Raspberry Pi GPRS/GPS Tracker HAT

$49.00

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 the mess of antenna cables and connector right out of the box. As the power-sensitive projects need advanced power controls and sleep mode feature which come with that board.

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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 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 balance between positioning accuracy and power consumption according to the environmental and motional 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

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

 

Key Applications

  1. Vehicle Management
  2. Security and asset tracking
  3. Bike sharing
  4. Smart parking

 

Header Options

The HAT comes with built-in SMD header acceptable and two headers with different lengths included in the package by default. You can choose the right version for the project and stack and use it immediately without soldering it.

  1. Long Header: If you plan to attach another Raspberry Pi Tracker HAT or add-on board on top of it, you will definitely need this variation. Also, using GPIOs with jumper cables is possible with these male headers. If you need to stack another shield on top of Tracker HAT or still need to use GPIOs, the long header will be useful.
  2. Short Header: At the case you need the HAT as the slimmest possible, the short header will work like there is no header added length above the Raspberry Pi.

Technical Details

Electrical

Pinout

 

 

Layout

 

 

Pin Descriptions

Pin Number BCM Pin Pin Name Description
2 5V 5V PWR This pin is connected to the 5V power net.
3 GPIO 2 SDA I2C Serial Data
4 5V 5V PWR This pin is connected to the 5V power net.
5 GPIO 3 SCL I2C Serial Data
8 UART RX M95 TX This pin functions as the serial data input to the module for UART communication.
10 UART TX M95 RX This pin functions as the serial data output from the module for UART communication
11 GPIO 17 DISABLE By driving this pin to a HIGH level, the power of the whole HAT can be disabled
13 GPIO 27 GNSS RX UART communication that connected to software serial port of Raspberry Pi
15 GPIO 22 GNSS TX UART communication that connected to software serial port of Raspberry Pi
16 GPIO 23 STATUS The STATUS pin is used to indicate the operation status of M95 module. It will output HIGH level when the module is powered on.
18 GPIO 24 PWRKEY The module can be turned on by driving the pin BG96 PWRKEY to a HIGH-level voltage more than 500ms then pulling it down. You can apply the same process to power down to the module if it already powered up.
29 GPIO 5 3D FIX The 3D_FIX is assigned as a fix flag output. The pin will output a high voltage level to indicate successful positioning.
31 GPIO 6 1PPS Pulse per second output. Pulse per Second (PPS) can be used for time service.
33 GPIO 13 FORCE ON Logic HIGH will force the module to be woken up from backup mode.
35 GPIO 19 GEO-FENCE Can be used by GEO-FENCE application in need of.
37 GPIO 26 GNSS RESET L96 module can be restarted by driving the RESET pin to a HIGH-level voltage for a certain time and then releasing it.
38 GPIO 20 USER LED Active HIGH, to switch on the USER LED, the pin’s state should be HIGH.
40 GPIO 21 USER BUTTON This pin is pulled-up by default. When the button is pressed, pin switches to LOW.
6,9,14,25,30,34,39 GND GND These pins are connected to ground.

 

Mechanical

Dimensions

Package Includes

  • 1x Sixfab GPRS/GPS Tracker HAT for Raspberry Pi
  • 1x Long Header
  • 1x Short Header

Tutorials

*New tutorials will be available soon

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Questions and answers of the customers

  1. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hi,

    Thank you for your feedback. We updated the post.

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  2. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hello,

    You can look here: https://www.quectel.com/product/m95.htm

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  3. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin Hi. Yes it works. Best regards.
  4. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin Hi.
    We are working on the tutorials. ... We can provide you the github repo of the HAT. https://github.com/sixfab/Sixfab_RPi_Tracker_HAT
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    Q Any connection for external GSM/GPRS antenna? answer now
    Asked by Armindo Oliveira on 5 October 2019 8:43 PM
    Answered by the admin Hi. No external antenna connection.
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    Q Does it have magnetometer (digital compass)? answer now
    Asked by Armindo Oliveira on 4 October 2019 7:07 PM
    Answered by the admin Hi. No,it doesn’t.

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