With GSM-GPS click, you can summon the power of satellites in Earth’s orbit and the terrestrial network of cellular towers to find your car, keys or cat.
It wasn’t far back in time when this type of tracking technology was the domain of hi-tech spy thrillers. Of course, resourceful hardware developers and makers knew how to wire up and program a GSM and GPS to work in unison. But to have both on a single device opens more possibilities.
First, it’s way simpler to program. There are no compatibility issues you can run into when both chips are in a single package. Plus we provide the AT parser on which the demo example is based on. You can learn more about in the Learn article.
With that much less wires and connections it becomes easier to add more features to your design. For example, an altimeter for more precise altitude measurements, or just an unrelated sensor, like air quality, specific for your application.
The module we chose for the first GSM-GPS click is a SIM808. The high-performance GSM/GPRS engine works on GSM, EGSM, DSC and PCS frequencies. The GPS has a 1 second TTF (Time To First Fix) from a hot start and 30 seconds from a cold start. Tracking sensitivity is -165 dBm. You can read more details and specifications on the product page.
The video below includes a simple demo that shows GSM GPS working together at the same time. The Libstock example is more interesting.