USB-gLINK – Industrial Grade Open Source Hardware LTE cat 4 module for IoT with Navigation and LiPo battery support is in stock!

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USB-gLINK is Open Source Hardware Industrial grade -25+85ºC LTE cat 4 module optimized for IoT applications with integrated LiPo Battery power supply charger and Navigation. USB-gLINK operate on all GSM frequencies with 2G 3G 4G/LTE protocols, so you can use it worldwide.

USB-gLINK will work with OLinuXino OSHW Linux Computers, Beaglebone and Raspberry Pi and any other PC running Windows, Linux or Android.

The LTE speed is 150Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink, but is backward-compatible with existing EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks. This allows USB-gLINK to connect to any existing 2G, 3G and 4G network.

Inside USB-gLINK there is build in navigation which supports: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou/Compass, Galileo and QZSS.

The networking supported protocols are : TCP / UDP / PPP / FTP / HTTP / NTP / PING / QMI / NITZ / SMTP / MQTT / CMUX / HTTPS / FTPS / SMTPS / SSL / MMS / FILE.

USB-gLINK can operate on these bands: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B13 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B25 / B26 / B28 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41, which covers every mobile operator anywhere in the world. This allow your solution based on USB-gLINK to be sold globally without hardware changes.

There are number of carriers who already approved the module used in USB-gLINK: Deutsche Telekom (Europe), Verizon/AT&T/Sprint/U.S. Cellular/T-Mobile (North America), Telus/Rogers (Canada)

These regulatory are passed: GCF (Global), CE (Europe), FCC/PTCRB (North America), IC (Canada), Anatel (Brazil), IFETEL (Mexico), SRRC/CCC/NAL (China), KC (South Korea), NCC (Taiwan, China), JATE/TELEC (Japan), RCM (Australia & New Zealand), FAC (Russia), NBTC (Thailand), IMDA (Singapore), ICASA (South Africa)

MOD-GPS back in stock, now with new chipset, support both GPS and GLONASS, better sensitivity, better price

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MOD-GPS is back in stock and got better. Now uses Ublox 7 chipset with 56 channel receiver, better sensitivity -162dBm, better voltage operation 2.7-5.0V. Less power consumption 38 mA typical and beside GPS it now supports also GLONASS standard.

comes with same magnet type antenna:

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and now you can safely connect it to OLIMEXINO-328 (Arduino 5V board)!

GPS Logger with Google Maps viewer made with A13-OLinuXino and MOD-GPS

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A13-OLinuXino-WIFI can connect directly to MOD-GPS via UEXT connector, also A13-OLinuXino-WIFI have LiPo battery connector and can charge Lithium Polymer batteries and work without external power supply just on battery.
This allow us to make very nice GPS logger demo with just A13-OLinuXino-WIFI + LiPo battery + MOD-GPS

The code is available at GitHub: https://github.com/OLIMEX/OLINUXINO/tree/master/SOFTWARE/A13/A13-OLinuXino-WIFI-MOD-GPS-LOGGER

With detailed step by step instructions how to setup the board to work as logger and how to upload to Googlemaps your path.

You can see on the picture above how one of our developers came to work with his bike carrying A13-OLinuxino+MOD-GPS in his backpack :)

Connecting GPS to OLinuXino and RaspberryPI

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MOD-GPS is very sensitive, low power GPS SirfStarIII module with UEXT connector and can be connected directly to any of our boards. It sends NMEA messages with 19200 bps.

To connect it to OLinuXino is very easy just plug it to UEXT connector, to connect to RaspberryPI you will need RPI-UEXT adapter.

The Project files are at GitHub: https://github.com/OLIMEX/OLINUXINO/tree/master/SOFTWARE/A13/MOD-GPS

MOD-GPS is with UART connection, as same UART is used in OLinuXino and RaspberryPI for console to work with MOD-GPS you should first disable the console and connect to OLinuXino or RaspberryPI via ssh.

In OLinuXino you should do this:

#vi /etc/inittab
Comment the line: “T0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L -a root ttyS0 115200 vt102”
Save the file and reboot.
!!!Before rebooting you should have working SSH

in RaspberryPi you should do the same but there the console UART name is ttyAMA0

After the reboot login with ssh and connect MOD-GPS to OLinuXino or RaspberryPI, then compile and run it:

#make clean
#make
#./MOD-GPS --tty:"/dev/ttyXXX"

for OLinuXino ttyXXX is ttyS0 for RaspberryPi ttyXXX is ttyAMA0

if everything is OK you should see this picture:

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congratulations now you have GPS to your linux board 🙂

STELLARIS-UEXT adapter for Stellaris launch pad in stock

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STELLARIS-UEXT is Texas Instruments Stellaris Launchpad to UEXT adapter.

We have prepared demo code for MOD-GSM, MOD-MP3, MOD-GPS, MOD-TC, MOD-SMB380, MOD-IRDA, MOD-LCD3310 so you can interface these modules from your Stellaris Launchpad.

As Stellaris MCU have two SPI, I2C and UARTs we made the adapter with two separate UEXT connectors so you can connect two independant UEXT modules to it. Each UEXT have power up/down control with MOSFET so you can power up and down UEXT modules connected.

Freeday Dree board Quiz issue #15 prize is MOD-GPS

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MOD-GPS is low cost UEXT module which add GPS tracking to all of our boards with UEXT.

MOD-GPS is based on high sensitive SirfStar4 technology and locks to 12 satelites allowing preciese location tracking.

We have examples for using MOD-GPS with many of our boards including Duinomite BASIC computers.

You have chance to win this module if you participate in our Quiz.
Today at 17.00 o’clock our local Bulgarian time (GMT+3) we will post on Twitter our question.
You have one hour to reply to our tweet with the correct answer.
At 18.00 o’clock we will count the correct answers and ask random.org to generate random number in range then anнounce the winner and ship the board by airmail next Monday.

Good luck!

PIC32-PINGUINO NEW DEMO EXAMPLES UPLOADED

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PIC32-PINGUINO is Arduino like board which works with Pinguino IDE.

Several new demo examples are uploaded on our web https://www.olimex.com/dev/pic32-pinguino-otg.html

1. MOD-GPS demo example with our GPS module

2. MOD-CC2450 demo example with our low energy Bluetooth module (still not released on our web 🙂 )

3. SHIELD-EKG-EMG demo example how to interface this shield to Pinguino and measure pulse and muscle activity

4. MOD-MP3-X demo example how to play MP3 files with Pinguino

5. Sending and receiving calls and SMS with MOD-GSM and Pinguino

6. Connecting to Bluetooth enabled devices with MOD-BT and Pinguino

7. Interfacing MOD-ZIGBEE-PIR with Pinguino

8. MOD-RTC real time clock interfacing with Pinguino

9. Reading 13.56Mhz RFID tags with Pinguino and MOD-RFID1365-BOX

all examples have readme.txt inside which explains the functionality

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