BU-500 series GPS Receiver
Driver CD-ROM with User’s Guide and GPS test utility for WIN and Mac O/S*
Please search “Prolific PL2303 USB-UART” app for smart phone and tablet PC.
The GlobalSat BU-50X series GPS receivers require a Windows system,Macintosh laptop computer, Tablet PC or smart phone that supports OTG feature, with a CD-ROM*, USB port, and NMEA compatible navigation software.
The 3rd party mapping/navigation software may have its own system requirements, please check with software vendor for details.
*CD-ROM is required for USB driver installation and access to the User’s Guide.
Android 3.2 and above OS versions supported PL2303 driver.
1. GETTING STARTED
These are only a few simple steps that you need to follow before using your BU-50X series GPS receiver:
1. When you use the BU-50X series GPS receiver, you need to install the USB driver onto your device from the included CD-ROM.
2.Plug-in the GPS receiver into your laptop, computer, tablet pc or smart phone.
From within your mapping, or navigation software (including the supplied GPS Information utility), you will need to manually configure the selection
of the COM port to what was assigned to the GPS receiver so that proper communication between the GPS receiver and mapping program can occur.
Most all software requires that you manually configure the COM port setting for any GPS device you use.
1. You must change the default rate setting of your mapping software's Baud Rate to 4800 if this is not currently set as such otherwise GPS data cannot be received.
2. Set Baud Rate 4800, Data Bit: 8, Parity: None, Stop Bit: 1, Flow Control: None
Install APP for Smartphone and Tablet PC
1. Click “Google Play Store” on your smart phone or tablet PC.
2. Search “PL2303”
3. Install “Prolific PL2303 UB-UART” APP
4. Executive “Serial Terminal for PL2303HXD” APP
5. Setting Baud rate 4800.
6. Plug in GPS receiver to USB port, enjoy it!
GPS Electrical Characteristics (Receiver)
GPS Chipset: SiRF STAR IV GSD4e
Frequency: L1, 1575.42 MHZ
C/A Code: 1.023 MHz chip rate
Channels: 48 channel all-in-view tracking
Chipset Sensitivity: -163dBm
Accuracy: Position Horizontal
<2.5m 2D RMS SBAS Enable
Velocity: 0.1m/sec 95% (SA off)
Time: 1 micro-second synchronized to GPS time
Hot start: 1 sec., average (with ephemeris and almanac valid)
Warm start: 38 sec., average (with almanac but not ephemeris)
Cold start: 42 sec., average (neither almanac nor ephemeris)
Reacquisition: 0.1 sec., average (interruption recovery time)
Protocol: Electrical level
Default: NMEA 0183 (Secondary: SiRF binary)
SiRF binary>>position, velocity, altitude, status and control
GPS Output Data:
NMEA 0183 MEA0183 V3.0 protocol, and supports
command: CGA, GSV, RMC, VTG, GLL v1.1 (VTG and GLL are optional)
GPS transfer rate: Software command setting (Default: 4800,n,8,1for NMEA)
Dynamic Condition: Acceleration Limit Less than 4g
Altitude Limit: 18,000 meters (60,000 feet) max.
Velocity Limit: 515 meters/sec. (1,000 knots) max.
Jerk Limit: 20 m/sec**3
Temperature Operating: -40ºC ~ 85ºC
Storage: -40ºC ~ 85ºC
Humidity: Up to 95% non-condensing
Power Voltage: 4.5V ~ 5.5V
Current: 60mA typical
Physical Characteristics Dimension: 1.83" x 1.51" x 0.76" (46.5mm x 38.3mm x 19.2mm)
USB Cable Length: 60" (150~154cm)