Taiwan, 26 April 2006: FTech Corp. has released a solar-powered Bluetooth GPS featuring SiRF Star III. The 20-channel unit is capable of operating indoors and tracking signals down to -159dBm. It operates for 12 to 15 hours on fully charged battery and activated solar panel.
The model supports NMEA0183 GGA, GSA, GSV, RMC and VTG protocols. Specifications include 9600, N, 8, 1 baud rate; 1Hz maximum update rate, WGS84 datum; and L1, 1575.42MHz frequency. Average hot/warm/cold start is 1sec/38sec/42sec, and average reacquisition time is 0.1sec. Position accuracy is 10m, 2D RMS or 5m, 2D RMS with WAAS enabled.
The 55x103x22mm unit has a built-in ceramic patch antenna and MMCX external antenna interface. Power supply is 5V DC, and power consumption is 85mA.