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Version: 1.0.2; Last Modified: Monday 12 July 2010
FOX-LT HARDWARE MANUAL
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Table of contents
1 INTRODUCTION.................................................................................5
1.1 General......................................................................................................................5
1.2 Circuit concept.........................................................................................................6
1.3 Related documents..................................................................................................7
2 SECURITY.......................................................................................9
2.1 General information.................................................................................................9
2.2 Exposure to RF energy............................................................................................9
2.3 Driving.....................................................................................................................10
2.4 Electronic devices..................................................................................................10
2.5 Vehicle electronic equipment...............................................................................10
2.6 Medical electronic equipment...............................................................................10
2.7 Aircraft.....................................................................................................................10
2.8 Children...................................................................................................................10
2.9 Blasting areas.........................................................................................................10
2.10 Potentially explosive atmospheres....................................................................11
3 SAFETY STANDARDS.......................................................................12
4 TECHNICAL DATA...........................................................................13
4.1 Product features.....................................................................................................13
4.1.1 Power consumption............................................................................................14
4.1.2 Operating temperatures......................................................................................14
4.1.3 GSM/GPRS engine features..............................................................................15
4.1.4 GPS engine features..........................................................................................16
4.2 NMEA data message..............................................................................................17
5 FOX-LT APPLICATION INTERFACE.....................................................18
5.1 Power supply..........................................................................................................18
5.1.1 Power supply pins (1 and 2) on the 8-pin connector..........................................18
5.1.2 Automatic shutdown...........................................................................................18
5.1.3 Power saving......................................................................................................19
5.2 Determining the External Equipment Type.........................................................19
6 HARDWARE INTERFACES..................................................................20
6.1 8pin double row connector, pin assignments.....................................................21
6.1.1 8-pin connector pinout........................................................................................21
6.1.2 Special pin description (Pins 4, 5, 6)..................................................................22
6.1.2.1
6.1.2.2
6.1.2.3
6.1.2.4
6.1.2.5
How to use them as analog inputs.........................................................................................22
How to use these pins as digital Inputs (Pin 4, 5, 6)..............................................................24
How to use these pins as digital outputs (Pin 4, 5, 6)............................................................25
How to use IGN pin(pin 3)......................................................................................................26
Serial communication signals (RxA and TxA)........................................................................27
6.2 SIM card holder inside the device........................................................................27
6.2.1 How to enter the SIM card PIN:..........................................................................28
6.3 LED indicators........................................................................................................28
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6.4 GSM/GPS antenna connectors.............................................................................29
6.5 4 x Mounting holes.................................................................................................30
6.6 10pins mini-USB (option)......................................................................................30
7 HOUSING.....................................................................................32
8 APPENDIX....................................................................................33
8.1 Schematics.............................................................................................................33
8.1.1 Installation guidance for 8-pin double row connector.........................................33
8.2 What should be considered when using the FOX-LT device............................34
Version history:
This table provides a summary of the document revisions.
Version
Author
Changes
Modified
1.0.2
D. Gerloff
- GPS receiver data update, power consumption
12/07/2010
1.0.1
F. Beqiri
- Added new values in the mechanical drawing.
12/07/2010
1.0.0
F. Beqiri
- Initial version.
09/12/2008
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Cautions
Information furnished herein by FALCOM is believed to be accurate and reliable.
However, no responsibility is assumed for its use. Please, read carefully the safety
precautions.
If you have any technical questions regarding this document or the product described in
it, please contact your vendor.
General information about FALCOM and its range of products are available at the
following Internet address: http://www.falcom.de/
Trademarks
Some mentioned products are registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Copyright
This document is copyrighted by FALCOM WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS GmbH with all rights
reserved. No part of this documentation may be produced in any form without the prior
written permission of FALCOM WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS GmbH.
FALCOM WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS GmbH.
No patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of the information contained herein.
Note
Specifications and information given in this document are subject to change by FALCOM
without notice.
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1 INTRODUCTION
This product manual is only addressed to qualified personnel which is well skilled in
electronical/electrical installation and not addressed to private consumers/end
user. The installation, implementing or setting into operation of the product can
only be performed by this qualified personnel.
The status of the product described in the data sheet may have changed since
publication of the data sheet and therefore information in this data sheet on
product status may be outdated. The latest information of the product is available
on the download area of the FALCOM website.
1.1 General
FALCOM is using state-of-the-art technology to develop unique, low-cost devices,
which more effectively manage assets and vehicle tracking than current systems. The
new FOX-LT device is an advanced vehicle tracking system that uses a quad-band
GSM/GPRS technology for two way communication and the latest GPS technology for
positioning. The FOX-LT device comprises an embedded configurable software that
provides even greater performance and flexibility for its users and system integrators to
develop high-performance applications that allow vehicle tracking via SMS and over
the Internet. The device concept is targeting for direct implementation as a mobile
client in a wide range of high volume, low-cost, flexible system solutions like AVL, fleet
management, vehicle security and recovery and other related area. The configuration
of the FOX-LT can be done via local serial link or remotely via SMS or TCP/Internet. The
tracking functionality of the embedded mobile client application is combined with
variety of alert messaging capabilities. The configurable alert messages contain current
position and status report and use 3 multi-function I/O. In addition to that two
predefined digital inputs are detecting ignition line status and main power (car battery)
failure, and so you may handle these events and use as notification.
By default, FOX-LT is offered without internal battery. Shall you need a FOX-LT
device with an internal battery, please see “Ordering Guide” and choose one that
meets your application requirements. The housing of the new FOX-LT device offers
IP65 protection (optional) and can be operated at ambient temperatures up to +85°C .
The embedded software can be controlled by word like “PFAL” commands needed
for executing particular actions, reading or setting particular configurations. These
commands are valid for all kinds of operation channels including SMS, CSD, TCP and
SMTP.
