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Firmware Update - Latest SDK: version 6.0
This Software Development Kit Release adds support to new ELLIPSE Series 3 and comes with the latest ELLIPSE firmware. This update also includes the latest tools, drivers, documentations, and C code samples as well as improved performance and reliability.
SDK Important Highlights:
Firmware Important Highlights:
A Software Development Kit includes the following elements:
The Unix SDK includes:
Firmware Update - How do I install the SDK?
If you are updating from an older version of the SDK, it is recommended to uninstall all versions prior to the current SDK before installing a newer one.
Once you get the InertialSDK executable file, you can simply launch it and follow the instructions:
Once this step is done, you can launch the sbgCenter. Connect your device and start configuring and monitoring the outputs.
How to Check - Status Configuration
The System Status frame should be enabled to receive the General, Aiding Inputs, and Interfaces status. One of the EKF frame should be enabled to receive the Solution status. The Inertial Data frame should be enabled to receive the Sensors status.
How to Check - the Inertial Unit
These are the most critical status, the sensor won’t work properly if one of them is not ok:
How to Check - the Kalman Filter
These status show which aiding input is used by the inertial unit in real time.
How to Check - the Aidings
These status shows what aiding input are connected and sending data to the inertial unit.
For instance a GPS should appear here even if there is no fix, as it will be sending empty frames to the unit. This is used to ensure the serial configuration is valid.
How to Check - the Serial Interfaces
The activated input / output interfaces are shown here.
This can be used to check the serial port is not saturating when sending a lot of data at a specific baud rate.
How to Check - Accelerometers and Gyroscopes
Accelerometers and Gyroscopes
A Built In Test is continuously made on each sensor axis to ensure the sensor is functional.
Is also shows if one of the axis is in over-range in case of too high dynamics.
Advice - External GNSS Receivers & Protocols
Interfacing a GNSSS receiver with our inertial devices is easy. It is possible to use:
In order to ensure a good synchronization, check if your GNSS receiver is able to send a PPS signal to the inertial sensor.
When using an external GNSS receiver, we recommend a model providing all recommended NMEA outputs. The following GNSS have been tested by SBG Systems:
Other third party GPS has been successfully used by some of our customers:
For other GNSS receivers please feel free to contact us.