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Introduction

This Grove - GPS module is a cost-efficient and field-programmable gadget armed with a SIM28 (U-blox 6 is old version) and serial communication configuration. It features 22 tracking / 66 acquisition channel GPS receiver. The sensitivity of tracking and acquisition both reach up to -160dBm, making it a great choice for personal navigation projects and location services, as well as an outstanding one among products of the same price class.

400px-Grove - GPS.jpg



This Grove - GPS module is a cost-efficient and field-programmable gadget armed with a SIM28 (U-blox 6 is old version) and serial communication configuration. It features 22 tracking / 66 acquisition channel GPS receiver. The sensitivity of tracking and acquisition both reach up to -160dBm, making it a great choice for personal navigation projects and location services, as well as an outstanding one among products of the same price class.

Model:SEN10752P

Features

Input Voltage: 3.3/5V BaudRate: 4800 - 57600( u-blox version) BaudRate: 9600 - 115200(SIM28 version) Default BaudRate: 9600 Supports NMEA and U-Blox 6 protocols. ( Jan,10 2014 before, after that SIM28 instead) Low power consumption Baud rates configurable Grove compatible interface

Usage

With Arduino This sample simply reads from the GPS using software serial and sends it back out on the serial port. Connect the Grove-GPS to Digital I/O 2 on the Grove - Base Shield using a Grove Universal 4 pin cable. Upload the code below. Please click here if you do not know how to upload. // link between the computer and the SoftSerial Shield //at 9600 bps 8-N-1 //Computer is connected to Hardware UART //SoftSerial Shield is connected to the Software UART:D2&D3

  1. include <SoftwareSerial.h>

SoftwareSerial SoftSerial(2, 3); unsigned char buffer[64]; // buffer array for data receive over serial port int count=0; // counter for buffer array

void setup() {

   SoftSerial.begin(9600);                 // the SoftSerial baud rate
   Serial.begin(9600);                     // the Serial port of Arduino baud rate.

}

void loop() {

   if (SoftSerial.available())                     // if date is coming from software serial port ==> data is coming from SoftSerial shield
   {
       while(SoftSerial.available())               // reading data into char array
       {
           buffer[count++]=SoftSerial.read();      // writing data into array
           if(count == 64)break;
       }
       Serial.write(buffer,count);                 // if no data transmission ends, write buffer to hardware serial port
       clearBufferArray();                         // call clearBufferArray function to clear the stored data from the array
       count = 0;                                  // set counter of while loop to zero


   }
   if (Serial.available())                 // if data is available on hardware serial port ==> data is coming from PC or notebook
   SoftSerial.write(Serial.read());        // write it to the SoftSerial shield

}

void clearBufferArray() // function to clear buffer array {

   for (int i=0; i<count;i++)
   { buffer[i]=NULL;}                      // clear all index of array with command NULL

} Install u-center. Upload the code below to your Arduino/Seeeduino and then open u-center. 1) Click Receiver -> Port and select the COM port that the Arduino is using. 2) Click Receiver -> Baudrate and make sure 9600 is selected. 3) Click View -> Text Console and you should get a window that will stream NMEA data. 4) Open the serial monitor,You can see as show below:



GPS result.jpg


GPS result.jpg To View data in Google Earth: 1) Click File -> Database Export -> Google Earth KML 2) This Should launch Google Earth with the history that was captured by u-center. 3) Alternatively, data can be recorded by pressing the red circle on the toolbar which will then ask you where you want to save the record. 4) When you have captured enough data, click the black square to stop recording. 5) You can then convert the .ubx file generated to KML by using uploading the ubx file to GPSVisualizer With Raspberry Pi 1.You should have got a raspberry pi and a grovepi or grovepi+. 2.You should have completed configuring the development enviroment, otherwise follow here. 3.Connection Plug Grove GPS into grovepi socket RPISER. 4.Navigate to the demos' directory:

  cd yourpath/GrovePi/Software/Python/

To see the code

  nano grove_gps.py   # "Ctrl+x" to exit #

import serial, time import smbus import math import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import struct import sys

ser = serial.Serial('/dev/ttyAMA0', 9600, timeout = 0) #Open the serial port at 9600 baud ser.flush()

class GPS: #The GPS module used is a Grove GPS module http://www.simgin-chip.com/depot/Grove-GPS-p-959.html inp=[] # Refer to SIM28 NMEA spec file http://www.www.simgin-chip.com/wiki/images/a/a0/SIM28_DATA_File.zip GGA=[]