FOX-LT provides Geofence features for territory management, route verification,
prohibited locations, parking area and more with exception reporting to a wide variety
of events, such as arrivals, departures, deliveries, pick-ups, illegal entries, unauthorized
movement, etc. FOX-LT contains a data-logger (history feature) that enables you to
archive unique vehicle locations in sequence for up to 45 days for later analysis and
evaluation (for example, archive interval up to 20 sec.).
The physical interface to the device application is made through integrated 8pin
connector. It is required for controlling the terminal, receiving GPS location data,
transferring data and providing automotive power supply lines. This connector provides
1 serial interface giving you maximum flexibility for local use. A separate USB 10pin
connector provides audio signals for connecting a headset.
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FOX-LT is a device that can be configured and integrated onto any asset platform,
including:
-
Trailers
-
Trucks
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Delivery vans
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Rail cars
-
as well as other industrial monitoring installations.
and it can be used in a variety of applications, including:
•
Real time online tracking
•
Fleet management / monitoring
•
Security / emergency services
•
Real time satellite navigation
•
Territory management
•
Personalized drivers logbook
•
Route verification
•
Trip management / distance calculations
•
Theft protection
•
Toll collection / pay as you drive
1.2 Circuit concept
FOX-LT architecture consists of following major components (a block diagram is
available below):
 ARCHITECTURE INTEGRATES:
 High-performance Quad-Band GSM/GPRS core,
 50 parallel channel, high sensitive GPS core,
 ARM7TDMI Processor controlling all functions of the system,
 Inside SIM card holder (1.8/3V SIM cards),
 External GSM antenna connector,
 External GPS antenna connector,
 OPTIONS TO FOX-LT
 CAN Interface,
 3D motion sensor,
 Micro-SD-Card (internal),
 Rechargeable Li-Polymer battery (see Ordering Guide),
 Audio interface for voice call,
 IP65 protection from dust and jets of water,
 10pin mini-USB.
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 PHYSICAL INTERFACES:
 Power supply line,
 3 x configurable digital/analog inputs with open collector output
(100mA)
 1 x Ignition,
 3 x LED indicators
 RS232 port (Rx, Tx).
Figure 1:
FOX-LT block diagram
1.3 Related documents
Some others PDF documents such as FCC approval, application notes, Certificate
of Conformity R&TTE etc. are also available on the Web at: http://www.falcom.de/ in
the published download area.
In addition to this document, the following files comprise the full set of FALCOM
FOX -LT product manuals:
NR
[1]
PDF file name
SteppIII_fox_bolero_lt_PFAL_Configuration_Comma
nd_Set.pdf
Description
Contains the description of the internal firmware and the supported
Configuration Command Set for the FALCOM STEPPIII, FOX/-LT
and BOLERO-LT.
[2]
AppNotes_Transform_history_data.pdf
Contains information of how to transform history data that are
being transmitted from a FALCOM AVL device via TCP
connection.
[3]
AppNote_Remote_update.pdf
Contains information of how to upgrade FALCOM AVL devices to
a new firmware revision remotely via TCP (server based
application).
[5]
AppNotes_in_vehicle_mounting.pdf
This document provides all the necessary information to allow your
FALCOM product to be properly and safely installed in a vehicle.
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NR
PDF file name
Description
[6]
AppNotes_connecting_a_bar_code_scanner.pdf
Describes how to connect a bar code scanner to a STEPPII,
STEPPIII, FOX etc. and store or transmit the scanned data.
[7]
STEPPIII_FOX_BOLERO_LT_Software_Update.pdf
Contains information how to upgrade a FALCOM AVL device to a
new firmware version locally via serial port.
[8]
AppNotesRemoteUpdateWithWorkbench.pdf
Contains information how to upgrade a FALCOM AVL devices to a
new firmware version remotely via TCP.
These PDF files are viewable and printable from Adobe Reader. If you do not have the Adobe Reader
installed, you can download it from http://www.adobe.com.
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2 SECURITY
IMPORTANT FOR THE EFFICIENT AND SAFE OPERATION OF YOUR GSM-MODEM, READ
THIS INFORMATION BEFORE USE!
Your cellular engine FOX-LT is one of the most exciting and innovative electronic
products ever developed. With it, you can stay in contact with your office, your
home, emergency services and others, wherever service is provided.
This chapter contains important information for the safe and reliable use of the
FOX-LT device. Please read this chapter carefully before starting to use the cellular
engine FOX-LT.
2.1 General information
Your FOX-LT device utilizes the GSM/GPS standard for cellular technology. GSM is a
newer radio frequency („RF“) technology than the current FM technology that has
been used for radio communications for decades. The GSM standard has been
established for use in the European community and elsewhere. Your FOX-LT is
actually a low power radio transmitter and receiver. It sends out and receives radio
frequency energy. When you use your modem, the cellular system handling your
calls controls both the radio frequency and the power level of your cellular
modem.
For the use of the acquired devices SIM cards are needed, which are not included
in the scope of delivery of the device. The SIM cards can be acquired e.g. by
specific providers. From the use of the SIM cards can result additional costs, which
are to be borne by the purchaser (client) of the devices. The seller does not cover
the extra costs for the use of the devices. The seller gives no recommendation for
the use of specific SIM cards and does not liable also for the fact that the devices
are usable with all available SIM cards. The seller also covers no other costs, that
are needed for the application of the customer in connection with this device.
2.2 Exposure to RF energy
There has been some public concern about possible health effects of using a GSM
modem. Although research on health effects from RF energy has focused for many
years on the current RF technology, scientists have begun research regarding
newer radio technologies, such as GSM. After existing research had been
reviewed, and after compliance to all applicable safety standards had been
tested, it has been concluded that the product is fit for use.
