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Type of gps receiver in the Phantom?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by herkam, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. herkam

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    Hi,
    there have been many posts on this forum about gps and to lock on enough satellites. Today the GLONASS system has good coverage and if you use a GPS receiver that can receive both GPS and GLONASS you will have plenty of satellites all the time with good angles! But the receiver used in the Phantom seems to be GPS only but what chip they are using?
    With that I mean what chip that is mounted on the PCB?

    If it is an Ublox there is a big chance that it can be replaced with an Ublox version that can receive both GPS and GLONASS.

    Could someone please take a detailed picture of the PCB?

    I haven't bought the Phantom yet so I can't check this.

    /hakan
     
  2. herkam

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    Found a picture of it and it is a Neo 6-Q from Ublox.
    The good thing is that there is a new version of that chip that is backward compatible called Neo 7-N that has both GPS and GLONASS!!!
    That would be a major upgrade and would solve many of the problems with slow satellite lock.
    The problem is that there are several version of the Neo 6 and is the Neo 7-N the correct replacement or should it be some other version?
    Has Dji some special fetures that they have requested from Ublox?

    If it is compatible it is quite easy to desolder the old one and hand solder in the new chip.
    The price for the chip is 79$.

    Any chance of getting any answer from Dji on this.....

    /hakan
     
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  3. MrC

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    [​IMG] Very interesting, using the glonass sats too would solve so many problems..