simpleRTK2B

OEM RTK Receivers

ZED-F9P

affordable and low power dual band GPS/GNSS RTK boards that allow you to reach centimeter-level accuracy in seconds, based on u-blox ZED-F9. For OEM use and also fully compatible with Arduino, STM32 Nucleo, Raspberry Pi or as an external GNSS for Pixhawk and Ardupilot. With Integrated RTK-SSR correction service as an option.

simpleRTK2B V1
The original version with ZED-F9P. Same performance at lowest cost.

simpleRTK2B V3
Third generation board supercharged with features. RTK+INS sensor fusion option.

simpleRTK2Blite
The smallest and lightest, without compromising performance.

simpleRTK2B-mPCIe
Same performance for your embedded PC, laptop or tablet. In Mini PCI Express standard.

simpleRTK2B-SBC
Single Board Computer, the ultimate ZED-F9P RTK development platform.

Key features

What simpleRTK2B boards are capable of

Centimeter level precision
<1cm with a base station up to 35km
<1cm with NTRIP up to 35km
<4cm with SSR corrections
<1.5m in standalone mode
<0.9m standalone with SBAS coverage

Raw GNSS measurements
Read the raw data from the satellites without any post-processing

Radio link flexibility
simpleRTK2B can be used with almost any radio link: WiFi, BT, ISM, 2G/3G/4G… Check our store to learn more!

Multi band
• Reduces convergence time
• Increases ambiguity fixing rates
• Increases overall cm-level position availability

Typical RTK convergence times of modules based on:
• Single band RTK (NEO-M8): <60s
• Multi band RTK (ZED-F9P): <10s

Advanced configurations
Unleash your creativity with simpleRTK2B. It can be used as base or rover, supports multi-rover, moving base for RTK heading, …

Multi constellation
• GPS: L1C/A L2C
• GLONASS: L1OF L2OF
• Galileo: E1-B/C E5b
• BeiDou: B1I B2I

Arduino, STM32, Raspberry Pi and Pixhawk ready
We thought about your DIY needs and we made simpleRTK2B ready to be connected with your favorite development board.
The board is 100% functional by itself and can be connected directly to Pixhawk autopilot to provide centimeter level GNSS.

Specifications

everything you need to know about simpleRTK2B boards

Mechanical and variants:

  simpleRTK2B V1 simpleRTK2B V3 simpleRTK2Blite simpleRTK2B-SBC
Dimensions 2D model 2D model 2D model 3D model
Length x Height 69x53mm 69x53mm 41x28mm 115x85mm
Standard footprint Arduino UNO Arduino UNO XBee No
Weight 19.5g 20g 7.8g  
Mounting holes 3 3 3 4
GPS RF connector SMA SMA SMA SMA
GPS ZED-F9 options F9P F9H F9P F9R F9K F9P F9P F9H F9R F9K
Case available Yes Yes Yes No

 

Electrical:

  simpleRTK2B V1 simpleRTK2B V3 simpleRTK2Blite simpleRTK2B-SBC
Voltage range 4.5-5.5V 4.5-5.5V 2.7-5.5V 5-28V
Typ current @ 5V 80mA 80mA 80mA 200mA
Antenna voltage 3V 3V 3V 3V
Native interfaces USB, UART USB, UART, I2C, Qwiic/STEMMA QT UART, Pixhawk RS232, Ethernet, Canbus, USB
Pixhawk connector Yes Yes Yes No
Sparkfun qwiic No Yes No No
Interfaces with acc RS232 RS232 USB, RS232, mPCIe No
Configurable I/O No No No Yes
Special function pins TP, EXTINT, GEOFENCE TP, EXTINT, GEOFENCE EXTINT Programmable
Expansion socket 1 1x Low Power Xbee 1x High Power Xbee 1x Low Power Xbee 1x High Power Xbee
Expansion socket 2 No No No 1x Low Powee Xbee

 

Environmental:

  simpleRTK2B V1 simpleRTK2B V3 simpleRTK2Blite simpleRTK2B-SBC
Operating Temp -40 to +85°C -40 to +85°C -40 to +85°C -40 to +85°C
Storage Temp -40 to +85°C -40 to +85°C -40 to +85°C -40 to +85°C
CE Yes Yes Yes Yes
RoHS Yes Yes Yes Yes

RTK Modes

simpleRTK2B supports different operating modes

Standalone simplest way of reaching 1m position accuracy without range limitations
The most basic configuration is to use simpleRTK2B as a standalone GNSS application board.
Connect it to your Arduino, computer or smartphone and enjoy your position in seconds.

simpleRTK2B_standalone_configuration
simpleRTK2B_base_rover_configuration

Base – rover configuration – get <1cm accuracy with a maximum range of 35km from the base station
Use two simpleRTK2B configured as base station and rover.
Connect the base station and/or rover to your Arduino, computer or smartphone and you will get both positions in seconds.

Base – multiple rovers configuration – get <1cm accuracy with a maximum range of 35km from the base station
Configure one simpleRTK2B as base and broadcast its RTK corrections to as many rovers as you want to get centimeter level accuracy.
Connect it to your Arduino, computer or smartphone and you will get your position in seconds.

simpleRTK2B_base_multiple_rovers_configuration
simpleRTK2B_moving_base_configuration

RTK moving base configuration – get <1cm accuracy and a complete Attitude and Heading Reference system with a maximum range of 35km from the base station
Configure one simpleRTK2B as base and two/three simpleRTK2B as rovers, mounted on a drone, car, ship, …
Connect it to your Arduino, computer or smartphone and you will get your position, attitude and heading in seconds.

Standalone with RTK/SSR corrections – get <4cm accuracy without range limitations (subject to cellular network coverage)
Use simpleRTK2B as a standalone GNSS application board combined with simpleSSR receiver to get receive corrections and get centimeter level accuracy.
Connect it to your Arduino, computer or smartphone and you will get your position in seconds.

Accessories

Affordable accessories for affordable receivers

Plastic Cases
Make your project look like a pro with our plastic cases and enclosures. Customizable with your own logo at a fee.

Arduino Headers Kit
Our kits are plug and play with Arduino UNO processors. Get the Arduino headers pre-soldered or save money by soldering them yourself.

Raspberry Pi adapter
With this adapter our simpleRTK2B becomes plug and play with Raspberry Pi. Don’t forget that you will need the headers soldered to use it.

simpleANT2B antennas
The perfect partner for your simpleRTK2B board. Low power Dual Band RTK GNSS antennas in all shapes and performance levels, at affordable cost.