Grove - GPS (Air530)


Grove-GPS (Air530) is a high-performance, highly integrated multi-mode satellite positioning and navigation module, supporting plenty of location systems, such as GPS/Beidou/Galileo and etc.


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*Disclaimer: The images are merely illustrative.



  • Positioning error within 10 meters
  • Multi-mode satellite positioning & navigation and support more than 6 satellites at the same time
  • The position still quickly and accurately under the condition of bad signal 
  • Low power consumption at only 31uA
  • Compatible hard/soft interface for other modules
  • Adopt the integrated design of RF baseband, which integrates DC/DC, LDO, LNA, RF front-end, baseband processing, 32-bit RISC based chip, RAM, FLASH storage, RTC and power management functions



Confused about your GPS not working well in urban or outsides under only one or a few satellite module? Then you should not miss our new Grove-GPS (Air530). It’s a high-performance, highly integrated multi-mode satellite positioning and navigation module to use with Arduino. It supports GPS / Beidou / Glonass / Galileo / QZSS / SBAS, which makes it suitable for GNSS positioning applications such as car navigation, smart wear, and drone. Meanwhile, this module is capable of receiving more than 6 satellites at the same time and is able to work excellently even if there's a very bad signal.

Grove – GPS Module vs Grove – GPS (Air530)

SpecsGrove – GPS Module Grove – GPS (Air530)
Size 40mm x 20mm x 13mm 40mm x 20mm x 13mm
Update Rate 1Hz, max 10Hz
Baud Rate 9,600 – 115,200 9600 –921600
Navigation Sensitivity -160dBm –166dBm
Power Requirements 3.3/5V 3.3/5V
Number of Channels 22 tracking, 66 channels
Time to first start Cold start: 13s
Warm start: 1-2s
Hot start: <1s
Cold start: 30 seconds
Warm Start: 4 seconds
Antennas Antenna included Antenna included
Accuracy 2.5m GPS Horizontal Position Accuracy 2.5m Horizontal positioning accuracy



Supply voltage 3.3V/5V
Working current up to 60mA
Interface UART
Time of warm start 4s
Time of cold boot 30s
Working Temperature -35C-85°C
Storage Temperature -55°C-100°C
Humidity 5%-95%

Time of Positioning
Pure hardware cold start 27.5s
Pure hardware hot start <1S
Pure hardware recapture <1S
Software-assisted A-GNSS <5S

Cold start -148dBm
Hot Start -162dBm
Recapture -164dBm
Track -166dBm

Horizontal positioning accuracy 2.5m
High positioning accuracy 3.5m
Speed accuracy 0.1m/s
Time transfer accuracy 30ns

Capture current value@3.3V 42.6mA
Tracking current value@3.3V 36.7mA
Low power mode@3.3V 0.85mA
Ultra-low-power mode@3.3V 31uA




The test above is taken under bi-modules of GPS&Beidou.






  • GPS tracker
  • GPS navigation
  • Distance measurement
  • Car navigation
  • Drone

Part list

GPS (Air 530) board 1
Grove cable 1


This is the wiki page for this product, which will show you how to use the product, as well as details about the software and hardware.


  • The input power supply voltage of Grove power supply interface, should not exceed 5.6V, otherwise it may damage the device.
  • The voltage of the selected button battery should not exceed 3V, or it will probably damage the device.


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