Programmable Sensor Module with CAN Connection

PCAN-GPS

IPEH-002110

Description

The PCAN-GPS is a programmable sensor module for position and orientation determination. It has a satellite receiver, a magnetic field sensor, an accelerometer, and a gyroscope. The sampled data can be transmitted on a CAN bus and logged on the internal memory card. The data processing is performed by a microcontroller of the NXP LPC4000 series.

The behavior of the PCAN-GPS can be programmed freely for specific applications. The firmware is created using the included development package with GNU compiler for C and C++ and is then transferred to the module via CAN. Various programming examples facilitate the implementation of own solutions.

On delivery, the PCAN-GPS is provided with a demo firmware that transmits the raw data of the sensors periodically on the CAN bus. The source code of the demo firmware as well as further programming examples are included in the scope of supply.


Requirements:

The configuration requires a PEAK CAN interface.


Technical Specifications

  • NXP LPC4000 series microcontroller (ARM Cortex-M4)
  • Receiver for navigation satellites u-blox MAX-7W (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, QZSS, and SBAS)
  • Bosch BMC050 electronic three-axis magnetic field sensor and three-axis accelerometer
  • Gyroscope STMicroelectronics L3GD20
  • High-speed CAN channel (ISO 11898-2) with bit rates from 40 kbit/s up to 1 Mbit/s
  • Complies with CAN specifications 2.0 A/B
  • On-chip 4 kByte EEPROM
  • microSD memory card slot
  • Wake-up by CAN bus or by separate input
  • 2 digital inputs (high-active)
  • 1 digital output (low-side driver)
  • LEDs for status signaling
  • Connection via a 10-pole terminal strip (Phoenix)
  • Voltage supply from 8 to 30 V
  • Extended operating temperature range from -40 to 85 °C (with exception of the button cell)
  • New firmware can be loaded via CAN interface

Scope of Supply

  • PCAN-GPS in plastic casing including mating connector (Phoenix Contact FMC 1,5/10-ST-3,5 – 1952348)
  • External antenna for satellite reception
  • Windows development package with GCC ARM Embedded, flash program, and programming examples
  • Library with programming examples
  • Manual in PDF format

Requirements:

The configuration requires a PEAK CAN interface.