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Which chipset is inside this USB GPS?
senderj
I bought a USB GPS from China and would like to know whether it is SiRFStar III chip. Is there any software that can display the chipset used in a GPS receiver?

I run SiRF Demo with it and couldn't switch to SiRF mode. Could it be SiRFStar III not supported in SiRF Demo?
Marvin Hlavac
Hi senderj,

Welcome to Laptop GPS World.

Perhaps your USB GPS receiver uses a chipset by a different manufacturer, that's why you may not be able to switch to SiRF mode. Is there a model number on the unit?
senderj
Marvin, Thanks for the reply. It is called GSpace GS-R213. From the seller (a China website) it is same as Holux GR213 manufactured by a sister factory of Holux in mainland China. He claimed that it use SiRFStar III, but didn't response to SiRF mode. I am still holding the payment because I suspect it is not SiRFStar III. THat is why I have to find out as soon as possible. Any help would be much appreciated.
Marvin Hlavac
That unit is based on the SiRFstarIII chip.
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