Introducing the NEO-6M Module+External Antenna, the perfect solution for any hobbyist who needs navigation with extreme precision and accuracy! This module is built to withstand even the harshest conditions, so you can get reliable data day or night. With its UART comms interface and supply voltage range of 3VDC–5VDC, getting accurate results has never been easier.
The NEO-6M GPS Module For Arduino is a very robust GPS module, especially for its entry-level price and non-intrusive size. Fully compatible with UART devices such as the Raspberry Pi Pico, and Arduino Uno R3 as well as the MSP range of microprocessors by Texas Instruments. Capable of positional accuracy of just under 2m and an astounding velocity accuracy of <0.1m/s.
Once powered, the module will instantly acquire a satellite signal for a position fix. Once fixed, an onboard LED will blink to confirm and continue to blink for the time the module has a successful positional fix!
Wiring Diagram for Uno R3
The above image will give you an idea of how to connect the NEO-6M Module+External Antenna to the Arduino Uno R3. We recommend that you use the hardware-defined pins just keep in mind that on the GPS module the TX and RX pins are swapped so you will need to connect the TX and RX pins as follows: GPS module TX to Arduino Uno RX, GPS module RX to Arduino Uno TX. The unit we sell has 5 pins the extra pin is the PPS pin
NEO-6M Module+External Antenna Specification
- Model: u-blox NEO-6M
- Supply Voltage Range: 3VDC – 5VDC
- Comms Interface: UART
- Time-To-First-Fix (Cold / Warm Starts): 27 Seconds
- Time-To-First-Fix (Hot Start): 1 Second
- Sensitivity: As low as -147dBm
- Max Navigation Update Rate: 5Hz
- Horizontal Positional Accuracy (GPS): 2.5m
- On-board EEPROM and backup battery which saves configuration data when powered off
- Module Dimensions: ~(26.3mm x 35.5mm x 3.6mm)
- Mounting Hole Diameter: ~3.2mm (M3)
- Mounting Hole Spacing (Centre to Centre): Long Side: ~30.4mm / Short Side: ~20.1mm
It was surprisingly easy to get this module to work with my arduino uno, I haven't fully tested the accuracy yet but inside my house it usually got within 5m.