Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes

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Trimble 5000 Series GPS
Receivers Release Notes
These Release Notes describe features of the Trimble 5700 and 5800
receiver information not included in the 5700/5800 GPS Receiver
User Guide.
If your 5000 Series GPS receiver is supplied with other Trimble
firmware or software, you must run the installation or upgrade
program on the CD-ROM for each product or upgrade that you have
purchased.
Various utilities are also included on the CD-ROM which allow the
user to perform certain programming or configuration functions on
your GPS receiver.
For more information about the CD-ROM distributed with this
product, refer to the 5700/5800 GPS Receiver User Guide.
For information about the CD-ROM distributed with another Trimble
product, refer to the specific Release Notes for that product.
Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
1.1
Features
The 5700 receiver includes the following features:
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Centimeter-accuracy real-time positioning with RTK/OTF data,
and up to 10 Hz position updates
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Submeter-accuracy real-time positioning using pseudorange
corrections
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Adaptive dual-frequency RTK engine
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WAAS/EGNOS capability
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Automatic OTF (on-the-fly) initialization while moving
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1PPS (One Pulse Per Second) output
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Dual event-marker input
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USB port for data transfer
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Type I CompactFlash card for data storage
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Internal charging of batteries (no external battery charger
required)
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Three RS-232 serial ports for:
•
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NMEA output
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RTCM SC-104 input and output
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Trimble Format (CMR) input and output
Two TNC ports for connecting to the GPS and radio antennas
The 5800 receiver includes the following features:
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Centimeter-accuracy, real-time positioning with RTK/OTF data,
up to 10 Hz position updates
•
Submeter-accuracy, real-time positioning using pseudorange
corrections
•
Adaptive dual-frequency RTK engine
Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
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WAAS/EGNOS capability
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Automatic OTF (on-the-fly) initialization while moving
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Single lithium-ion rechargeable battery
•
Cable-free Bluetooth communications with the Trimble
Attachable Control Unit (ACU), or TSCe with Bluecap module
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Two RS-232 serial ports for:
•
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NMEA output
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RTCM SC-104 input
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Trimble Format (CMR & CMR Plus) input
One TNC port for connecting to a radio antenna
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Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
1.2
5700/5800 GPS Receiver CD-ROM
Before you can use your 5000 Series GPS receiver with the Trimble
Geomatics Office™ or Trimble Total Control™ software, you need to
install or update the following files:
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The 5000 Series GPS Receiver Device Drive for Data Transfer,
required to transfer files stored on the Compact Flash card in the
receiver to the PC using the USB or serial ports.
It is very important to install this file. If you do not, you will not
be able to transfer files from your receiver to your computer
using the USB or serial ports.
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Configuration files, provide the latest list of antennas and
receivers recognized by Trimble software. These files are
required to ensure that antenna and receiver information flows
correctly from the receiver to the Trimble Survey Controller and
to office software such as Trimble Geomatics Office and
Trimble Total Control.
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WinFLASH utility, used primarily to configure the GPS
receiver internal radio, and also to upgrade receiver firmware
and retrieve receiver configuration information.
To install or update these files:
1.
Run the 5700/5800 CD-ROM.
2.
From the main menu, select Install Components for TGO / TTC
/ TerraModel.
3.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Note – Make sure that you also install the latest version of the
software or firmware for any other Trimble products, such as the
Trimble Survey Controller software, that you will use with your 5700
receiver.
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Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
1.3
Registering Your Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receiver
Registering your receiver is very important. It protects your
investment and ensures that you are always up to date. When you
register your receiver you will be notified by e-mail when there are
updates to the receiver firmware, or when new functionality becomes
available.
To register your GPS receiver:
1.4
1.
Run the 5700/5800 CD.
2.
From the main menu, select Register your receiver...
3.
Do one of the following:
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To register online, select Register using the Internet. The
online registration form opens in your default web browser.
Fill in the required fields, and then click Submit to submit
the completed form.
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To register by facsimile or mail, select Register using fax
or mail. The registration form opens in Microsoft
WordPad. Fill in the required fields, and then print the
form and fax or mail it to the address shown at the bottom
of the form.
Software and Utilities on the CD-ROM
The following sections describe the software upgrades and utilities
that are provided on the 5700/5800 GPS Receiver CD-ROM.
1.4.1
GPS Configurator Software
The GPS Configurator™ software lets you configure your GPS
receiver when connected to your office computer. Use the GPS
Configurator software to view the current receiver settings, check GPS
information, and change receiver settings in real time.
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Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
The GPS Configurator software is designed for use with Trimble
5700, 5800 and MS750™ receivers. The software may not support
configuration of some older model receivers, such as the 4600LS and
4000 Series. Use this program to configure receivers other than the
Trimble 5700, 5800 and MS750 with caution.
Warning – When you connect to the receiver using the GPS Configurator
software, all outputs on the port you connect to are disabled.
Installing the GPS Configurator software
The GPS Configurator software is supplied on the 5700/5800 GPS
Receiver CD-ROM. You can install it to any number of computers.
To install the GPS Configurator software:
1.
Run the CD-ROM.
2.
From the main menu, select Install individual software
packages.
3.
From the menu that appears, select GPS Configurator v2.10.
The installation program guides you through the installation
process for the GPS Configurator software.
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Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
1.4.2
WinFLASH Software
The WinFLASH™ software supplied on the 5700/5800 CD-ROM
communicates with Trimble products to perform various functions
including:
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install/update receiver firmware and radio firmware
•
upgrade receiver options
•
retrieve receiver configuration
•
configure the internal radio and add frequencies
•
configure the Bluetooth ID string to assist in identifying your
receiver when connected using Bluetooth.
Note – This version of the WinFLASH software does not include
functionality for configuring a GPS Total Station® 4700 or 4800
internal radio.
Installing the WinFLASH software
If you have already used Install essential software… on the 5700/5800
GPS Receiver CD-ROM, it is not necessary to install WinFLASH
again. If you want to install WinFLASH on another office computer,
or if you want to reinstall WinFLASH without installing other
software, select the Install individual software packages… option from
the Main menu. WinFLASH v1.14 for 5000 Series Receivers will be
displayed as one of the available options.
Note – WinFLASH can be installed on as many computers as required.
The version of WinFLASH distributed with the 5700 or 5800 is fully
compatible with other copies of WinFLASH that you may have for
other Trimble products. Installing WinFLASH from the 5700/5800
GPS Receiver CD-ROM will not disrupt operation with other Trimble
devices
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Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
To install only the WinFLASH software:
1.
Run the CD-ROM.
2.
From the main menu, select Install individual software
packages...
3.
From the menu that appears, select WinFLASH v1.14 for 5000
Series Receivers.
The installation program guides you through the installation
process for the WinFLASH software.
1.4.3
Trimble Data Transfer Utility
The Trimble Data Transfer utility lets you transfer data between a
variety of data collection devices and an office computer.
Since the 5800 receiver does not provide internal data logging
capabilities, in most cases you will use Data Transfer with your 5700
receivers. You can, however, use Data Transfer to download almanac
information from your 5800 receivers. The almanac information
downloaded from a 5800 receiver can be used with GPS planning
software to provide information about satellite availability and
visibility.
Installing the Data Transfer utility
If you completed the procedure outlined on page 3 of this document
the Data Transfer utility will have already been installed on your
computer.
You can also install the Data Transfer utility to any number of other
computers.
To install only the Data Transfer utility:
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Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
1.
Run the CD-ROM.
2.
From the main menu, select Install individual software
packages.
3.
From the menu that appears, select Data Transfer v1.08.
The installation program guides you through the installation
process for the Data Transfer utility.
Connecting to a Trimble 5700 or 5800 GPS Receiver
The device definition that you use for a 4000 Series GPS receiver (for
example, GPS Receiver on COM 1) does not let you connect to a 5000
Series GPS receiver. If you have a 5700 or 5800 receiver, make sure
that you connect to a GPS Receiver (5000 Series) default device, or
create a new GPS Receiver (5000 Series) device definition. For more
information about creating a new device, refer to the Data Transfer
Help.
1.4.4
Configuration Toolbox Software
The Configuration Toolbox™ software lets you configure selected
Trimble GPS receivers. You can use it to create and edit application
(.cfg) files, which contain information for configuring a Trimble GPS
receiver. When you transfer an application file to a receiver and apply
its settings, the receiver’s settings change to match those defined in the
application file.
Installing the Configuration Toolbox software
The Configuration Toolbox software is supplied on the 5700/5800
GPS Receiver CD-ROM. You can install it to any number of
computers.
To install the Configuration Toolbox software:
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Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
1.
Run the CD-ROM.
2.
From the main menu, select Install individual software
packages.
3.
From the menu that appears, select CToolbox v4.00.
The installation program guides you through the installation
process for the Configuration Toolbox software.
1.4.5
Trimble Reference Station Software
You can use the 5700 receiver to log reference station data to the
Trimble Reference Station (TRS™) software. To use a 5700 receiver
with the TRS software, you need version 1.04 of the TRS software
installed on your computer. An upgrade program for this version of the
software is supplied on the 5700 GPS Receiver CD-ROM.
Note – The upgrade program on the 5700/5800 CD does not perform
a complete installation of the TRS software; it only performs an
upgrade from an earlier version to version 1.04. To successfully
upgrade to version 1.04 of the software using this program, you need
version 1.02 or earlier installed on your computer already.
To run the upgrade program:
1.
In the TRS software, stop logging manually, and then
disconnect from any GPS receiver.
2.
Exit the TRS client software.
3.
Run the CD-ROM.
4.
From the main menu, select Install individual software
packages.
5.
From the menu that appears, select TRS v1.04.
The upgrade program guides you through the upgrade process
for the TRS software.
6.
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If required, start the TRS software, reconnect to the receiver(s)
you want to log data to, and resume logging.
Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
1.5
Software Compatibility with the 5700 and 5800 GPS
Receiver
The Trimble 5700 and 5800 GPS receivers are compatible with the
following software:
1.6
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Trimble Geomatics Office version 1.6 or later
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Trimble Survey Controller version 7.71 or later
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Trimble Reference Station (TRS) version 1.03 or later
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Trimble Total Control version 2.5 or later
Using USB to Connect to Windows 2000
When the 5700 receiver is connected to a USB port on a computer, it
is treated as a peripheral device of the computer. Under Microsoft
Windows 2000, you must use software to stop a peripheral USB
device before you physically disconnect it or turn it off.
To stop a 5700 receiver:
1.
On the task bar, right-click the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon
.
2.
From the menu that appears, select Unplug or eject hardware.
The Unplug and Eject Hardware dialog appears.
3.
From the Hardware devices list, select Trimble USB GPS, and
then click Stop.
4.
The Stop a Hardware device dialog appears. Click Stop to
confirm that you want to stop the 5700 receiver.
5.
A message appears, confirming that it is safe to remove or
disconnect the receiver. Click OK to close the message, then
click Close to close the Unplug or Eject Hardware dialog.
You can now power down the 5700 receiver or disconnect it
from the computer.
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Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
1.7
Tip – You can also stop your 5700 receiver by clicking the Unplug or Eject
Hardware icon
and selecting Stop Trimble USB GPS from the menu.
The receiver is stopped immediately and the confirmation message
appears.
Using USB to Connect to Windows 98 and ME
The USB driver for the 5700 receiver is installed on your computer
when you install the Data Transfer utility. If you connect your 5700
receiver to a computer running Windows 98 or Windows ME before
you install the Data Transfer utility, the system is unable to locate a
driver for the 5700 receiver and you cannot connect to the receiver
using its USB port.
To avoid this problem, make sure that you install the Data Transfer
utility before connecting to the 5700 receiver. For more information
on installing the Data Transfer utility, see Trimble Data Transfer
Utility, page 8.
If you cannot connect to your 5700 receiver using a USB connection,
do the following:
1.
If the Add New Hardware dialog appears, click Cancel to cancel
the Add New Hardware wizard.
2.
Install the Data Transfer utility.
3.
From the Windows Start menu, select Settings / Control Panel.
4.
Double-click the System icon.
5.
In the System Properties dialog, select the Device Manager tab.
6.
Highlight the Other or Unknown Trimble device (with a
icon) and do one of the following:
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Click Remove to delete this device.
Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
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1.8
Click Properties, then Update Driver, and follow the
steps on the screen to update the driver for this device,
using the file Trmbusb.inf in the folder Windows\Inf.
7.
Disconnect the USB cable and then reconnect it.
8.
The device driver should be installed automatically. If it is not,
restart your computer.
CompactFlash Cards
Make sure that you format your CompactFlash cards in the receiver.
This prevents data on the card from being corrupted if the card is
removed while data is being logged to it.
Trimble recommends that you use only SanDisk industrial grade
Compact Flash cards in your 5700 receiver. If you do not, the
following problems may occur:
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When the receiver is logging data at 10 Hz, records may be
written to the data file out of sequence.
•
When you are transferring files to your office computer using a
USB connection, the connection times out. If this happens,
either connect to the computer using one of the receiver’s serial
(COM) ports, or insert the Compact Flash card directly into
your computer by using a Compact Flash reader.
•
If you use a Compact Flash card reader connected directly to
your PC, and if you write files to the Compact Flash card using
this reader, be sure to eject the card correctly before removing it
from the PC to be placed back in the receiver.
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Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
1.9
5700 Receiver Known Issues
The following are issues that you should be aware of:
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If, when you are using the Data Transfer utility, you have
trouble communicating with your 5700 Receiver, or you cannot
read files from the receiver once it is connected, close any other
software applications that are running on the computer and try
again.
•
If you do not use recommended SanDisk Compact Flash cards
in your 5700 receiver, data logging and transfer problems can
occur. For more information, see above.
•
Some USB devices stop working when connected to a computer
for extended periods. If this occurs when you try to connect to
the USB port on your 5700 receiver, disconnect the USB cable
and then plug it in again.
Warning – If you have an interruption during transferring of data via USB
or the serial port USB (pull USB cable, power cycle, power interruption,
etc.), you could potentially crash your computer.
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Under Microsoft Windows 2000, stop the 5700 receiver, using
the Unplug and Eject Hardware dialog, before you disconnect
the USB cable. This dialog is on the task bar whenever the 5700
receiver is connected.
•
In the GPS Configurator software, you can use the Event
marker check box on the General tab to enable event marker
input. If you enable event marker input, then disconnect and
reconnect the receiver, the Event marker check box is cleared,
but event marker input is still enabled in the receiver.
Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
1.10
5800 Receiver Known Issues
•
The Bluetooth connection between the 5800 receiver and the
Trimble Attachable Control Unit (ACU) or the TSCe with
Bluecap module should be used primarily for the control of
RTK surveys. If your job also requires the logging of raw GPS
data for in-fill or for static/fast static surveys, Trimble
recommends using a cable connection from the 5800 to the
Trimble Survey Controller for the logging of raw GPS data.
Although the Bluetooth connection supports data logging to the
handheld, the cable connection provides greater security and is
less susceptible to data loss.
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If you experience an increase in the time required to initialize an
RTK survey, check the elevation mask and make sure that it is
set to 13 degrees.
•
It is recommended that you change the 5800 internal battery
when the "Low Battery" message is displayed by the Survey
Controller, or when indicated by the receiver power LED. Do
not wait until the battery is completely discharged and the
receiver stops operating. Allowing the receiver to stop
operating due to a discharged battery can affect the ability to
reconnect over the Bluetooth link. If this situation does occur, a
receiver reset can be used to re-establish Bluetooth
communications.
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Trimble 5000 Series GPS Receivers Release Notes
1.11
5700 v1.22 Firmware Changes
The following changes are included in the v1.22 5700 firmware
release:
1.12
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40 channel support for a 900 MHz internal radio, for use with
the SiteNet 900 Base Radio
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Improved SAPOS/FKP format support, including new Type 59
message.
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Improved single base and VRS RTK performance
5800 v1.00 Firmware
This is the initial release of the 5800 receiver firmware. It includes all
functionality and improvements included in the 5700 v1.22.
Copyright
© 2002 Trimble Navigation Limited. All rights reserved. No part of these release notes may be copied,
reproduced, translated, or reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable form for any use other
than with the Trimble™ 5700 / 5800 firmware product without prior written consent from Trimble
Navigation Limited.
The Sextant logo with Trimble, and GPS Total Station, are trademarks of Trimble Navigation Limited
registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The Globe & Triangle logo with Trimble, 4600LS, 5700, 5800, Configuration Toolbox, GPS
Configurator, MS750, QuickPlan, Series 4000, Trimble Attachable Control Unit (ACU), Trimble
Geomatics Office, Trimble Total Control, Trimble Reference Station, Trimble Survey Controller,
TRIMCOMM, TRIMMARK, TRIMTALK, TRS, TSC1, TSCe, WinFLASH, and Zephyr are trademarks
of Trimble Navigation Limited. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
The Trimble 5800 firmware includes an Open Source Bluetooth Stack library. This Bluetooth Stack
library is free software and comes AS IS, with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY FROM TRIMBLE.
You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions (e.g. see the Open Source General Public
License together with the modifications included as comments at the top of each source file). Access to
the source code and license can be found at the following location:
ftp://ftp.Trimble.com/pub/survey/opensource
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