms -SnapLock and SnapStart provide superior navigation, performance in urban, canyon and foliage environments. l For Car navigation, Marine navigation, Fleet management, AVL, Personal navigation, Tracking System, and Mapping device application. 4. Technical Specification
4.1. Basic Specification
l Chipset SiRF Star III chipset. l Channels 20 parallel satellite-tracking channels. l Frequency 1575.42 MHZ. l Receiver L1, C/A code. 4.2. Acquisition Time (averaged)
l Reacquisition 0.1sec. l Cold start < 42 seconds. l Warm start < 38 seconds . l Hot start < 1 seconds 4.3. Receiver Accuracy
l Normal 5-25 meters CEP without SA. l Enable EGNOS or WAAS Position: < 2.2 meters, horizontal 95% of time < 5 meters, Vertical 95% of time l Velocity within 0.1 meters / second l Time 1 microsecond synchronized GPS time 4.4. Use Limitation
l Altitude < 18,000 meters (60,000 feet) l Velocity: < 736 meters/ second (1000Knots) l Acceleration 4 G. l Jerk 20 meters / second, max 4.5. Power Supply
l External Voltage: 5VDC +/- 10% l Batteries Main Power: Built-in rechargeable Lithium -ion for system power. Backup Power: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery for memory & RTC backup. l Working voltage: 75-85mA (Normal mode). 30mA (Power Saving). HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
l Working period (In Battery full power status): > 10 hours on Continue mode. > 16 hours on Power Saving mode. l Protection circuit on should stop charging the cell when over-temperature condition --50 occurs. 4.6. Output and Interface
I. Output protocol II. Format. NMEA0183 V2.2 GPGGA (1time/1 sec), GPGSA (1 time/5 sec.), GPGSV (1time /5 sec.), GPRMC (1time /1 sec.), GPVTG (1 time/1 sec), (GLL, or SiRF binary format for optional). l Input/ Output Interface:
I. Compatible Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP), Version1.1 and class 2(up to 10 meter range). II. In/Out Port. GPS signal (Out)/Command(In) with CMOS/TTL Level USB Type B Connector and Cable option (a) GR230-A1(RS232 data cable) (b) GR230-A2 (USB data cable) (c) GR230-A3 (Mini USB port to PS2 port ). l External Antenna interface:
3.0V input MMCX type active a ntenna connector 4.7. Physical
l Size 46.3 67 19 mm l Weight < 56 g l Operating Temperature -10 to + 60 (under the un-charging condition); Charging Temperature 0 to + 45 l Storage Temperature l Operating humidity 5% to 95% No condensing 4.8. Other Functions
l Bluetooth frequency: 2.4 2.48GHZ l Bluetooth Input Sensitivity: -80dbm HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
l Low sensitivity of receiving satellite signal -189 dBW l External antenna interface: MMCX l LED Functions Indicate Bluetooth status, GPS status, Battery Status and Battery charging status HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
5. Getting Started
STEP 1. Charge Battery Please charge battery till LED off for the first time. Power cable plug in Power cable connect to power socket Battery indicator light: Charging -------------- green LED Mini USB power socket Full or Not in charging -- LED off STEP 2. Turn on Power Bluetooth Status –
Bluetooth device Blue LED blinking No (1time / 1sec) is transferring? No Blue LED blinking Note: Some PDAs have to re-open Bluetooth manager for Bluetooth device No Blue LED blinking Bluetooth device? GPS Status --- Put in clear view of the sky without any obstruction for better satellite acquiring. Turn on Search GPS -- Power Off -- Position Fixed -- HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
5.1. Hardware Description
Body description see Fig. 2: LED of Battery( Red / 2). LED status : 1 times / 1 sec Search Bluetooth Device Blinking 1 time / 1 sec Standby Mode 1 time / 3 sec Transferring Data Battery full or Not in charging Acquiring Satellites 3). Power Switch : HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
4). Optional accessories, and connector description, see Fig. 3. HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
External active antenna connector, see Fig. 5 Connector type: MMCX. Active power voltage: 3.0V Power Jack & Data Port, see Fig. 6 Jack type: Mating face of 5 pin Mini USB Type B female Pin definition see table 1 Signal and description Signal ground, Battery charging ground. Unregulated voltage out: 3.6 V max 100mA. Transmit Data. From organizer to peripheral.(Voltage Level is 3.3V Receive Data. Form peripheral to organizer.(Voltage level is 3.3V Positive terminal of DC adaptor that powers the internal charging VCHARG circuit of Li-Ion battery. The approved power supply is 5.0V +/- HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
5.2. Software Installation
The following is the steps of software installation to setup on PDA, DELL AXIM with Bluetooth Manager. For other PDA, the steps may be a little different. ( Bluetooth Manger is one of popular program used for Bluetooth device) 1. Open "Bluetooth Manager" on pocket
2. Search Bluetooth device "HOLUX
Select Explore a Bluetooth device 3. Find the Bluetooth device
Tap HOLUX GPSlim236 4. Connect to SPP Slave
Select SPP slave 6.
