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  PCM-3292 PC/104 GPS Module


Dial-Up Socket Modem with Serial Port



GPRS/GSM Cell Modem & GPS Module






PCM-36E06 Manual (333 KB)

The PCM-36E06 is an Advanced Communication PC/104 module that can be configured to provide Serial port, GPS, GPRS/GSM/PCS modem, and Dial-Up modem capabilities.

The PCM-36E06 uses a dual UART where channel A can be configured as an RS232 Serial port or GPS and channel B can be configured as a Dial-Up or GPRS/GSM/PCS Fax/Modem.

The GPS uses a sophisticated satellite technology to locate and track any location in the world, in real-time. Using a Trimble® Lassen SQ 8-channel parallel tracking GPS engine that is ideally suited for embedded applications. The Lassen SQ GPS receiver outputs a complete position, velocity, and time (PVT) solution in either NMEA version 3.0 ASCII or Trimble TSIP binary protocol. A Pulse-Per-Second signal is available for very accurate timing and synchronization applications. This signal can be used to generate a processor interrupt if required.

The Dial-Up Fax/Modem utilizes a standard Multi-Tech embedded socket modem module. These modem modules come in variety of speeds from 2400 baud to 56K baud and can be easily exchanged. There is also a Bluetooth module available from Multi-Tech that can plug into this modem socket.

The Telit GPRS/GSM/PCS Quad Band Fax/Modem is the ideal solution for remote wireless data communications. It supports 850, 900, 1800, 1900 Mhz bands allowing it to work Internationally at data baud rates of up to 85.6K. This GPRS modem also provides an internal TCP/IP stack allowing allowing lower-end operating systems such as DOS to communicate over the Internet. Modem control is handled through the simple and familiar AT command set eliminating the need for custom drivers.

You will need to provide a SIM card. SIM cards can be purchased from all major providers. Or you can pull the SIM card from your phone, insert it into the module, and viola, you are making calls under your cellular account. Works with all providers currently supporting SIM cards (AT&T, T-Mobile, and Cingular).

The combination of GPS and a GPRS/GSM/PCS modem on a single PC/104 module is extremely useful. Any GPS application that needs to communicate by nature requires a wireless connections. The PCM-36E06, GPS/GPRS combination is an unprecedented value when both GPS and a Cell Modem are require.



  • 8-Bit PC/104 card with 16-Bit pass through.
  • Dual standard 82550 on-board UARTs with address & IRQ jumper selection.
  • Cost-effective GPS solution
  • Solid and proven Trimble® 8-channel GPS engine, provides accurate performance.
  • GPRS/GSM/PCS Cell Modem with internal TCP/IP stack with AT command control.
  • GSM Triband 900/1800/1900 MHz International Cell Modem.
  • Provision for Multi-Tech Socket Modem products, 2400 to 56K dial-up modems.
  • Additional RS232 Serial Port.
  • Single 5 Volt Operation.
  • Compatible with virtually all Operating Systems, Linux, CE, XP, DOS.


UART Functions

  • UART Chipset: National Semiconductor PC16552 Dual UART.
  • UART Channel A: RS232 Serial Port or GPs
  • UART Channel B: Dial-Up Socket Modem or GPRS/GSM Cell Modem.
  • Baud Rate: 50 ~ 115,200 bps.
  • Interrupts: IRQ 3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12, or 15, individually selectable or shared.
  • I/O Addressing: I/O address range for each channel is individually jumper selcctable from 200 to 3F8 Hex.

GPS Functions

  • Control Chipset: Trimble® Colossus RF ASIC & IO-TS DSP, 32-Bit RISC CPU.
  • Receiving Channel: 12 channel, continuous tracking receiver with 32 correlators
    (upgradable using Lassen iQ to 12 channels)
  • Receiving Frequency: L1 (1575.42 MHz), C/A code.
  • Protocols: TSIP, TAIP, NMEA 0183 v3.0, RTCM SC-104.
  • Navigation Update Rate: 1 Hz (1 second).
  • Accuracy:
    • Horizontal: <5 meters (50%), <8 meters (90%)
    • Altitude: <10 meters (50%), <16 meters (90%)
    • Velocity: 0.06 m/sec
    • PPS (static): ±50 nanoseconds
  • Tracking Performance Acceleration: Up to 4 G (39.2 m/sec2)
  • Time to First Fix: Cold start <86 seconds, Warm start <42 seconds, Hot Start <13 seconds.
  • Antenna: Trimble P/N 39265-02 with 15' of cable. GPS has antenna short-circuit detection and protection.

GPRS/GSM Functions

  • Control Module: Telit GM862-Quad (Telit GM862-GPS with 20 channel GPS optional)
  • Output Frequency: Quad Band EGSM - 850 / 900 Mhz / 1800 Mhz /1900 MHz.
  • Output Power: Class 4 [2W] @ 850/900 Mhz - Class 1 [1W] @ 1800/1900 Mhz
  • Compliance: GPRS class B -class 10. GSM Phase 2/2+.
  • Modem Control: AT Command set with ITU, GSM, GPRS, Telit extensions.
  • Sensitivity: 107 dBm (typ.) @ 850/900 Mhz - 106 dBm (typ.) @ 1800/1900 Mhz
  • Power Consumption:
    • Power Off: 26 uA
    • Idle: 4 mA
    • Dedicated Mode: 200 mA
    • GPRS cl. 10(max): 370 mA
  • Data Speed: CSD up to 14.4 kbps. Packed Data up to 85.6 kbps.
  • Clock: Real-Time Clock/Calandar with Alarm functionality.
  • Antenna: 50 Ohm, 1.6" high Helical Stub MMCX with a cable length of 6 - 9".

Dial-Up Modem Functions

  • Data Modem: ITU-T V.92/V.90/56K, V.34/33.6K, V.32bis/14.4K, V.22bis/2400 baud.
  • Fax Modem: ITU-T V.17, V.29, V.27, V.21.
  • Approvals: Global
  • Certifications: UL1950, CSA 950, EN 60950, AS 3260, CCC, FCC Part 15.
  • Modem Control: AT Command set.
  • Error Correction: V.42 LAPM, MNP 2-4.
  • Data Compression: V.42bis, MNP Class 5.
  • Modem Speed: 56 Kbps maximum.
  • Fax Speed: 14.4 Kbps maximum..

Mechanical and Environmental

  • Power Requirements: 5 V ± 5 %, ripples within 50 mV p-p
  • Power Consumption: + 5 V @ 300 mA (typical)
  • Operating Temperature: 0° ~ 60°C (32° ~ 140°F) (-30 ~ +80C optional)
  • Operating Humidity: 0% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Board Dimensions: 96 mm x 90 mm (3.77" x 3.54") (L x W)
  • Weight: 102 g (0.224 lbs.)

PRICING (Single Unit Pricing. Includes: Integration, Setup,Testing, & Enhanced Support)

PCM-36E06-010 ... GPS W/ANT PC/104 Module


PCM-36E06-001 ... GPRS/GSM Cell Modem W/ANT PC/104 Module


PCM-36E06-011 ... GPRS/GSM & GPS W/ANTs PC/104 Module


PCM-36E06-003 ... 56K FAX/Modem W/RS232 Port PC/104 Module


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