Nicholas Skinner

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Archive for February, 2009

Level Converter with the GM862-GPS

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

GM862-GPS Breakout BoardI have been trying to get a level converter working with the GM862-GPS for a while now and finally managed it the other day.

Initially purchased a converter from BitBox however failed to appreciate that it required a power source matching the voltage of the levels on the GM862-GPS. Therefore purchased a 3.3V another one from SK Pang Electronics. It is USB powered which simplifies things, also despite the name after reading the data sheet I determined that it was actually compatible with the 2.8V CMOS levels on the GM862-GPS.