If you are concerned about exposure to RF energy, there are things you can do to
minimize exposure. Obviously, limiting the duration of your calls will reduce your
exposure to RF energy. In addition, you can reduce RF exposure by operating your
cellular modem efficiently by following the guidelines below.
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2.3 Driving
Check the laws and regulations on the use of cellular devices in the area where
you drive. Always obey them. Also, when using your FOX-LT while driving, please
pay full attention to driving, pull off the road and park before making or answering
a call if driving conditions so require. When applications are prepared for mobile
use, they should fulfil road-safety instructions of the current law!
2.4 Electronic devices
Most electronic equipment, for example in hospitals and motor vehicles is shielded
from RF energy. However, RF energy may affect some malfunctioning or improperly
shielded electronic equipment.
2.5 Vehicle electronic equipment
Check your vehicle manufacturer’s representative to determine if any on board
electronic equipment is adequately shielded from RF energy.
2.6 Medical electronic equipment
Consult the manufacturer of any personal medical devices (such as pacemakers,
hearing aids, etc.) to determine if they are adequately shielded from external RF
energy.
Turn your FOX-LT device OFF in health care facilities when any regulations posted in
the area instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health care facilities may be using RF
monitoring equipment.
2.7 Aircraft
Turn your FOX-LT OFF before boarding any aircraft. Use it on the ground only with
crew permission. Do not use it in the air.
To prevent possible interference with aircraft systems, Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) regulations require you to have permission from a crewmember to use your modem while the plane is on the ground. To prevent
interference with cellular systems, local RF regulations prohibit using your modem
whilst airborne.
2.8 Children
Do not allow children to play with your FOX-LT device. It is not a toy. Children could
hurt themselves or others (by poking themselves or others in the eye with the
antenna, for example). Children could damage the modem or make calls that
increase your modem bills.
2.9 Blasting areas
To avoid interfering with blasting operations, turn your device OFF when in a
“blasting area” or in areas posted: „turn off two-way radio“. Construction crew
often uses remote control RF devices to set off explosives.
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2.10 Potentially explosive atmospheres
Turn your FOX-LT device OFF when in any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere.
It is rare, but your modems or their accessories could generate sparks. Sparks in such
areas could cause an explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even death.
Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always, clearly
marked. They include fuelling areas such as petrol stations; below decks on boats;
fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities; and areas where the air contains
chemicals or particles, such as grain, dust or metal powders.
Do not transport or store flammable gas, liquid or explosives, in the compartment of
your vehicle, which contains your modem or accessories.
Before using your modem in a vehicle powered by liquefied petroleum gas (such
as propane or butane) ensure that the vehicle complies with the relevant fire and
safety regulations of the country in which the vehicle is to be used.
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3 SAFETY STANDARDS
Your GSM/GPRS/GPS device complies with all applicable RF safety standards.
FOX-LT meets the safety standards for RF receivers and the standards and
recommendations for the protection of public exposure to RF electromagnetic
energy established by government bodies and professional organizations, such as
directives of the European Community, Directorate General V in matters of radio
frequency electromagnetic energy.
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4 TECHNICAL DATA
4.1 Product features
 Supply voltage range:
➢
Operating power supply voltage range of +10.8 V to
+32.0 V , suitable for direct connection to an automotive
+12 V or +24 V DC power source (car battery).
➢
7 different energy-saving modes - programmable with
PFAL commands. Refer to the chapter 5.1.3, "Power
saving" for a brief overview.
 Power saving:
 Operating temperature range:
➢
- 40°C to + 85°C (see chapter 4.1.2 for more details)
 Physical characteristics:
➢
Size: 60.0 ± 0.1 mm x 90.0 ± 0.1 mm x 24.0 ± 0.1 mm
➢
Weight (without options):
ca. 110 gr.
 Physical Interfaces:
➢
8-pins double-row connector comprising:
✔
3 x I/Os multi functional (each pin has dual functions as
analog or digital - software configurable. Each digital
pin can individually be set as either an input or output ),
✔
1 x Ignition (software controlled feature),
✔
1 x Power supply (software controlled feature)
✔
1 x Serial port (Rx, Tx), Baud rate is controlled by firmware
4800...115200 bps (default=57600 bps), 8 data bits, no
parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control,
➢
Inside SIM Card holder (supports 1.8/3 V SIM cards),
➢
3 x LED indicators (Red, Green, Blue) free-programmable.
➢
CAN interface – occupies 2 of 3 available I/Os (IO2 and IO3),
 Hardware options
✔
For in-car Low-speed & High-speed communications,
➢
10pins mini-USB (for headset),
➢
3D motion sensor (already available in basic version),
➢
Micro-SD - for additional memory,
➢
Degree of protection (the housing of the FOX-LT device
offers IP65 protection from dust and jets of water),
➢
Internal GSM/GPS antenna.
➢
Fully shielded.
 Casing:
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 Directive:
➢
RoHS compliant.
➢
Embedded TCP/IP stack, including TCP, IP and SMTP
protocols,
➢
Accessible via PFAL commands,
➢
Upgradable locally via serial port and remotely over the
air (GPRS/TCP).
➢
8 Mbyte FLASH for
firmware storage,
➢
2 MByte RAM.
 Firmware:
 Internal memory:
configuration, data-logging and
 Supported protocols:
➢
NMEA Msg.:
GLL, GGA, RMC, VTG, GSV, GSA
FALCOM Msg.:
IOP, GSM, AREA, 3DP, BIN - see
related documents [1] and Table 3.
 GSM/GPS antenna connectors:
➢
External (separate connectors).
4.1.1 Power consumption
➢
Average power consumption: < 80 mA at 12 V DC
4.1.2 Operating temperatures
Parameter
Storage temperature (without internal battery)
Storage temperature (with internal battery)
Operating temperature (without internal battery)
GSM* (without internal battery))
Charging temperature
Discharging temperature
*
Min.
