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General Notes
Product is deemed accepted by recipient and is provided without interface to recipient’s products. The
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purposes. The documentation and/or product are provided on an “as is” basis only and may contain
deficiencies or inadequacies. The documentation and/or product are provided without warranty of any
kind, express or implied. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Siemens further
disclaims all warranties, including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability,
completeness, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of third-party rights. The entire
risk arising out of the use or performance of the product and documentation remains with recipient.
This product is not intended for use in life support appliances, devices or systems where a malfunction
of the product can reasonably be expected to result in personal injury. Applications incorporating the
described product must be designed to be in accordance with the technical specifications provided in
these guidelines. Failure to comply with any of the required procedures can result in malfunctions or
serious discrepancies in results. Furthermore, all safety instructions regarding the use of mobile
technical systems, including GSM products, which also apply to cellular phones must be followed.
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liable for any consequential, incidental, direct, indirect, punitive or other damages whatsoever
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The foregoing limitations of liability shall not apply in case of mandatory liability, e.g. under the
German Product Liability Act, in case of intent, gross negligence, injury of life, body or health, or
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Copyright © Siemens AG 2004
Trademark notices
MS Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
SiRFDemo, SiRFflash and SiRFstar software are registered trademarks of SiRF Technology Inc.
Section 2.2 and 2.3 used with the permission of SiRF Technology, Inc., San Jose, California
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Contents
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Document history..........................................................................................................4
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Introduction ...................................................................................................................5
1.1 Related documents................................................................................................5
1.2 Terms and abbreviations .......................................................................................6
2
Getting started...............................................................................................................7
2.1 Terminal emulator setup ........................................................................................7
2.2 Evaluating GPS data using SiRFdemo software ...................................................9
2.3 Downloading AVL software into the XT55 module ..............................................12
3
Hardware components overview ...............................................................................13
Figures
Figure 1: Assign the name for a new session .......................................................................... 7
Figure 2: COM port transmission settings ................................................................................ 8
Figure 3: Displaying the transmitted NMEA protocols.............................................................. 8
Figure 4: COM port selection ...................................................................................................9
Figure 5: SiRFstar demo on selected COM port .................................................................... 10
Figure 6: Development data screen ....................................................................................... 10
Figure 7: Updating GPS data in Map view ............................................................................. 11
Figure 8: Downloading XT55 AVL software ........................................................................... 12
Figure 9: Block diagram of XT55 for SiRF Demo application................................................. 13
Figure 10: Block diagram of XT55 with AVL or TCP/IP application (optional)........................ 13
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0 Document history
Preceding document: "XT55 GPS Startup User’s Guide" Version 01
New document: "XT55 GPS Startup User’s Guide" Version 02a
Chapter
What is new
2.3
Revised update procedure
Preceding document: "XT55 GPS Startup User’s Guide" Version 01
New document: "XT55 GPS Startup User’s Guide" Version 02
Chapter
nd
What is new
2 cover page
New version of General Notes
2
The pre-defined baud rate is set to 4800 bps, revised Figure 2
2.3
Added new chapter: Downloading AVL software into the XT55 module
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1 Introduction
This brief guide explains how to establish a GPS connection using the XT55 module.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a world-wide navigation system form from 24
satellites. It uses at least 4 satellites as reference points to calculate the current position.
The GPS receiver embedded in the XT55 module constantly tracks all satellites in view, thus
providing accurate satellite position data.
It allows a quick and uncomplicated configuration and evaluation by the user via local
RS-232 interface (directly connected to the serial port) or via remote (e.g. installed in a
vehicle) GSM (air link).
With Windows HyperTerminal application (utility that is pre-installed on all versions of
Windows 98, 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT, and Windows 2000) it is possible to receive
GPS position data and alarm status reports, as well as to execute a range of remote
configurations. If the XT55 is configured remotely, prerequisite is the connection of a suitable
GSM modem.
1.1 Related documents
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
[8]
[9]
[10]
[11]
[12]
[13]
[14]
XT55 AT Command Set
XT55 Hardware Interface Description
XT55 GPS Command Specification
XT55 AVL Software Instructions User’s Guide
GPRS Startup User's Guide
Remote-SAT User's Guide
GSM / GPS Evaluation Board Description
Application Note 16: Upgrading XT55 Firmware
Application Note 14: Audio and Battery Parameter Download
Application Note 02: Audio Interface Design
Multiplexer User's Guide
Multiplex Driver Developer’s Guide for Windows 2000 and Windows XP
Multiplex Driver Installation Guide for Windows 2000 and Windows XP
Application Note 24: Application Developer’s Guide
Prior to using the XT55 engines or upgrading to a new firmware release, be sure to carefully
read the latest product information.
