The GPS provides location information with a positional error less than 3 meters in areas served by the WAAS and 15 meter accuracy worldwide. In addition to providing location information, the GPS is an ideal source of accurate time/date information. Finally, the GPS 1 PPS (pulse per second) output is synchronized to UTC time within ±1 microsecond. This makes the GPS’s 1 PPS signal an exceptionally accurate means to synchronize systems, whether across the room, or across the continent.
The heart of the DNA-GPS is the Garmin GPS 16-HVS. It offers an ideal combination of high accuracy, low power, small size and ease of use. It’s even waterproof (1 meter for 30 minutes). To simplify connection of the GPS to the Cube, the DNA-GPS product includes the DNA-STP-GPS break-out board. The DNASTP-GPS splits the signals on the GPS RJ-45 connector into more easily connected utilized connectors. It provides the two GPS serial ports on standard DB9 connectors. It maps the 1 PPS signal directly into the cube’s sync connector (as well as a BNC). It receives power from a standard cube daisy-chain connector. An on board LED flashes on each 1 PPS signal, allowing a quick visual confirmation of proper GPS operation and satellite synchronization. The DNA-GPS includes all the appropriate cables required to interface the various GPS signals to the Cube.
Dedicated Systems Australia | Realtime & Embedded Computing
Founded in 2003, Dedicated Systems Australia Pty Ltd is a privately owned Australian Company focussing on Real-Time and Embedded Computing Products.
We sell and support specialist COTS (commercial off the shelf) software and hardware to the Defence, Communications and Industrial markets in Australia & New Zealand. Our products help customers to reduce their time to market / deployment and to reduce risk in design and life time management. Our supply partners are all leaders in their chosen fields. We enjoy their full back-up in supporting our customers.
Our software products include VxWorks, Linux and Workbench from Windriver, GNATPro from AdaCore and DDS from RTI.
Our main hardware products include 12R1, 12R2 rugged chassis and ATRs from Elma, EuropacPro chassis from Schroff, CP6002 and CP305 CPCI Boards from Kontron, ComEth Ethernet switches from Interface Concept and MIL-STD1553 and ARINC429 interfaces from Ballard.