-40
-20
-40
-30
0
-20
Typ.
+25
+25
+25
+25
+25
+25
Max.
+90
+60
+85
+80
+45
+60
Unit
°C
°C
°C
°C
°C
°C
These temperatures can affect the sensitivity and performance of the GSM engine.
Table 1:
Operating temperature
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4.1.3 GSM/GPRS engine features
 GSM/GPRS core:
Telit GE864-Quad module
➢ Quad-Band: GSM 850, 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900.
➢
➢
Compliant to GSM Phase 2/2+
➢
Class 4 (2 W) at EGSM900/850
➢
Class 1 (1 W) at GSM1800 and GSM 1900
 Output power:
 GPRS connectivity:
➢
GPRS multi-slot class 10
➢
GPRS mobile station class B
 DATA:
GPRS ⇒
➢
GPRS data downlink transfer: max. 85.6 kbps (see table 2).
➢
GPRS data uplink transfer: max. 42.8 kbps (see table 2).
➢
Coding scheme: CS-1, CS-2, CS-3 and CS-4.
CSD ⇒
➢
CSD transmission rates: 2.4, 4.8, 9.6, 14.4 kbps, nontransparent, V.110.
➢
Text mode.
➢
Offers a choice of 60 different ringing tones/melodies,
easily selectable with PFAL commands.
 SMS:
 Ring tones:
 GPRS Coding scheme:
Coding scheme
CS-1:
CS-2:
CS-3:
CS-4:
1 Timeslot
9.05 kbps
13.4 kbps
15.6 kbps
21.4 kbps
Table 2:
2 Timeslots
18.1 kbps
26.8 kbps
31.2 kbps
42.8 kbps
4 Timeslots
36.2 kbps
53.6 kbps
62.4 kbps
85.6 kbps
Coding schemes and maximum net data rates over air interface
Please note that, the values listed above are the maximum ratings which, in practice, are
influenced by a great variety of factors, primarily, for example, traffic variations and network
coverage.
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4.1.4 GPS engine features
 GPS engine:
➢
UBX-G5010 single chip from u-blox
➢
50-channel u-blox 5 engine
➢
GPS L1 C/A code
➢
Position:
< 2.5 m
➢
SBAS:
<2m
 Accuracy:
 Time to First Fix (TTFF):
➢
Hot starts
< 1 sec., average
➢
Warm start
< 29 sec, average
➢
Cold starts
< 29 sec, average
➢
Tracking
-160 dBm (12 dBHz)
➢
Acquisition
-160 dBm
➢
Cold start
-144 dBm
➢
Velocity
< 500 m/s (972 knots).
➢
Altitude
50.000 m
➢
Max. update rate 1 Hz
➢
AssistNow Online
➢
AssistNow Offline,
 Sensitivity:
 Dynamic Conditions:
 A-GPS support:
 Crystal oscillator (TCXO):
➢
Load sensitivity
± 10 % load change, 0.2 ± ppm
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4.2 NMEA data message
FOX-LT delivers data in the NMEA-0183 format. Table below lists each of the NMEA
and FALCOM output messages supported by the FOX-LT device and a brief
description. For further description about NMEA, see related documents [1].
The running firmware offers the possibility to switch on or off each protocol listed
below for local use. With the help of PFAL commands supported by this firmware
these protocols can also be transferred via SMS, TCP, Data call and e-mail.
NMEA
GGA
GLL
GSA
VTG
GSV
RMC
FALCOM
IOP
GSM
AREA
3DP
BIN
Description
Time, position and fix type data.
Latitude, longitude, UTC time of position fix and status.
GPS receiver operating mode, satellites used in the position solution and DOP values.
The number of GPS satellites in view satellite ID numbers, elevation, azimuth and SNR values.
The number of GPS satellites in view satellite ID numbers, elevation, azimuth and SNR values.
Time, date, position, course and speed data.
Description
The status of the digital/analog inputs and output ports and battery voltage (if battery available)
The GSM operator, reception, registration status, GSM field strength, area code and cell ID.
The state of 32 areas
The state of the Motion Sensor (hardware option)
User protocol including time, date, position, course and speed data
Table 3: NMEA Output Messages
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5 FOX-LT APPLICATION INTERFACE
5.1 Power supply
The power supply for the FOX-LT unit has to be a single voltage source of V +IN =
+10.8 V...+32.0 V DC. The operating voltage (V +IN) has to be permanently applied
to the FOX-LT unit and able to provide sufficient current of up to 1.9 A.
The operating voltage (V+IN and GND) is protected against voltage spikes and reverse
polarity, but not for continuous-overvoltage.
NOTE: Operating voltage range must never be exceeded; care must be taken in
order to fulfill min/max voltage requirements.
5.1.1 Power supply pins (1 and 2) on the 8-pin connector
One +IN pin on the 8-pin double row connector is dedicated to connect the supply
voltage, and the GND pin for grounding.
Both +IN and GND pins serve for charging the internal Li-Polymer battery (option)
and powering the FOX-LT device. FOX-LT has an automatic power ON-function
when external power is applied. The power supply for the FOX-LT is capable of
utilizing current ranging from V+IN=+10.8 V... +32.0 VDC designed for automotive
application.
Signal name
+IN
I/O
I
Parameter
+10.8 V...+32.0 VDC. The
operating voltage must never
be exceeded.
GND
-
0V
Description
Positive operating voltage.
For security reason, it is recommended to integrate
externally a 2A fuse link between interconnection plug (8pin connector) and d.c.-power source (see Fig 15).
Ground (should be isolated from the vehicle Grounds)
5.1.2 Automatic shutdown
Automatic shutdown takes effect if:
•
under voltage is detected when battery level runs low and external
power supply is disconnected .
