Adding a better GPS antenna
Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:49 AM
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Posted 11 November 2010 - 06:01 PM
I am going to test it as soon as my tablet arrives. The first thing I do when I get my tablet will be to take it apart. I'm not expecting any improvement in GPS performance but I'll try out a better antenna. I will probably use a bluetooth GPS primarily.
anyone want to test thaT? i dont like to disassemble my table in the first 30 days of ownership.I think it will make a difference. When holding the table with the backside towards the sky my signal gets ~3-5 points better compared to having it display up.Putting a better antenna in would make a difference.
Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:44 AM
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 12:12 PM
Posted 18 November 2010 - 12:26 PM
They don't have to. BT GPS mice are a thing of the past, proper android phones have amazing GPS capabilities. Nexus One, for example, usually gets a fix after 1-2 seconds at most. Of course it knows my coarse location in advance, but it's still amazing - I've never seen such performance from any non-android device. Can you blame Google for not taking into an account some Chinese engineers who have no idea what they are doing?
But the lack of a Bluetooth profile for GPS really makes me think the people at Google didn't put a whole lot of time into it.
Posted 18 November 2010 - 01:24 PM
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:37 AM
Remember the antannea parameters are probably worked out on paper at the factory at the design stage so distorting the antennae pattern wold probably show weird results,once you sever the co-ax you might find a different or non-existant result.
The pc kicks out frames on a micro-second foreward basis and seems to send out a probe which is reset by pressing the "enter" key repeatedly,it is pretty difficult trying to visualise this process without specialist laboratory equipment also it is a non reversablee procedure so you cant realy see where the problem is because you cant halt it,and different tries will result in different results.