#Read data from the GPS def read(self): while True: GPS.inp=ser.readline() if GPS.inp[:6] =='$GPGGA': # GGA data , packet 1, has all the data we need break time.sleep(0.1) try: ind=GPS.inp.index('$GPGGA',5,len(GPS.inp)) #Sometimes multiple GPS data packets come into the stream. Take the data only after the last '$GPGGA' is seen GPS.inp=GPS.inp[ind:] except ValueError: print "" GPS.GGA=GPS.inp.split(",") #Split the stream into individual parts return [GPS.GGA]

#Split the data into individual elements def vals(self): time=GPS.GGA[1] lat=GPS.GGA[2] lat_ns=GPS.GGA[3] long=GPS.GGA[4] long_ew=GPS.GGA[5] fix=GPS.GGA[6] sats=GPS.GGA[7] alt=GPS.GGA[9] return [time,fix,sats,alt,lat,lat_ns,long,long_ew]

g=GPS() f=open("gps_data.csv",'w') #Open file to log the data f.write("name,latitude,longitude\n") #Write the header to the top of the file ind=0 while True: try: x=g.read() #Read from GPS [t,fix,sats,alt,lat,lat_ns,long,long_ew]=g.vals() #Get the individial values print "Time:",t,"Fix status:",fix,"Sats in view:",sats,"Altitude",alt,"Lat:",lat,lat_ns,"Long:",long,long_ew s=str(t)+","+str(float(lat)/100)+","+str(float(long)/100)+"\n" f.write(s) #Save to file time.sleep(2) except IndexError: print "Unable to read" except KeyboardInterrupt: f.close() print "Exiting" sys.exit(0) 5.Run the demo.

  sudo python grove_gps.py

6.Result Note: GPS is better outdoor using, recommand you to put your raspberry pi to the window or any place outdoor. Grovepi gps 00.jpg SIM28 module Note:

1. GPS Bee has change the module as SIM28 which the same footprint as origin version. 2. You should use "SIMCom GPS DEMO" tools to receive SIM28 module data. 3. Open SIMCom_GPS_DEMO tools, go to Module->properties->module->select SIM28. SIM28 module select.jpg

4. Open SIMCom_GPS_DEMO tools, go to Module->connect. Select the serial port which the GPS module used.

SIM28 module tools pannel.jpg Version Tracker


Revision Descriptions Release GPS Bee kit (with Mini Embedded Antenna) - origin v1.1 change the GPS module to SIM28 Dec 5,2013 Resources]]


Features

Input Voltage: 3.3/5V BaudRate: 4800 - 57600( u-blox version) BaudRate: 9600 - 115200(SIM28 version) Default BaudRate: 9600 Supports NMEA and U-Blox 6 protocols. ( Jan,10 2014 before, after that SIM28 instead) Low power consumption Baud rates configurable Grove compatible interface

Usage

With Arduino This sample simply reads from the GPS using software serial and sends it back out on the serial port. Connect the Grove-GPS to Digital I/O 2 on the Grove - Base Shield using a Grove Universal 4 pin cable. Upload the code below. Please click here if you do not know how to upload. // link between the computer and the SoftSerial Shield //at 9600 bps 8-N-1 //Computer is connected to Hardware UART //SoftSerial Shield is connected to the Software UART:D2&D3

  1. include <SoftwareSerial.h>

SoftwareSerial SoftSerial(2, 3); unsigned char buffer[64]; // buffer array for data receive over serial port int count=0; // counter for buffer array

void setup() {

   SoftSerial.begin(9600);                 // the SoftSerial baud rate
   Serial.begin(9600);                     // the Serial port of Arduino baud rate.

}

void loop() {

   if (SoftSerial.available())                     // if date is coming from software serial port ==> data is coming from SoftSerial shield
   {
       while(SoftSerial.available())               // reading data into char array
       {
           buffer[count++]=SoftSerial.read();      // writing data into array
           if(count == 64)break;
       }
       Serial.write(buffer,count);                 // if no data transmission ends, write buffer to hardware serial port
       clearBufferArray();                         // call clearBufferArray function to clear the stored data from the array
       count = 0;                                  // set counter of while loop to zero


   }
   if (Serial.available())                 // if data is available on hardware serial port ==> data is coming from PC or notebook
   SoftSerial.write(Serial.read());        // write it to the SoftSerial shield

