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GPS with the SBC3

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:51 pm
by morgan
So now I'm interested in tracking my phidget's GPS location.
Does anyone have a cheap GPS receiver that works with the SBC3?

Thanks

Morgan

Re: GPS with the SBC3

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:27 pm
by Patrick
We sell the 1040 - PhidgetGPS which will work.

You should also be able to use many USB GPSes that work with Linux - depends on the USB serial driver they use.

-Patrick

Re: GPS with the SBC3

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:09 pm
by morgan
Okay here's the weird thing, i bought the GPS 1040 VER101, and it works great on my work laptop dell windows 7 64. However my home pc, Windows 10 64, and on my SBC3 board, i cannot detect the GPS unit when it's plugged in.

Is this a known issue? i have a feeling this unit is defective. any idea?

Morgan

Re: GPS with the SBC3

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:34 am
by mparadis
It's unusual that it would work on one but not the other. Do you have any other Phidgets that you can try to plug into the windows PC or SBC to determine whether it's the GPS or the platform that's at fault? Can you access the InterfaceKit on the SBC?

Re: GPS with the SBC3

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:33 pm
by morgan
yes absolutely! i have my SBC3 plugged in and a brand new precision temp sensor! everything is connected. And i just plugged my GPS back in... the board is powered and flashing... but no GPS!! i really can't figure this one out...

Morgan

Re: GPS with the SBC3

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:52 am
by Patrick
After plugging into the SBC, can you have a look at the system logs page and see if there are any USB related messages?

-Patrick

Re: GPS with the SBC3

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:27 pm
by morgan
I can do that later tonight, yes absolutely.

funny enough, i just plugged it back into my work laptop and now it's saying unrecognized USB device. i'm wondering if this sensor was bad, and maybe my laptop was just on the edge of working....

do you have a way i can return for repair?


(Oh!! i got it to work again on my laptop.... it's very flakey. i will check the logs tonight on the SBC3).

Re: GPS with the SBC3

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:18 pm
by Patrick
Something else to try would be a different USB cable.

-Patrick

Re: GPS with the SBC3

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:14 am
by morgan
okay here we go... multiple USB cables tried, on multiple USB ports.... and multiple computers...

I tried by plugging my phidget thermocouple sensor in... leaving the USB connected to the SBC3, then plugging in the GPS unit. The phidget GPS led will blink once, and remain off.

Basically after the temp sensor disconnect, no action in the logs at all...

LOGS:

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[353247.854725] usb 1-1.4: new full-speed USB device number 7 using ci_hdrc
[353247.989097] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=06c2, idProduct=0070
[353247.996608] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[353248.004536] usb 1-1.4: Product: PhidgetTemperatureSensor
[353248.010141] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: Phidgets Inc.
[353248.015250] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 294994
[353248.082301] hid-generic 0003:06C2:0070.0002: hiddev0,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Device [Phidgets Inc. PhidgetTemperatureSensor] on usb-ci_hdrc.0-1.4/input0
[353277.576524] usb 1-1.4: USB disconnect, device number 7





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Feb 18 22:01:26 phidgetsbc kernel: [353247.854725] usb 1-1.4: new full-speed USB device number 7 using ci_hdrc
Feb 18 22:01:26 phidgetsbc kernel: [353247.989097] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=06c2, idProduct=0070
Feb 18 22:01:26 phidgetsbc kernel: [353247.996608] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Feb 18 22:01:26 phidgetsbc kernel: [353248.004536] usb 1-1.4: Product: PhidgetTemperatureSensor
Feb 18 22:01:26 phidgetsbc kernel: [353248.010141] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: Phidgets Inc.
Feb 18 22:01:26 phidgetsbc kernel: [353248.015250] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 294994
Feb 18 22:01:26 phidgetsbc kernel: [353248.082301] hid-generic 0003:06C2:0070.0002: hiddev0,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Device [Phidgets Inc. PhidgetTemperatureSensor] on usb-ci_hdrc.0-1.4/input0
Feb 18 22:01:55 phidgetsbc kernel: [353277.576524] usb 1-1.4: USB disconnect, device number 7





Sometimes when i plug it in to my desktop, it lights up blinking, but Phidget Control Panel will never see it. Right now, it will not light up blinking... it's doing the same thing on my desktop as it did with the SBC3.


Same cable exactly, just plugged in to my laptop. The GPS unit is working! it's flashing and is found by Phidget Control Panel...

I think i have a very defective unit... please help!!


Also i can say, it seems like my PC doesn't even see a new USB device when it's plugged in.
Perhaps a trigger voltage issue, to turn the internal chip on??? i'm just guessing here...

Thanks,
Morgan


Hold up... Attached to the SBC it started to flash.... I guess that means it has a signal. But still nothing in the logs... no PhigetGPS to be found...

Re: GPS with the SBC3

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:02 am
by Patrick
Yeah, just contact support@phidgets.com for a warranty replacement.

-Patrick