New Open-source Wireless GPS/GNSS Hardware for Autonomous and IoT Applications

New Open-source Wireless GPS/GNSS Hardware for Autonomous and IoT Applications

Septentrio, a supplier of high-precision GNSS positioning options, introduced an open-source assets for its GPS/GNSS module receivers: mosaic wi-fi or just mowi. It combines the Septentrio mosaic-X5 or mosaic-H module receiver with a dual-mode Bluetooth and built-in Wi-Fi from the ESP32-WRover programmable module by Espressif Systems. It is an addition to the already current mosaicHAT board, designed on the Raspberry Pi platform.

Septentrio Mowi

Septentrio Mowi

“We are excited concerning the mowi challenge being a part of the GitHub and prototyping group. The challenge is out there as open-source, thus empowering the group to simply match autonomous or robotic techniques with communication and extremely correct and dependable GNSS positioning expertise. mowi empowers the native ethernet options of the mosaic module. The excellent software for quick prototyping and creating proof-of-concept initiatives in a easy and related means,” notes Gustavo Lopez, Market Access Manager at Septentrio. The mowi challenge facilitates correct and dependable GNSS positioning for robotic and autonomous units, on a {hardware} stage.

Numerous engineers as we speak use the ESP32 and the a number of libraries out there for Internet-of-Things (IoT) prototyping. The mowi board is a simple means for integrators to get began with Septentrio’s mosaic-X5 or mosaic-H heading module receivers. The mowi board can be utilized by itself or plugged right into a cell pc corresponding to Raspberry Pi or Arduino to ship high-accuracy positioning with excessive replace charges, fitted to machine navigation, monitoring or management. The web connection by way of Wi-Fi or Bluetooth allows quite a few industrial IoT functions, simplifying the connectivity to cell information for the supply of GNSS corrections wanted for cm-level RTK positioning.

On prime of the wi-fi communication, the small 47.5×70 mm board can host IoT functions in its inside reminiscence. It has onboard logging and exposes interfaces corresponding to USB, serial communication, and general-purpose pins. The schematic’s reference design, PCB format and documentation are brazenly out there for prototyping or additional customization.