mRo SAM GPS + IST8308 Mag (Med Size) MRO10038
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Background/History of the product:
The mRo SAM GPS V2.0 is based on the old and now retired mRo mini SAM. The main difference is that it uses an ideal ground plane of 40mm x 40mm as recommended by uBlox. This makes it a little heavier at 10.3 grams versus 7.6 grams, but gives you an increase from ~22 dB-Hz to ~34dB-Hz, which is a lot of gain for just 2.7 grams!
We saved some weight with a new generation, smaller rechargeable coin battery, and a thinner PCB. We threw in an IST8308 magnetometer, therefore, the PCB still denotes the old IST8X10.
Compared to the IST, the IST8308 has less temperature drift, more sensitivity, and a built-in noise filter. Older GPS versions used the LIS3MDL, which doesn’t even come close to the performance to the old IST8310 let alone the IST8308
mRo SAM GPS + IST8308 Mag (Med Size) Supports: Ardupilot and PX4
|Specifications||mRo SAM GPS + IST8308 Mag (Medium Size) MRO10038|
|Ground Plane||31mm x 31mm|
|Constellations||USA (GPS), Russia(GLONASS) and Europe (Galileo). China can be enabled (BeiDou).|
*See full compatibility chart for supported flighstack versions
|Minimum and Maximum Operating Temperature||-20 ~ 80 °C|
|Dimensions||31mm x 31mm x 11.5mm|
|Weight||7.86 grams (.28 oz)|
|Connectors||-6-Pins JST-GH-Auxiliary Port I2c|
|Includes||1x mRo uGPS ublox Sam M8Q.1x 6-Pins JST-GH to 6-Pins JST-GH – MRC02061x 6-Pins JST-GH to 6 Separate 2.54mm Females – MRC0202 (For project versatility)|
|[Quality] and Typical Platforms||[High]|
|Other Features||*Lightest GPS version , 7.86 grams (.28 oz)*PPS/GND signal pads*Rechargeable battery*Status LED*Standard JST-GH (GPS and I2C)|
- Arducopter 4.0
- ArduPlane 4.0
- ArduRover 4.0
Normal usage guide
All connectors follow the Dronecode connector standard. Unless noted otherwise all connectors are JST GH.
NOTE: Pinouts are from the Autopilot perspective