By using SKM53 GPS module, we can actually view our current UTC time, date, latitude, longitude and so on. In further application, it can used to interface with our smartphone, microcontroller such as Arduino or PIC, and so forth to know our own location. Meanwhile, when we use it, we need to expose it to the sky to capture the stronger signal. As an example, if we in the home, we need to put the GPS module near the window to get the signal. Otherwise, we will not receive the signal by GPS antenna if we inside a closed window room.
Recently, the Arduino main boards with Atmel microcontrollers have its popularity increases due to its easier programming techniques as provided with many useful libraries in which various sub-functions can be called easily. In the next section, we are going to interfacing SC08A and SC16A using one of the most popular Arduino mainboard, Arduino Duemilanove