Connecting the receiver to external devices

You can connect an SPS receiver to the following devices:

Connecting to a Trimble controller running the SCS900 Site Controller software

You can operate an SPS GPS receiver with any Trimble controller, for example, a TSC2 or a Trimble Tablet, that is running the SCS900 software. Typically, the receiver and the controller operate from their own individual power sources. The receiver and controller can communicate through Bluetooth wireless technology and can be connected without a cable. However, if a cable is required, the following table shows how to connect the cables for each combination of SPS GPS receiver and Trimble controller.

 

To connect a SPS Modular receiver to a …

Use cable P/N …

Use cable connector …

and connect the cable to the …

Trimble Tablet or TSC2

59046

DB-9

Lemo

TSC2

SPS Modular

 

59043

DB-9

DB-9

TSC2

SPS Modular

Trimble CU controller

53004007

6-pin Hirose

Lemo

Trimble CU controller

SPSx51

 

53002007

6-pin Hirose

DB-9

Trimble CU controller

SPS Modular

To connect a SPS882 Smart GPS antenna to a …

     

Trimble Tablet or TSC2

59046

DB-9

Lemo (Port 1)

TSC2

SPS882

 

59043

DB-9

DB-9

TSC2

SPS882

Trimble CU controller

53004007

6-pin Hirose

Lemo (Port 1)

Trimble CU controller

SPS882

 

53002007

6-pin Hirose

DB-9

Trimble CU controller

SPS882

Internal radio-modems (SPS Modular only)

The most common data link for Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) operation is a radio. The receiver (excluding the SPS351) is available with the following internal radios:

  • 410 MHz – 470 MHz (Tx/Rx, Rx only, or Tx only)
  • 900 MHz (Tx/Rx, Rx only, or Tx only)

Note – “Tx” indicates that the radio transmits corrections. “Rx” indicates that the receiver receives corrections. “Tx/Rx” indicates that the radio both transmits and receives corrections.

External radio-modems (SPS882 only)

The most common data link for Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) operation is a radio. The Smart GPS antenna is available with the following internal radios:

Note – “Tx” indicates that the radio transmits corrections. “Rx” indicates that the receiver receives corrections. “Tx/Rx” indicates that the radio both transmits and receives corrections.

If the Smart GPS antenna does not have an internal transmit radio, or you want to connect to a higher powered external transmit radio or cellular modem, use the DB9 port, the Lemo port, or Bluetooth wireless technology.

The SPS882 Smart GPS antenna supports the following Trimble base radios:

The Smart GPS antenna also supports third-party transparent radios and third-party cellular modems.

To use an external radio with the Smart GPS antenna, you need an external power source for the radio—except for the SNB900 radio, which contains an internal battery. To configure the radio modem separately, use the external radio’s configuration program, or the display and keypad.