To visit the Siemens Website you can use the following link:
http://www.siemens.com/wm
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1.2 Terms and abbreviations
Abbreviation
Description
AVL
Automatic Vehicle Location
bps
Bit per Second
CRLF
Carriage Return/Line Feed
GPI
General Propose Input
GPS
Global Positioning System
GSM
Global Standard for Mobile Communications
NMEA
National Maritime Electronics Association
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2 Getting started
Please ensure that the XT55 module connects properly to the application platform. In order
to prevent mechanical damage, be careful not to force, bend or twist the module.
2.1 Terminal emulator setup
The example below is based on the Windows HyperTerminal application (terminal emulator
program), but XT55 can also be configured using other terminal programs. The XT55 is used
with a PC running Windows 2000.
At the first power-up you can use the terminal software, which establishes the
communication with a modem via a RS-232 serial port. The following example uses the
Hyper Terminal program in Windows 2000.
On Windows 2000, start the Hyper Terminal program. Assign the name for a new session on
the displayed window (e.g. XT55).
Figure 1: Assign the name for a new session
Press the OK button and select a COM port.
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The appearing dialog box shows the default settings for the selected COM port.
NOTE: The pre-defined factory settings of the XT55 GPS port SDn1 (4800bps, 8 data bits,
no parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control) cannot be changed, otherwise no connection to the
XT55 GPS port will be established.
Figure 2: COM port transmission settings
If a connection to the XT55 module has been established, the transmitted protocols will be
displayed.
Figure 3: Displaying the transmitted NMEA protocols
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2.2 Evaluating GPS data using SiRFdemo software
To evaluate GPS data it is necessary to use special GPS software like the provided
SiRFDemo software. Below you can find all information you need for downloading the
SiRFDemo software.
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Before running the software, ensure that your PC is recognizing the XT55 module
properly. In order to receive satellite signals, the XT55 must be placed in such way that
the receiver has a clear view of the sky.
To start the SiFRDemo software either double click the SiRFdemo.exe file or, if you have
created a short cut to your desktop, click on the SiRFdemo icon. The SiRFDemo program
will be automatically installed onto your computer.
On the activated Data Source Setup window, select the COM port (e.g. COM5) for
SiRFdemo program and set the baud rate to 9600 bps.
Figure 4: COM port selection
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Click the Connection/Disconnection icon on the toolbar by the up-down button (see
Figure 5), the program will then automatically connect to Data Source and starts
evaluating.
Click this button to
open and close the
connection.
Figure 5: SiRFstar demo on selected COM port
•
The output messages can be viewed in the Development Data screen. For a description
of NMEA messages refer to [3]. The valid/invalid protocols can be recognized on the
$GPRMC protocol as shown in figure below. The capital letter “A” means, incoming
protocols are valid while the capital letter “V” means incoming protocols are invalid.
Figure 6: Development data screen
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If the XT55 module is receiving valid GPS positions, click the Map View icon on toolbar
by the up-down button (see marked button in figure below), the user can see the updated
data of longitude, latitude, altitude, date time etc.
Figure 7: Updating GPS data in Map view
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2.3 Downloading AVL software into the XT55 module
For downloading the XT55 AVL software it is recommended to use the provided SiRFflash
software. It is a fast in-circuit flash memory programming utility. It needs a serial line to
communicate with the target system and supports a great variety of flash chips.
To download the XT55 AVL software it is recommended to follow the given instruction:
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Connect the XT55 module onto the GSM/GPS Evaluation Board (see [7] for details).
Press button 3 to reset the XT55 module.
Start the SiRFflash software by double-clicking on the SiRFflash.exe.
Select the GPS COM port.
Select the application in the “BROWSE” dialog box as shown in Figure 8.
To start the download procedure press the “EXECUTE” button.
Once the download has completed the confirmation message “Flash successfully
programmed” appears.
The XT55 module must be disconnected from its power supply.
Reconnect the XT55 module to the provided power supply source.
Choose “EXIT” to close the SiRFflash software.
Figure 8: Downloading XT55 AVL software
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3 Hardware components overview
Figure 9: Block diagram of XT55 for SiRF Demo application
Figure 10: Block diagram of XT55 with AVL or TCP/IP application (optional)
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