5. Finish Bluetooth Manager Setup
Tap and Hold HOLUX GPSlim236: SPP slave Finish Bluetooth setup (opposite arrow is displayed) HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
5.3. Installation of testing program
(GPSViewer.exe is compatible with Microsoft Pocket PC or other operation system 1). Install Microsoft ActiveSync to your PC, refer to your Pocket PC manual for installation procedure, as Fig. 5. 2). Setup your Pocket PC cradle to Desktop PC UART port. The Microsoft ActiveSync will detect your Pocket PC automatically. Setup your Pocket PC cradle to Desktop PC UART port. The Microsoft ActiveSync will detect your Pocket PC automatically, as Fig. 7. 3). Double click the GPSViewer.exe on your PC, then Holux GPSViewer.exe program will install automatically, as Fig. 8. Push "Start" "Programs" "GPSViewer" on PDA, as Fig. 9. HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
5) The following window is show after executing GPSViewer, as Fig. 10. 6) Setup Baud rate: 38400, then push "Scan" bottom to scan your COM Port (Example theIPAQ 3970 is the output port COM8). Select your COM Port (COM1 COM10), then push "Open GPN" bottom, as Fig. 11, Fig. 12, and Fig. 13. (Fig. 11) (Fig. 12) (Fig. 13) HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
Select "GPS Status" to show the satellite diagram like below, as Fig. 14. 6. Optional accessories
has many accessories to satisfy customers' requirement see table 2. with the following accessories, it can transmit message with PDA, Note Book easily. 1.5M RS232 data cable 1.5M USB data cable Output convert to GM-210's PDA Car charger adaptor 2M 28db MMCX connector active antenna HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
7. Driver Installation
accessories data cable without installing driver except GR230-A2 USB cable. The following is the steps of installation GR230-A2 7.1 System Requirement
CPU: IBM, Pentium, or other compatible PC. Memory: above 16 MB System: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP 7.2 Installation
USB folder from CD to hard disk. II. Connect GR-230-A2 USB connector to computer without receiver. While the computer automatically starts the installation program, please direct the driver to the 7.3 Important
Verify the COM port to start using your own navigation software. Click <Start> menu, select
<Setting>, then enter
After entering <Controller>, and select <System>.
III. Select <Device Manager>.
IV. Find the < Connector(COM & LPT)> and check the Virtual COM Port, which
was created by the USB driver. Please note that the virtual COM port number might be different from every computer. Before using navigation software, please confirm the COM Port numbers created by your computer and provided by your navigation software. Otherwise, the navigating software won't receive the satellite signal, because of the un-match COM Port setting. HOLUX GPSlim236 Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver Manual
8. Warranty
is warranted to be free from defects in material and functions for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Any failure of this product within this period under normal conditions will be replaced at no charge to the customers. has built Li-battery inside, please avoid closing high temperature
environment or sun shine directly for a long time.
? User has to return
to HOLUX if the inner Li battery has to be
9. Trouble Shooting
Connect an external antenna, which Weak or no GPS signal can be locate as a open space to your received at the place of and then run GPSViewer Cold start function. Go outdoor and run GPSViewer Cold start At outdoor space but GPS signal function to try again, or connect an is blocked by building or car roof. external antenna to improve the poor Bluetooth function unstable Re-Start PDA or PC and reference sec 5.2 re-install software Can not turn Install incompletely or Install completely or stop operate the device is being used other device that is being used. with same COM port Re-Start PDA or PC and reference sec. 5.2 re-install software. No action for few minutes may cause Pocket PC entry power Close the application and execute it again save mode. It will close the COM to reopen the COM port. port at the same time. Weak or no GPS signal when Connect an external antenna to your


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