[maemo-users] N810 gps troubles

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Mon Mar 31 21:44:56 EEST 2008
On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:45:00AM -0700, Andrew Daviel wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Mar 2008, Frederic Crozat wrote:
> > Once you get the almanac downloaded, fix time can be shorter (5
> > minutes to 10 minutes in bad conditions). And if you got a fix in the
> Any idea where the almanac is stored ? In the GPS chip itself ? Does it 
> survive power-down or dead battery ? I gather it's a Texas device 
> (GPS5300) with not a lot of info on the Web (contact TI if you're a 
> cellphone maker wanting millions of the things, hobbyists need not 
> apply). The 2-page teaser suggests that it communicates over a serial 
> bus, maybe native NMEA0183.
>   - I'm curious. What time-to-first-fix are people experiencing ?

3-4 minutes.

My GlobalSat BT-308 (SiRF StarII) gets the fix in 1-2 minutes in the
same conditions, which is (a) better, (b) still disappointing.

Both are pretty much useless when walking around on foot in the city.

Marius Gedminas
9. Okay, then, what do you think about "syntactic noise" in config files?

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