simpleRTK2B

ZED-F9P

is a standalone application board that allows to evaluate multiband GNSS technology including RTK functionality. It’s based on u-blox ZED-F9P module and is fully compatible as a shield with Arduino and STM32 Nucleo or as an external GNSS for Pixhawk autopilots

simpleRTK2B with ZED-F9P

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Centimeter level precision
<1cm precision (1σ) with base-rover configuration
<1cm precision (1σ) with standalone configuration with NTRIP corrections
<10cm precision (1σ) with standalone configuration with SSR corrections

Ready for SSR correction services
Get worldwide coverage over the air corrections to achieve amazing centimeter level accurcay without the need of a base station

Arduino, STM32 and Ardupilot-Pixhawk support
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.

Advanced configurations
Unleash your creativity with simpleRTK2B. It supports multiple rover configurations, AHRS mode

Starting from only 150€
Check our online store to see all our products and starter kits with great discounts.
All simpleRTK2B modules are sold customized based on the customer needs, for free.

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

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

Multi-constellation
• GPS & GLONASS: readily available in L2C/L2OC
• Galileo: full E5b constellation by ~2020
• BeiDou: B2I available until migration to B2a

Radio link flexibility
simpleRTK2B can be used with almost any radio link: wifi, 3G, BT, LoRa, …
We offer 3 options: medium range, long range and 3G. Check our store to learn more!

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

Specs

everything you always wanted to know about simpleRTK2B* (*but were afraid to ask)

Mechanical:

  • Download the 3D models with or without headers
  • Download the OEM GNSS multiband antenna 3D model (model dimensions accuracy is ±0.2mm)
  • Arduino UNO form factor 69x53mm, weighing only 19.5g (without radio)
  • Compatible with Arduino UNO headers (can be ordered soldered or not)
  • Supports all Xbee radio modules via 2mm 10pin headers
  • External GNSS SMA connector
  • External JST-GH 6 pin connector to be used with Pixhawk autopilot

Electrical:

  • Can be powered directly from the Arduino headers or via a micro USB connector from the simpleRTK2B board
  • 3.3V and 5V compatible (UART voltage levels are adjusted automatically based on power source voltage)
  • Protected against double power source (header+USB)
  • Power consumption: 204mW (without radios)

Features:

  • Works as a standalone board (one board operation without radio)
  • Works in base-rover/base-multi rover configuration
  • Works in moving base configuration 
  • Runs with ZED-F9P GNSS module, check these two links for detailed information: u-blox description and u-blox product summary.
  • The ZED-F9P GNSS module can be configured via simpleRTK2B USB port and u-blox u-center application
  • The ZED-F9P GNSS module can be configured via Arduino headers and UBX protocol
  • Xbee radio modules can be configured via simpleRTK2B USB port and Digi XCTU application
  • Xbee radio modules can be configured via Arduino headers and Xbee protocol
  • Radios can work either with Xbee transparent mode or Xbee API mode
  • simpleRTK2B connects with Arduino/STM32 boards with 2xUART that can be configured at will
  • simpleRTK2B has 2 LEDs: power status and RTK fix

Configurations

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 you will get your position in seconds.

simpleRTK2B_standalone_configuration
simpleRTK2B_base_rover_configuration

Base – rover configuration – get <3cm accuracy with a maximum range of 20km 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 <3cm accuracy with a maximum range of 20km 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 <3cm accuracy and a complete Attitude and Heading Reference system with a maximum range of 20km 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 <3cm accuracy without range limitations (subject to mobile network coverage)
Use simpleRTK2B as a standalone GNSS application board combined with SSR corrections to get centimeter level accuracy.
Combine it with a 3G module and you will get centimeter level accuracy without range limitations. 
Connect it to your Arduino, computer or smartphone and you will get your position in seconds.
*Subject to 3rd party service availability

Options

we help you to get started with simpleRTK2B

Standalone simpleRTK2B
Already familiar with our module? Do you want to use your own radios? Planning to use the standalone configuration?
Then, this is your choice.
We offer the module in its purest flavor, without radios and antennas.

simpleRTK2B starter kits
Are you interested in testing our module but you are not sure about which radios to use, operating ranges, …?
Don’t worry, we offer 3 starter kits with big discounts to make your life easier. You will get everything you need to plug and play with  our modules.

simpleRTK2B accessories
Already an expert? You already own some modules and want to upgrade the radio modules or buy spare parts?
We got you covered, check our accessories products to buy GNSS antennas, radio modules, Pixhawk cables and much more!

Still not finding what you need?
Don’t worry.
If you are thinking of building some projects with ZED-F9P or another module with advanced configurations like multi rovers or moving base configurations, planning to make a bulk order or you need something special you can contact us directly and we will prepare an offer tailored to your needs.