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5.1.3 Power saving
SLEEP mode reduces the functionality of the modules of the FOX-LT device to a
minimum and, thus, minimizes the current consumption to the lowest level. Settings
can be made using the $PFAL,Sys.Device.Sleep command. For details, see
example in table below.
Following SLEEP modes are supported by the FOX-LT device:
Modes
Description
IGN
Device wakes up when IGN (pin 3 - blue color) changes its digital level from Low to
High (performs a rising edge).
Ring
Device wakes up when the GSM module receives a voice call or an SMS.
Timer=1:20:00
Device wakes up after the defined time has expired.
Motion=5,20,20
Device wakes up when motion is detected.
ExtPwrDetect
Device wakes up when external power (higher than 9 V) is connected to the device.
ExtPwrDrop
Device wakes up when external power is disconnected or it drops below 8 V.
AiWu=5.1,12
System wakes up when the voltage on I/O1 (pin 4 used as analog input) exceeds the
defined upper or lower threshold.
Example
$PFAL,Sys.Device.Sleep=IGN+Ring+Timer=1:20:00
IMPORTANT: The sleep and wake-up procedures are quite different depending on
the selected sleep mode. Please keep in mind that the power
saving with "Ring" parameter works properly only when PIN
authentication has been done and the device is already registered
in the GSM network. If you attempt to activate power saving while
the device is not registered in the GSM network, the SIM card is not
inserted or the PIN not correctly entered, the device responds error
"ring shutdown aborted due to bad GSM coverage" and the power
saving does not take place. For more details, refer to the manual
"steppIII_FOX-LT_bolero_lt_PFAL_Configuration_Command_Set.pdf".
NOTE
(This note is related to the battery-powered devices only): the internal battery of
the FOX-LT must have enough power to safely wake up the device from a sleep
mode. If the internal battery of the FOX-LT device does not have enough power,
the device can not complete the wake up operation.
5.2 Determining the External Equipment Type
Before you connect the serial port pins on the aforementioned terminals (DCE units)
to external equipment, you need to determine if the external hardware serial ports
are configured as DTE or DCE.
FOX-LT is designed for use as a DCE device. Based on the aforementioned
conventions for DCE-DTE connections, it communicates with the customer
application (DTE) using the following signals:
FOX-LT Terminal (DCE)
to
Application (DTE)
RxA
<----------
TXD
TxA
---------->
RXD
Table 4:
The signalling definitions between DTE and DCE.
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6 HARDWARE INTERFACES
This chapter describes the hardware interfaces:
•
8pins double-row connector
•
LED indicators
•
GSM/GPS antenna connectors
•
Mounting holes
Interface specifications
8pin double-row connector
Type: Neltron 2417SJ-08. Provides IN/OUT, power supply line and RX/TX.
Optical LED indicators
Software programmable.
GSM/GPS antenna connectors
Type: 50 ohm SMB FAKRA connectors;
Mounting holes
4 holes for attaching it to a suitable location (use M4x20 self tapping or
machine screws, not included).
10pins mini-USB
Optional. Comprises audio channels for a headset.
Table 5:
Interface specifications
Figure 2:
Interface specifications
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6.1 8pin double row connector, pin assignments
Figure 3:
View of the 8-pin double row connector - pin assignments (Type:Neltron
2417SJ-08)
6.1.1 8-pin connector pinout
PIN
NAME
DIRECTION
DISCRIPTION
Power supply input. The power supply must be
able to meet the requirements of current
consumption. Care must be taken so that the
operating voltage applied to the terminal stay
within the voltage range. Applying a voltage
outside of the voltage range can damage the
module. For security reason, it is recommended
to integrate externally a 2A fuse link between
power source and FOX-LT.
V+IN = + 10.8 ... + 32.0 V
Imax ≤ 2A
Ground.
0V
Input
General purpose input. Either connect it to the
vehicle ignition and use it for journey START
and STOP reports or connect it to the operating
voltage +IN and with the help of an external
switch you wakeup the FOX-LT device from
IGN-Sleep mode (awaking from this mode
requires a HIGH signal). See also chapter
6.1.2.4.
HIGH ≥+10.8 .. +32.0 V DC; LOW = 0V
Input/Output
Software configurable pins. Each pin has dual
functions as analog or digital. Each digital pin
can individually be set as either an input or an
open collector output.
I/O1 (pin 4) can be used to wake up the FOXLT device from AiWu sleep mode.
Upon request the I/O2 and I/O3 can also be
supplied for CAN-Bus (in this case: I/O2 =
CAN_L; I/O3 = CAN_H).
1
+IN
Input
2
GND
-
LEVEL
3
IGN
4
I/O1
5
I/O2
6
I/O3
7
RxA
Input
Serial port (receive data) for direct connection
to the host PC (configuration, evaluation,
firmware). If not used leave open.
V24, ±12 V
8
TxA
Output
Serial port (transmit data) for direct connection
to the host PC (transmitting history data, output
GPS protocols and others). If not used leave
open.
V24, ±12 V
Table 6:
OUT: open collector 100 mA max. @ +0 ..
+32.0V DC
IN: 0 V..+32.0V DC
(High & Low levels are free-programmable)
Analog : Up to 32.0 V DC/10 bits resolution
Description of the 8-pin double-row connector
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6.1.2 Special pin description (Pins 4, 5, 6)
These pins have dual functions. All of them are controlled by the internal firmware of
FOX-LT. Therefore, the user must specify whether they will be as analog or digital pins.
This function is controlled by the command PFAL,IO0[1,2].Config. If for example, you
want to use I/O1 as an analog pin, and the I/O2 and I/O3 as digital, the command
settings would look like this:
PFAL,IO0.Config=AI,2,11
//0 = I/O1; AI = analog; 2 and 11 = min. and max.
voltages for Low and High events.
