Base + Rover – configuration text file for firmware 1.12

Q&A forumCategory: QuestionsBase + Rover – configuration text file for firmware 1.12
amorosik asked 2 years ago

The configuration files, like visible at   
https://www.ardusimple.com/question/example-configuration/  
for firmware 1.10 / 1.11, is load-able also with 1.12 firmware version of SimpleRTK2B?
Where to find a step-by-step guide to obtain ‘base configuration’ or ‘rover configuration’ starting from default configuration?
 

clive1 replied 2 years ago

Understand that the uCenter tool keys on the UBX-MON-VER to confirm correct Module/Firmware, you CAN actually ignore that and have it apply the exact same settings as before.
There is likely very little FW specific voodoo expressed in the file, I’d imagine if you DIFF the files you’ll see very little difference beyond the version keying.
If you look at the file you can see it configuring the ports and messages primarily.
You can also dump out your current configuration to a similar file.
If you want to review the message(s) do so wrt the Protocol Specification document.

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Install U-Center 

First things first, download u-center by clicking here. Then scroll-down and click on the “u-center for Windows, 19.xx” tab. Once the zip installer is downloaded, double-click on the zip, then double-click on the “u-center_v19.xx.exe”. Next click ‘OK’, ‘Next’, ‘I accept’, ‘Next’, ‘Install’.
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Download Configure file .
Click here to download configure file for Ardusimple / Drotek board.

Configure.
To begin, connect your GNSS device to a computer using a USB micro cable.
Now start the U-blox “u-center” software. Then, on the top left corner of the screen, left-click on the reversed tiny black triangle to select the COM Port related to your GNSS device. (it may differs from COM4 as shown in pictures)

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Make sure the connection icon is blinking in the bottom state bar. It indicates that the serial communication between the computer and the GNSS device is working.
Then click on “Tools” -> “GNSS Configuration…”.

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A new window called “GNSS Configuration” opens :

  1. Make sure the ‘store configuration into BBR/Flash’ box is ticked.

  2. Then click on the ‘…’ button.

  3. A new window opens to select a configuration file. Choose firmware you want.

  4. Finally, click on ‘Open’

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Next, click on the “File > GNSS” button to configure your GNSS device using the configuration file as previously chosen.

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A new window showing a progress bar opens. Wait for the process to be completed. Once the progress bar reaches the end, the window closes itself.

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You have successfully configured your GNSS device and can start using it !
Read full tutorial – ESPrtk document : https://esprtk.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/zed-f9p-rtk-configuration-base-rover-example/

sebastien.decorme answered 2 years ago

Hi,
I’ve reset my ZED-F9P according the hack #3 page
https://www.ardusimple.com/simplertk2b-hack-3/
Now I’ve updated the firmware of the chip to the last version
Firmware UBX_F9_100_HPG_112_ZED_F9P 12-Jul-2019
Now I would like to reload the Rover configuration.
but when I’m trying to send the Drotek Rover config file with the u-center.
I’ve an error with the version
Config File

Do you have a new version of the config file ?
Thanks
 

sebastien.decorme replied 2 years ago

Image link
https://ibb.co/qRq2C2F

Yes, I see. The configuration files cannot be used on the new firmware.
https://www.u-blox.com/sites/default/files/ZED-F9P-FW100-HPG112_RN_%28UBX-19026698%29.pdf
Also note that the provided files are modified to fit the hardware to get the best performance.   Please wait until Ardusimple provides a new configuration file.

amorosik replied 2 years ago

it would be better if there was a guide with the values to be modified to obtain the ‘base’ (or ‘rover’) configuration starting from the default configuration

I’m writing 4 tutorials about configure Base +Rover using Configure window (along with explaining the meaning of each value and how to create a configuration file for yourself.) with on U-Center and ESPrtk interface. Coming soon.

sebastien.decorme replied 2 years ago

I’ve downgraded the ZED-F9P to the previous firmware but I still have a configuration Error
https://ibb.co/wwkkpgR
What is the ZED firmware version I can use to send the file ?
Thanks

Firmware 111.

WTalen replied 2 years ago

Am I right in saying that we will have to wait for Ardusimple to update the Base Rover config files for the boards to work with 1.12 firmware. I figured I would try to update the firmware before field testing the boards any further. Now they won’t talk to each other anymore. I will try going back to 1.11 with the previous config files in the mean time as I don’t know how to configure these myself yet.

Its better if you know how to configure it instead of waiting a file that you don’t understand what it is.

amorosik replied 2 years ago

Yes, is better configure manually
The question is: how to configure base & rover?
I’m try to follow “3.1.5.5 Stationary base operation” from UBX-18010802 document (Integration manual July-2019) but when i try to start a survey-in procedure (View7Configuration/Tmode/Time Mode = Survey In, Min Obs.Time = 10 sec, Req std dev.=1 m) and pres SEND, nothing happens
Where find a correct sequence of command to configure base+rover ?

amorosik replied 2 years ago

Nothing happens because is a TMODE3 che correct command
Then, wich differences between TMODE / TMODE2 / TMODE3 command ?

Ardusimple Staff replied 2 years ago

u-blox adds a new message with a new number every time they need to extend the protocol. So TMODE and TMODE2 are old messages.

JesperDK replied 2 years ago

Hi,
I still don’t understand way ardusimple now just add the new configuration files for the fw1.12. The firmware have been out for a long time now.
So ardusimple what is happening ???