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Tips and questions relating to the GPS modules from SFE
By ricky891
My USB Evaluation board sometimes shuts off when my module is using a lot of power. It happens more frequently when the module is running the beta firmware 07.02.402 from

This appears to be caused when the board is powered only through the host computers USB +5v port. It doesn't have the ability to handle the 2A spikes that the module demands while communicating with the cell phone network towers.

I used an external power supply in conjunction with the USB port to solve this problem.