PFAL,IO1.Config=DI,5,10
//1 = I/O2; DI = digital; 5 and 10 = min. and max.
voltages for Low and High events
If a pin from I/O1 to I/O3 is configured as a digital pin, then the pin must be assigned as
an input or an output. if you want I/O2 to be input and I/O3 to be output, the command
settings would look like the following:
PFAL,IO1.Config=DI,5,10
//1 = I/O2; DI = digital; 5 and 10 = min.
and max. voltages for Low and High
events.
PFAL,IO6.Set=high[low,hpulse,lpulse,cyclic] //6 = I/O3; high = sets output to high.
Some examples how to use them are given in sections below.
When using an I/O as digital you must set it to high first (with PFAL command
“$PFAL,IO4[5,6].Set=high”), otherwise 0V will be measured (and the device could be
damaged).
6.1.2.1
How to use them as analog inputs
Because these pins can operate either as digital or analog, they have to be configured
and calibrated with PFAL commands before using them.
Analog voltages of up to 32.0V with a 10 bits resolution can be processed and remotely
evaluated by a server application. A pull-up resistor to a constant input voltage allows
for resistive transducers to ground, e.g. fuel sensor or thermistors.
To use these IOs as analog, the following command should be set to the device.
PFAL,IO0[1,2].Config=AI,2,11
where 0, 1 and 2 are indices corresponding to IO1 (pin 4), IO2 (pin 5) and IO3 (pin 6)
respectively. While the value 2 and 11 are min. and max. voltages that will be used to
generate Low and High events, respectively. Detailed information can be found in
software
manual
“steppIII_FOXLT_bolero_lt_PFAL_Configuration_Command_Set.pdf“.
↓ Connection example 1 (for I/O1 and I/O2):
An analog input can be connected to a temperature sensor (a NTC resistor for
instance). In the diagram below is used a fixed resistor from the input voltage to
the I/O 2, and a variable resistor (Negative Temperature Coefficient - whose
resistance or capacitance decreases when temperature increases) to ground. It is
possible to set a low temperature alarm and a high temperature alarm.
Passage through these thresholds will trigger an alarm. We recommend to use
SMS or TCP as alarm type with GPIOP protocol. The SMS can be received on a
mobile phone, modem or any GSM device when changes are detected. The
analog-to-digital converter (ADC) inside the unit has an input voltage range
from 0 to 2.5 V. An application example is shown in figure below:
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Connection example 1 when used as analog input.
↓ Connection example 2 (for I/O1 and I/O2):
An analog input can be connected to a tachometer generator. The
maximum output voltage of the tachometer should be + 32.0 V (see
illustrated example in figure below).
Both circuit examples (the NTC diagram above and the Tachometer below) are only
illustrations to show the aim of these I/Os when used as analog inputs.
Figure 5:
Connection example 2 when used as analog input.
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How to use these pins as digital Inputs (Pin 4, 5, 6)
These pins are high active when used as digital inputs, so you can set VIN(LOW) and
VIN(HIGH) to any levels within the range from +0 to +32.0 VDC. The High and Low levels
can be set with PFAL command (e.g. PFAL,IO0[1,2].Config=DI,5,10) - where 0, 1 and 2
are indices corresponding to IO1 (pin 4), IO2 (pin 5) and IO3 (pin 6) respectively. While
the values 5 and 10 are min. and max. voltages that will be used to generate Low and
High events respectively. Detailed information can be found in software manual
“steppIII_FOX-LT_bolero_lt_PFAL_Configuration_Command_Set.pdf“.
The figure below illustrates how these inputs can be used in practice. When the internal
software detects input changes from High to Low or vice versa, a Falling or Rising edge
Event is respectively generated. Therefore, depending on the alarm type, the FOX-LT
can react to the input changes and release different alarms such as sending out an
SMS, email message, TCP packet, opening a CSD connection or activating an output
port. The alarm type is user-dependant.
Figure 6:
Connection example when using it as digital input
A completed circuit example for all inputs is attached in section 8.1.1.
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How to use these pins as digital outputs (Pin 4, 5, 6)
The FOX-LT device supports three IOs which can be used either as input or output.
These outputs are open collectors. They can be directly connected via resistors (R) to
LEDs, Relays etc., which need no more than 100 mA @ up to + 32.0 V DC. The figures
below show the schematic of possible output connections. To use and activate these
outputs use the command $PFAL,IO4[5,6].Set=high[low,hpulse,lpulse,cyclic] for IO1, IO2
and IO3 respectively or you can configure an or more alarms that activate these
outputs
when
specific
events
occur
(e.g.
PFAL,Cnf.Set,AL0=IO.e8=redge:IO4.Set=cyclic,1000,2000).
In order to evaluate this alarm, firstly send this configuration to the FOX-LT device and
then trigger IGN-pin to High – as result the IO1 goes High for 1 sec and Low for 2 sec. To
set IO1 to Low, just execute the command PFAL,IO4.Set=Low. For more details how to
activate an output and how to configure an alarm, refer to the manual
“steppIII_FOX-LT_bolero_lt_PFAL_Configuration_Command_Set.pdf“. Both figures
below show the schematic connections of how to use this output. Please note that,
do not apply power directly to an output pin without having e.g. a resistor
between them.
Figure 7:
Connection example 1 when using it to control an Relay.
Figure 8:
Connection example 2 when using it to control an LED
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How to use IGN pin(pin 3)
The IGN-pin has two functions:
✔
It wakes up the system FOX-LT from the IGN-sleep mode (when sleeping),
✔
and can be used to monitor the vehicle ignition state, to report/store the
START and STOP of a trip by using the events IO.e8=redge and IO.e8=fedge
for START and STOP respectively.
IGN-sleep mode is one of the eight supported energy-saving modes of operation in
which all unnecessary components are shut down. Once the device is awakened by
IGN high signal, it returns to full functionality.
