On the back of the board, we can see “support QZS L6D/E” (L6D means Centimeter Level Augmentation Service or CLAS signal, L6E means MADOCA signal).
The configuration software, Satrack that runs on a Windows PC is required to set up this positioning chip HD9310. I used Latte Panda Alpha 864 to run this software.
The Satrack software can remotely control the HD9310 through a TCP/IP connection. We can use
str2str of RTKLIB running on Linux, or strsvr.exe of RTKLIB running on Windows, for converting the HD9310 serial port to TCP/IP. After the configuration, we use Satrack installed on another PC to control the HD9310.
For example, in strsvr.exe on the Windows PC to which the HD9310 is connected, set (0) Input to
Serial'', set the appropriate serial port for Opt ..., and select (1) Output toTCP Server
, set Port to2000
, for example, press the "Options" button, select(1) -> (0)`` in the Relay Messages field and press “OK”, and then press the “Start” button.
On the other hand, in Satrack’s “TCP/IP Set” of “Device” menu, check
Enable TCP/IP, set IP Address to
localhost and Port to
2000, and connect HD9310 evaluation board, and we can connect Satrack and HD9310 via TCP/IP. Click the square on the left under the progress bar in strstr.exe to open “Input Stream Monitor” and monitor the communication contents. It is also possible to transfer the data to another NTRIP Caster by selecting and configuring
NTRIP Server in (2) Output.
The software version was
3.018.39c548ed, and the hardware version was
HD9310.7991ade9d. We can see such information by clicking “MON” and “VER” in the “AR Message” of Satrack’s “View” menu.
According to Operate RTK EVK with rtklib, we can configure HD9310 by sending characters starting with
!HEX to the serial port. For example, send
!HEX F1 D9 06 0C 04 00 21 00 00 01 38 21
to Satrack’s CMD window to configure GNSS satellites. These commands are described in “T-5-1908-001-GNSS_Protocol_Specification-V2.3.pdf” at the ftp server shown below.
At first I configured GNSS satellites and frequency bands. We can choose satellites and frequency bands at “CFG-NAVSAT” in “CFG” of AR Message menu. In my HD9310, GPS L1 (L1 C/A), QZSS L1, and QZSS L6 were selected. We can choose them by selecting the check boxes and pressing “Send” to configure it. On the other hand, pressing “poll” to read the configuration.
I selected all the check boxes, and pressed “Send” and “Poll.” The Satrack unselected GPS L1C, BDS, GLONASS, QZSS L1C, Galileo, IRNSS, and SBAS. According to TAU1302/1303 Multi-band RTK EVK, the option C of HD9310 can process BDS B1I, GLONASS L1, Galileo L1OF, and SBAS L1 signals. I expect the functions for further firmware updates. The check boxes of GPS L2C, GPS L5, QZSS L2C, and QZSS L5 were remained checked, but their signals did not appear at Signal Strengh. Therefore, I rolled back the configuration of GPS L1, QZSS L1, and QZSS L6.
Next, I tried to obtain RTCM output. In Satrack’s Port Monitor, we could not see non-ASCII characters of the serial port communications. But strsvr of RTKLIB Windows version presents such non-ASCII characters and it’s rtknavi can decode the RTCM messages. Therefore, I tried, in vain, to obtain RTCM messages. My HD9310 seems not to have the capabilities of handling RTCM messages. Non-ASCII characters in this Input Stream Monitor seems to be L6D messages.
At pages of 20 and 21 of Introduction of HD9310(L6DE__tech_intro.pdf) presented by Allystar, the raw data format producing HD9310 was described. At page 22, it can receive L6D and L6E signals simultaneously, but the concurren reception would be realized in further firmware updates.
For configuring results, it is essential to know Class IDs and MSG IDs described in 8.Enable/Disable specific message output. According to description at page 21 of L6DE_tech_intro.pdf, Class ID and MSG ID of the raw L6D messages are
CFG-MSG at AR Message, I specified these Class ID and MSG ID, pressed Send and Poll. I saw the result of
1, that implied the Class ID and MSG ID are set.
At page 27, we can see the address, user ID, and password of an ftp server to obtain the firmware. I found brochures of HD9300 series chips, new Satrack software, document descrimbing reception trials of NAVIC (or IRNSS) signals, “QZSS L6 Enabled Multi-band Multi-GNSS Receiver（L6DE_tech_intro.pdf）”, and the firmwares (the extension is cyfm). The firmwares are: