The PCAN-GPS is a
programmable sensor module for position and orientation determination.
It has a satellite receiver, a magnetic field sensor, an accelerometer,
and a gyroscope. The sampled data can be transmitted on a CAN bus and
logged on the internal memory card. The data processing is performed by
a microcontroller of the NXP LPC4000 series.
Using the supplied
library and the Yagarto GNU ARM toolchain (contains the GNU Compiler
Collection GCC for C and C++), custom firmware can be created and then
transferred to the module via CAN. This gives a whole range of options
for manipulation, evaluation, filtering, and routing of the data