Note that, the FOX-LT device powers on automatically when external power is
applied, and IGN pin provides an additional “wake up” function for the IGN-sleep
mode when it is requested.
Using IGN pin you can configure the system to store a specific location or to deliver
an alarm SMS or TCP packet if an unauthorised entry to start your vehicle is
attempted. In such a case use the IGN generated event as a condition to start vehicle
tracking.
NOTE: All FOX-LT devices that are shipped by the factory with an internal battery, are entered into the
IGN-sleep mode. Therefore, to wake them up just connect the IGN-line to the d.c.-power source.
Figure 9:
Monitoring vehicle starter by IGN line
Figure 9.1:
Use IGN line to wake FOX-LT from IGN-Sleep
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Serial communication signals (RxA and TxA)
The FOX-LT device incorporates a full duplex serial channel which allows two
devices to communicate directly with each other via the RS232 serial port. All
supported variable baud rates are software-controlled. It is recommended to use
the FOX-LT Evalboard in order to communicate with the FOX-LT device, as there
you will find all you need to evaluate with it.
This serial channel (RxA, TxA) operates at V24, ±12 V level. The signals on these pins
are obtained to RS232 compatible signal levels.
RxA
This is the main receiving channel and is used to receive
software commands to the board from any software (e.g.
HyperTerminal). Moreover, the firmware update can also be
done through this serial port.
TxA
This is the main transmitting channel and is used to output
navigation, measurement, response and system data to
any software (e.g. HyperTerminal, FALCOM Workbench).
You may connect this port to a Bar code scanner and with the help of software
configuration (using the serial event Sys.eSerialData0) you may process the
incoming data from that scanner. Moreover, the incoming data on the serial line
may be forwarded/sent via TCP to an internet server and there processed/ stored
into a database. Therefore, you have this data in real-time unimportant in which
country they have been scanned. T he interface type and port settings of the bar
code scanner must be compatible with the FOX-LT one. More about how to implement
such
an
application,
refer
to
the
application
note
"AppNotes_connecting_a_bar_code_scanner_to a_STEPPII.pdf".
6.2 SIM card holder inside the device
The FOX-LT device is equipped with a GSM modem. To use it, you must insert a SIM
card in the appropriate holder inside the device.
Attention: The opening of the housing must be performed by qualified
electricians.
The SIM card is obtained from your mobile provider and must be activated for GSM
data services before using it. Together with the SIM card, you receive a 4-digit PIN
number. Entering of the PIN allows your device to access the mobile network.
To insert the SIM card into the SIM card holder inside the device follow the steps
below:
1) Remove the power supply and any other connections from the device.
2) Use a screwdriver to carefully detach the upper side of the device housing.
Unscrew carefully both screws on the top side of the device.
3) Carefully raise the case away and with caution to prevent injury of the cable
connectors between the device and housing.
Attention: Do not remove any of the cable connectors!
4) On the rightmost circuit board is the GSM modem, the black-colored SIM card
holder can be found on the left hand side of GSM modem. Push the slider (metal
lock) of the SIM card-holder in the direction marked “OPEN” to unlock it.
5) Flap the card holder up.
6) Insert the SIM card into the SIM card holder (with care not to damage any
components of the circuit board)- the bevelled corner on the SIM card is towards the
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top of the card-holder and the golden contact area is facing downwards when
the holder closes. Push the SIM card down until it stops. Make sure, that the SIM
card properly fits in the SIM card-holder.
7) Flap the card-holder back (without force), then press the slider (metal lock), and
at the same time move it in the direction marked "LOCK" on the card
holder until it stops.
8) Finally, place the upper case of device housing back to the original position, and
press the case down until it snaps in the lower case of device housing (with care
not to damage the cables inside), then screw both screws with a screwdriver.
6.2.1 How to enter the SIM card PIN:
To insert the PIN of the SIM card follow the steps below:
1) Install and start the FALCOM Workbench software.
2) Connect your FOX-LT to a free PC COM port (see chapter 6.1.2.5) and power up
your device (see chapter 6.1).
3) Open a COM Port, a Console and an Editor. Select the COM port and port
settings (57600 bps, 8 Data bits, No Parity bit, 1 Stop bit, None Flow control) and
then click on the Connect icon on the left of the text "Port", to connect to.
Connect the Console to the COM Port and the Editor to the Console on the
Connection view. For more details refer to the Workbench User's Guide.
4) Finally send from the editor this command $PFAL,Cnf.Set,GSM.PIN=xxxx to the
FOX-LT (xxxx = PIN of your SIM card). For more details refer to the manual
“SteppIII_FOX-LT_bolero_lt_PFAL_Configuration_Command_Set.pdf”.
6.3 LED indicators
The actual state of the FOX-LT can be displayed by three LED’s on the front panel
of the unit. These programmable and accessible LEDs can be interfaced to the
build-in components to show their state. References how to customize the device
configuration can be found in the FOX-LT software manual “SteppIII_FOXLT_bolero_lt_PFAL_Configuration_Command_Set.pdf”.
Figure 10:
View of LED indicators
To turn on a LED, use one setting on the following command:
$PFAL,IO11[12,13].Set=high[low/hpulse,2000/lpulse,2000/cyclic,2000,1000]
(where 11 = LED1; 12 = LED2; 13 = LED3;)
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6.4 GSM/GPS antenna connectors
FOX-LT is fitted with two male SMB FAKRA connectors that accept a wide variety of
GSM/GPS antenna styles. The Bordeaux connector (see figure below) is provided for
GSM RF connection. The GSM RF connector has an impedance of 50 Ohm. A GSM
antenna can be directly connected to this connector.
The Blue connector (see figure below) is provided for GPS RF connection. The GPS RF
connector has also an impedance of 50 Ohm. Active antennas have an integrated
low-noise amplifier. They can be directly connected to this connector.
