Introduction

The Tracker HAT for Raspberry Pi is specially designed for tracking applications. It includes necessary parts to ease develop the location-based applications. Accurate GPS positioning with built-in LNA provides better sensitivity. Quad-band GSM/GPRS module at heart of the board will provide reliable data connectivity across the globe. With the embedded antennas, no need for the mess of antenna cables and connectors right out of the box. As the power-sensitive projects need advanced power controls and sleep mode feature which come with that board.

Description

The Raspberry Pi GPRS/GPS Tracker HAT is based on Quectel’s M95 GSM/GPRS module with L96 GNSS/GPS. Built-in unique QuecFOTA™ technology allows M95 to update the firmware remotely. Additional features such as integrated TCP/IP protocol stacks, serial multiplexer and enhanced AT commands guarantee the fast and reliable transmission of data and SMS via GSM/GPRS network and extend the functionality of the application at no additional cost. Combining advanced AGPS called EASY™ (Embedded Assist System) and proven AlwaysLocate™ technology, L96 fully meets the industrial standard and provides greatly reduced TTFF and ultra-low power consumption.

EASY™ technology allows L96 to calculate and predict orbits automatically using the ephemeris data (up to 3 days) stored in internal flash memory, so the module can fix position quickly even at low signal levels and provide low power consumption. With AlwaysLocate™ technology, L96 can adaptively adjust the ON/OFF time to achieve a balance between positioning accuracy and power consumption according to the environmental and emotional conditions. Its super performance makes L96 ideal for automotive, industrial and consumer applications. Extremely low power consumption makes it easier to be applied to power sensitive devices, especially portable applications. We combined these two awesome modules on one board to make location-based applications on Raspberry Pi

Features

  • Embedded GSM/GPRS and GNSS antennas, can connect external GNSS antennas optionally
  • Advanced power and sleep controls for battery and solar-powered applications
  • Industry’s highest level of GNSS sensitivity, accuracy and TTFF(Time to First Fix) with the lowest power consumption
  • TTFF (Time to First Fix) ,Cold Start: <15s average, Warm Start: <5s average
  • L96 GNSS module supports multiple positioning and navigation systems including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, SBAS (including WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, and GAGAN), QZSS, DGPS, and AGPS.
  • M95 Quad-band GPRS module supports GSM850MHz, EGSM900MHz, DCS1800MHz and PCS1900MHz
  • L96 module features embedded logger function provides a position log capacity of more than 16 hours
  • Easy sense 3D FIX, Geo-Fence, 1PSS status via GNSS output pin connected to Raspberry Pi
  • CR1220 GPS/GNSS Back-up Battery holder at the bottom side of the board
  • External Active GNSS Antenna Connector (Solder Required)
  • Less than 100 nanoAmps consumption when the power of HAT is disabled via Disable Pin
  • Micro SIM Card supported
  • GNSS Module Control Pins: 1PPS, 3D Fix, Force On, Geo-Fence, Reset
  • GPRS Module Control Pins: Status, PowerKey
  • LEDs: 1PPS, 3D FIX, Power, Status, Netlight
  • Buttons: Power key, User
  • Easy Raspberry Pi I2C connection exposed by jumper headers
  • HAT Features
  • Raspberry Pi Camera ribbon cable slot

Key Applications

  • Vehicle Management
  • Security and asset tracking
  • Bike sharing
  • Smart parking

Updated 15 days ago


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