The PLURA Rubidium series GPS module GPS 10 MHz is a very accurate and stable method of acquiring a universal real time base for a Time Code or timer system (e.g. for GT modules).
The precise acquired reference time, date and seconds pulse is then transferred into form of a serial protocol.
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Module System Diagram
GPS ANT Pole Mount
GPS ANTPL2 Flush Mount
108 (W) x 108 (D) x 60 (H) mm
4,25 (W) x 4,25 (D) x 2,36 (H) inch
- Two 10 MHz outputs, third output optional
- PPS and time and date data string reference outputs
- Two RS232 communication ports
- Time zone calculation
- Automatic summer/winter DST switching
- Leap year/second compatible
- SNMP ready
- Hot swappable
- Failure relay
- TC_link compatible
- UMID data capable
The module needs to be used in conjunction with a RUBIDIUM Series housing, with power supply and the ANTG optional antenna.
Initial user configuration can be accomodated with a Windows PC, USB and/or Ethernet port connectivitiy (if IE module is available).
The module comes with two 10 MHz outputs, which are often used for synchronizing a third party SPG system.
Automatic DST calculation for all time zones is available.
The GPS 10 MHz module offers a variety of monitoring and control possibilities.
Easy implementation for simple, complex and fail-proof redundant systems.
The GPS antenna combines a planar antenna and a frequency converter, which translates the high-frequency phasemodulated signal of the GPS system to an intermediate frequency.
This way a standard coaxial cable can be used for the connection with the GPS 10 MHz module at a distance of up to 300 meters (with RG58).
With a low-loss cable type (like RG213), distances of up to 500 m can be achieved without an additional amplifier.
The 10 MHz signal is located on an intermediate frequency level and is available and stable very quickly.
Voltage protectors and fiber-optic cable connections are optionally available.
The GPS 10 MHz-module has the following outputs:
- Two serial interfaces for the output of the time information
- Seconds pulse with seconds pulse - telegram
- Four programmable GPIs
- Two 10 MHz-signals (a third output is optionally available)
Every module is connected to an internal hot swappable bus, which bilaterally connects all modules within a particular housing.
The internal bus can be distributed over several housings by using the RLC port. The RLC-plug contains a voltage feed, a failure relay output and a TC_link interface.
TC_link is a real time capable proprietary interface, which is based on a customized RS485 interface.
On the back of every housing, a PC interface (USB) can be found. This serial connection is used for configuration, status control, and also software and firmware updates.
With IE Ethernet module, browser configuration, status control and SNMP functions also available.
If the GPS receiver is switched off, the last valid almanac and ephemeris data is buffered into memory and the time is switched to a "free run" mode using an internal quartz.
After reconnecting to the GPS, a longer period of time will be required before a stable time can be acquired.
In order to avoid this, the GPS receiver has a separate back-up voltage input.
Various degrees of precision are possible by implementing the various available quartzes:
Two GPS 10 MHz-modules connected to PLURA RUB SR changeover module which provide time, date and 10 MHz fail-proof redundant system.
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Product Model ID: RUB G10 Module description GPS receiver with 10 MHz out module RUBIDIUM series 1 & 3 Reference Module
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