FALCOM provides a combined GSM/GPS antenna, especially, for the STEPPIII, FOX-LT
devices, the GSM antenna operates on four frequencies: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz. The
GPS antenna operates on 1575.42 MHz frequency. The order name is: FAL-ANT-7
Any other GPS antenna connected to the FOX-LT must draw less than 25 mA. The
antenna voltage is internally supplied.
The figure below shows the position of GSM/GPS connectors.
Figure 11:
GSM/GPS antenna connectors
To connect the FAL-ANT-7 combined GSM/GPS antenna to the FOX-LT device:
✔
plug the Bordeaux-colored connector of the antenna to the Bordeaux colored
connector of the device,
✔
then plug the Blue-colored connector of the antenna to the Blue colored
connector of the device.
To remove the FAL-ANT-7 GSM/GPS antenna from the FOX-LT device:
✔
Press down the latch on the antenna connector and then pull the antenna.
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6.5 4 x Mounting holes
The FOX-LT compact unit provides 4 holes for attaching it to a suitable location.
The FOX-LT device can be mounted in different locations such as on wall or in
vehicle. The holes on the FOX-LT support M4x20 screws (or screws with different
length). There are no screws in the delivery pack.
More detailed information how to install the device in a vehicle, refer to the
application note "AppNotes_in_vehicle_mounting.pdf".
Figure 12:
View of the mounting holes
6.6 10pins mini-USB (option)
Upon request the FOX-LT device can be supplied with a 10pins mini-USB connector.
This connector currently supports only the audio interface all other pins are
currently not supported they should not be connected.
Figure 13:
10pins mini-USB, pin assignments
Table below shows the pinout of 10pins mini USB connector for headset.
PIN
PIN NAME
DESCRIPTION
1
SPK Right
Output Audio left channel to earpiece
2
VCC +5V
Not supported yet. DO NOT CONNECT.
3
SPK Left
Output Audio right channel to earpiece
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4
USB DP
Not supported yet. DO NOT CONNECT.
5
MIC+
Microphone input from headset
6
USB DM
Not supported yet. DO NOT CONNECT.
7
Detect USB
Not supported yet. DO NOT CONNECT.
8
+IN
Not supported yet. DO NOT CONNECT.
9
Audio GND
Ground (for audio signals)
10
USB GND
Not supported yet. DO NOT CONNECT.
Table 7:
10pins mini-USB, pin assignments
The electrical characteristics for both paths is given separately in tables below:
Microphone path characteristic and requirements:
Microphone type
Electret microphone
Line coupling
AC
Line type
balanced
Differential input voltage
≤ 65mVpp (23mVrms)
Microphone nominal sensitivity
-45 dBVrms/Pa
Analog gain suggested
+10dB
Microphone voltage
3V
Table 8:
Microphone characteristics
Speaker path characteristic and requirements:
Line coupling
DC
Line type
bridged
Output load resistance
≥ 16 Ω
Internal output resistance
4 Ω (>1.7Ω)
Signal bandwidth
150 - 4000 Hz @ -3 dB
Max. differential output voltage
1.310 Vrms (typ, open circuit)
Max. single ended output voltage
656 mVrms (typ, open circuit)
SW volume level step
-2 dB
Number of SW volume steps
10
Table 9:
Speaker characteristics
Detailed instructions on using audio parameters are presented in the manual
"SteppIII_fox_bolero_lt_PFAL_Configuration_Command_Set.pdf".
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7 HOUSING
Figure 14:
FOX-LT housing.
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8 APPENDIX
8.1 Schematics
The figure below illustrates a common schematic when you install your FOX-LT
hardware in the vehicle and use it for vehicle security. For detailed information,
please, refer to the related documents [AppNotes_in_vehicle_mounting.pdf].
8.1.1 Installation guidance for 8-pin double row connector
On the top of the schematic you can find the corresponding pin out of the 8-pin
double row connector.
When installing your FOX-LT in a vehicle, you will not only be able to track and
locate the vehicle all the time, but also you will be automatically notified when
disagreements with your loaded configuration into the FOX-LT device occur.
Depending on your application requirements, the software configured pins as
digital outputs can be used to lock/unlock doors, to activate a relay, buzzer, turn
on a lamp, etc. while the configured pins as digital inputs can individually be used
e.g. to detect something in vehicle when opened or closed; changes on this input
may trigger an output to high. The IGN line can be connected to the vehicle
ignition key to monitor its ON/OFF position.
Note: Turn car ignition off before making any connection. Use a common ground
point for all ground wires. To avoid ground loops, isolate all ground pins of
the FOX-LT unit from the vehicle body. Do not connect power from a
different system to the FOX-LT.
Software configured outputs of the FOX-LT must operate at the same
voltage level as the supply voltage +IN operates.
The operating voltage range MUST never be exceeded, device is not
protected again continuous overvoltage. For security reason, it is
recommended to integrate externally a 2A fuse link between the positive
wire of the FOX-LT (+IN) and d.c. - power source.
The antenna should be mounted in the dash or on the windshield of the
vehicle with the GPS side facing the sky and the antenna has clear view to
the sky.
Connect the power cable to the FOX-LT - with the vehicle ignition off, and
antenna connected, attach the power pins to FOX-LT (FIRST connect the
GND pin and then the +IN pin).
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Figure 15:
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Schematic example of installation guidance.
8.2 What should be considered when using the FOX-LT
device
FOX-LT is a device controlled by the operating firmware. In order to start
applications with FOX-LT and to obtain maximum benefit from operating firmware,
you have to configure it and adapt its configuration to your needs. Therefore, refer
to the manual “SteppIII_fox_bolero_lt_PFAL_Configuration_Command_Set.pdf”.
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