1040_0B Phidget GPS, 1040_0B

£67.32 £56.10

Measure global position, velocity and heading with the Phidget GPS. Best case accuracy of 2.5m CEP.


The Phidget GPS provides the longitude and latitude of the board's position in signed decimal degree format. The position accuracy (best case) is 2.5m CEP (Circular Error of Probability).

The 1040 also provides altitude, heading and velocity as well as the time and date. It will also let you know when it has a satellite fix.

The PhidgetGPS has a 3V rechargeable lithium battery to provide "hot starts" by remembering its previous positions. With a live battery, the 1040 can perform a signal re-acquisition in less than 1 second. The battery provides up to 1 month of operation before having to be recharged. Recharging an empty battery takes 24 hours.


Comes packaged with


  • An external active GPS antenna
  • Hardware mounting kit:
  • 4x M3 Bolts (2cm Length)
  • 4x Plastic spacers (5mm Length)
  • 4x M3 Nuts


Controlled By


API Object Name


Position Data Format

Signed Decimal Degree

Circular Error Probable (Best Case)

2.5 m

Velocity Error Max

100 mm/s

Timing Error Max

300 ns

Altitude Max

18 km

Velocity Max

515 m/s

Tracking Sensitivity

-161 dBm

Re-acquisition Time (Hot Start)

1 s

Update Rate

10 samples/s

Electrical Properties

USB Voltage Min

4.4 V DC

USB Voltage Max

5.3 V DC

Current Consumption Max

110 mA

Backup Battery Life

1 months

Battery Charge Time

24 h

USB Speed

Full Speed

Physical Properties

Operating Temperature Min

0 °C

Operating Temperature Max

70 °C