}

void clearBufferArray() // function to clear buffer array {

   for (int i=0; i<count;i++)
   { buffer[i]=NULL;}                      // clear all index of array with command NULL

} Install u-center. Upload the code below to your Arduino/Seeeduino and then open u-center. 1) Click Receiver -> Port and select the COM port that the Arduino is using. 2) Click Receiver -> Baudrate and make sure 9600 is selected. 3) Click View -> Text Console and you should get a window that will stream NMEA data. 4) Open the serial monitor,You can see as show below: GPS result.jpg To View data in Google Earth: 1) Click File -> Database Export -> Google Earth KML 2) This Should launch Google Earth with the history that was captured by u-center. 3) Alternatively, data can be recorded by pressing the red circle on the toolbar which will then ask you where you want to save the record. 4) When you have captured enough data, click the black square to stop recording. 5) You can then convert the .ubx file generated to KML by using uploading the ubx file to GPSVisualizer With Raspberry Pi 1.You should have got a raspberry pi and a grovepi or grovepi+. 2.You should have completed configuring the development enviroment, otherwise follow here. 3.Connection Plug Grove GPS into grovepi socket RPISER. 4.Navigate to the demos' directory:

  cd yourpath/GrovePi/Software/Python/

To see the code

  nano grove_gps.py   # "Ctrl+x" to exit #

import serial, time import smbus import math import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import struct import sys

ser = serial.Serial('/dev/ttyAMA0', 9600, timeout = 0) #Open the serial port at 9600 baud ser.flush()

class GPS: #The GPS module used is a Grove GPS module http://www.simgin-chip.com/depot/Grove-GPS-p-959.html inp=[] # Refer to SIM28 NMEA spec file http://www.simgin-chip.com/wiki/images/a/a0/SIM28_DATA_File.zip GGA=[]

#Read data from the GPS def read(self): while True: GPS.inp=ser.readline() if GPS.inp[:6] =='$GPGGA': # GGA data , packet 1, has all the data we need break time.sleep(0.1) try: ind=GPS.inp.index('$GPGGA',5,len(GPS.inp)) #Sometimes multiple GPS data packets come into the stream. Take the data only after the last '$GPGGA' is seen GPS.inp=GPS.inp[ind:] except ValueError: print "" GPS.GGA=GPS.inp.split(",") #Split the stream into individual parts return [GPS.GGA]

#Split the data into individual elements def vals(self): time=GPS.GGA[1] lat=GPS.GGA[2] lat_ns=GPS.GGA[3] long=GPS.GGA[4] long_ew=GPS.GGA[5] fix=GPS.GGA[6] sats=GPS.GGA[7] alt=GPS.GGA[9] return [time,fix,sats,alt,lat,lat_ns,long,long_ew]

g=GPS() f=open("gps_data.csv",'w') #Open file to log the data f.write("name,latitude,longitude\n") #Write the header to the top of the file ind=0 while True: try: x=g.read() #Read from GPS [t,fix,sats,alt,lat,lat_ns,long,long_ew]=g.vals() #Get the individial values print "Time:",t,"Fix status:",fix,"Sats in view:",sats,"Altitude",alt,"Lat:",lat,lat_ns,"Long:",long,long_ew s=str(t)+","+str(float(lat)/100)+","+str(float(long)/100)+"\n" f.write(s) #Save to file time.sleep(2) except IndexError: print "Unable to read" except KeyboardInterrupt: f.close() print "Exiting" sys.exit(0) 5.Run the demo.

  sudo python grove_gps.py

6.Result Note: GPS is better outdoor using, recommand you to put your raspberry pi to the window or any place outdoor.

600px-Grovepi gps 00.jpg



Grovepi gps 00.jpg SIM28 module Note:

1. GPS Bee has change the module as SIM28 which the same footprint as origin version. 2. You should use "SIMCom GPS DEMO" tools to receive SIM28 module data. 3. Open SIMCom_GPS_DEMO tools, go to Module->properties->module->select SIM28.


File:SIM28 module select:.jpg


SIM28 module select.jpg

4. Open SIMCom_GPS_DEMO tools, go to Module->connect. Select the serial port which the GPS module used.


SIM28 module tools pannel.jpg


SIM28 module tools pannel.jpg Version Tracker


Revision Descriptions Release GPS Bee kit (with Mini Embedded Antenna) - origin v1.1 change the GPS module to SIM28 Dec 5,2013 Resources


File:E-1612-UB Datasheets Sheet.pdf