Ipetronik announces IPEspeed, a robust GPS receiver with an update rate of 20 Hz. IPEspeed passes GPS data continuously to the CAN bus and offers great flexibility with a wide variety of measurement systems. More and more, vehicle test drives require not only recording of the route travelled, but also require the continuous recording of vehicle speed with a vehicle independent system.
GPS navigation systems could be used however a standard GPS receiver has an update rate of only 2 Hz. This often does not provide sufficient accuracy, particularly in testing with frequent speed changes such as braking or accelerating.
IPEspeed records geographical latitude, longitude and altitude, number of satellites found, speed, date and time and gives GPS data continuously according to ISO 11898-2 with baud rates up to 1 MBit/s on the CAN bus. IPEspeed has an IP-54 protective housing with dimensions of 126mm x 50mm x 25mm.
The unit operates with a 9 VDC-36 VDC power supply and has an operating temperature range of –40°C to +85°C. Status LED’s indicate operating conditions such as power on, standby, active GPS positioning and data transfer to the CAN bus.