This level converter was purchased with the intention to help interface various modules with my Raspberry Pi but here I’m using it with this GPS module (GoodLuckBuy “Skylab GPS Module MT3329 SKM53 with Embedded GPS Antenna Arduino Compatible” SKU: 86236). It uses LVTTL (0 – 3.3V) for its serial RXD and TXD pins. I thought I’d be able to use it without reading the datasheet or tutorials but I struggled with the Output Enable (OE) and with the need for both VCCA and VCCB. In short VCCA needed to go to 5V, VCCB to 3.3V (both on the Arduino) and OE can be left floating / connect to VCCB (I’ve just read there is a 10k pull-up resistor on this pin).
The GPS did work without the level converter so I might steal this part if I need it elsewhere.
Want to be featured on Flickr pool Friday? Add your Adafruits to the Adafruit Flickr pool.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — Bunnie working with Snowden on phone tracking and also taking on the DMCA Section 1201 with the EFF
Wearables — Gluing gloves
Electronics — Code like everyone’s watching
Biohacking — Melatonin Hacking – Avoiding Blue Light Near Bedtime
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.