TangoGPS and GPSD

Joerg Reisenweber joerg at openmoko.org
Sun Jul 6 19:52:51 CEST 2008

Am So  6. Juli 2008 schrieb Marcus Bauer:
> On Sun, 2008-07-06 at 19:17 +0200, Bernhard Höll wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > unfortunately I still get no GPS data. I went for a 25 minute trip on a
> > plain field, so GPS reception should be no prob. .
> My Freerunner needs ~5 minutes before it has the time (tangoGPS displays
> the time of the GPS even if there is no fix) and ~10-15 minutes overall
> before it gets a fix. If I move, even just walking or have the Neo not
> in an upright position, I don't get a fix at all. Clear skyview of 80%
> sky is necessary for my FR too.

Just to add to and confirm this: acquisition (mere download) of efem/alm takes 
12min, if not interrupted by walking around etc, and needs a 30dB higher 
signal than normal GPS operation. 
Placing the FR flat on a table will probably not see a fix at all, due to 
orientation of internal GPS-antenna being front long axis.
TTFF can be significantly speed up by supplying time/efem/alm data on startup 
of GPS-receiver. This can be done by AGPS, or by storing the data locally on 
device and restoring it to receiver on next power up, given we have correct 
RTC and didn't move too far since last usage of GPS.
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