Position data via CAN bus

December 17, 2014 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Developed for applications in areas like intralogistics, factory automation or vehicle testing, the PCAN-GPS sensor platform from PEAK-System Technik GmbH determines position and orientation of a carrier and transfer these data across a CAN bus interface to a data logger, server or other type of downstream data processing device. Alternatively, these data can be stored internally.

Available sensors for the PCAN-GPS are a navigation satellite receiver, a magnetic field sensor, an acceleration sensor and a gyroscope. The satellite receiver can handle signals from the GPS, Galileo, Glonass, QZSS and SBAS systems. For on-device data processing the platform is equipped with an NXP LPC4000 microcontroller. By means of the software library provided by the vendor and by the GNU/ARM tool chain, users can develop their own application-specific firmware.

At delivery, the PCAN-GPS comes with a demo firmware whose source code is provided along with further programming examples.

More Information: www.peak-system.com