OK firstly... I'm a total electronic nube.
No jokes!

I do how ever have something that might help people who want the ublox modules but who are not "PRO's".

As a student i do have a lot of time and found this in one of my favourite shops.

http://www.rfdesign.co.za/pages/5645456/Products/GPS-Products/Receiver-Boards.asp

They have a whole bunch of Ublox GPS boards.

The boards feature onboard power regulators, ic drivers, Bla,don't know what they are,Bla serial ports,USB ports ect.
I do believe we are however interested in the serial ports, and even more so in one of the boards that feature 2 serial datalines 2Tx 2Rx. eg.

http://www.alphamicro.net/resources/u-blox/RCB-4H_Data_Sheet%28GPS.G4-MS4-06034%29.pdf

There are other boards also available with the new 5H ect.

Hope this is of use
Gerrit

P.s. The boards are really cheap. devide the price by 7.8 to get $

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Comment by Peter Meister on August 3, 2009 at 8:59pm
thats very interesting and thanks for posting this, hey jordi anyway to integrate the ublox to this board and use the pin outs to connect to ardupilot and also to telemetry ?
Comment by Cronselaar on August 4, 2009 at 3:26am
I think so... the module can be programmed to send data(any config) through the 2 serial lines.
The reference board that sparkfun sells is also attainable.. but only has one serial and one USB port
Comment by Anton Coetzee on August 4, 2009 at 8:03am
Hi

Yup. I'm also a great fan of RF Design... You might also look at their smaller LEA-5H boards - I'm using one for an autopilot project at the moment and for development, that seems to be the way to go. I'm using one of the onboard UARTs, but programming the receiver through the USB port.. very convenient.
For the final board the bare uBlox modules are easy enough to solder by hand, and they need a bare minimum of external components..
And the price is great....

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