6th April 2019 - GPS Week Number Rollover – Impact on Zebra EMC Products | Zebra

6th April 2019 - GPS Week Number Rollover – Impact on Zebra EMC Products

Article ID: 61569910

Issue / Question

By the end of 6th April 2019, week number transmitted from GPS satellites will roll over from 1023 to 0. This will cause incorrect date calculation - may cause unexpected GPS behavior - if not handled in software.

Applicable To

GPS enabled Zebra Mobile Computing Devices

Resolution / Answer

There is no impact of 6th April 2019 GPS week number rollover event on below mentioned GPS enabled Zebra Mobile computers.

For the 3rd November 2019 GPS week number rollover event, 3rd November 2019 - GPS Week Number Rollover – Impact on Zebra EMC Products

Applicable To:

Android Devices

Device Name Android Version
ET55 L, M
TC56 M, N, O
TC25 M, N, O
TC75 KK, L
TC75x M, N, O

Windows Devices

Device Name BSP version GPS firmware version
ET55 Windows 10 01.00.23 NA
ET55 Windows 8.1 01.00.10 NA
VC80 Windows 7 Pro 01.02.00 NA
VC80 Windows 10 01.01.00
MC67NA 06.57.14 11.97
MC67ND 06.57.14
MC67NA-BASE 03.57.14
MC9596 06.47.12/01.19.13 SiRFLocClient3.5.0_3.5.0-C17P3
MC9598 06.47.12/01.19.13
MC959B 6.19.63
MC75A6 04.47.04
MC75A8 04.47.04
MC75A6-HF 04.47.04
VC6096 09.38.02
MC45 04.17.04 NA
MC65 04.47.0002 NA


This is an Industry change and not a Zebra product issue.  Please see below link from the Department of Homeland Security.


What is GPS week number roll over?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) started its clock on 6th of January 1980 at 00:00:00.
GPS uses 10-bit (0-1023) week number to identify how many weeks have passed since that start date.

For example: 

  • 6th Jan 1980, the week number will be 0;

  • 13th Jan 1980, the week number will be 1; and so on.

The 10-bit week number will rollover every 1024 weeks or approximately 19.6 years called epoch.
To report the current time, GPS receivers normally compute extended GPS weeks or cumulative GPS weeks.
The first week number rollover (1023 to 0) occurred at on 22nd August 1999 at 00:00:00 GPS time.

The next GPS week rollover will occur on:

  • November 21, 2038 (Extended GPS week 3072, 10-bit week 0)

+ Applicable Products

  • ET1 Enterprise Tablet
  • ET50
  • ET55
  • MC36 Mobile Computer
  • MC45 Mobile Computer
  • MC65 Mobile Computer
  • MC67 NA Mobile Computer
  • MC67NA Base Model Mobile Computer
  • MC67ND Mobile Computer
  • MC75A Mobile Computer
  • MC9500-K Mobile Computer
  • TC25
  • TC55 Touch Computer
  • TC56
  • TC75
  • TC75x
  • VC6096 WWAN In-Vehicle Mounted Computer
  • VC80 Vehicle-mounted Computer