XPosition

A-XGPS

XPosition

A-XGPS

The XPosition module provides connectivity between high precision GPS and inertial navigation devices to Rockwell Automation’s Logix (ControlLogix® and CompactLogix™) family of controllers.

The module operates in a Logix “owned” mode. With a Logix connection the input and output assemblies will provide additional diagnostics information which will be available in the Logix controller environment.

The module uses an external GPS receiver to provide accurate position information. The external GPS or inertial navigation device provides various accuracy estimates allowing the user to make informed decisions for high precision position and velocity applications.

  • Description

Description

XPosition

The XPosition module provides connectivity between high precision GPS and inertial navigation devices to Rockwell Automation’s Logix (ControlLogix® and CompactLogix™) family of controllers.

The module operates in a Logix “owned” mode. With a Logix connection the input and output assemblies will provide additional diagnostics information which will be available in the Logix controller environment.

The module uses an external GPS receiver to provide accurate position information. The external GPS or inertial navigation device provides various accuracy estimates allowing the user to make informed decisions for high precision position and velocity applications.

The XPosition module supports dual antenna receivers, allowing users to access Yaw, Tilt and Heading data.

The integrated webserver provides detailed diagnostics of system configuration and operation, including the display of GPS time, position, and velocity without the need for any additional software.

Architectures

DH485-Router Schematic

Features and Benefits

  • EtherNet/IP interface to high precision Positioning equipment:
    • GPS devices
    • Inertial Navigation
    • Supports NMEA over Ethernet
  • Positioning and Velocity information in Logix image
  • Positioning and Velocity information for Modbus TCP/IP (as a Slave)
  • Positioning Accuracy and Status information

Configuration

The Slate Configuration Utility software is used for configuration and troubleshooting of the module. The stand-alone configuration utility allows users to define the setup and configuration of the XPosition module, connections with controllers and devices.

Architectures

XPosition A-XGPS Fig1

XPosition A-XGPS Fig2 

Specifications

Ethernet Network

Specification Rating
Connector RJ45
Conductors CAT5 STP/UTP
ARP Connections Max 20
TCP Connections Max 20
CIP Connections Max 10
Communication Rate 10/100 Mbps
Duplex Mode Full / Half
Auto-MDIX Support Yes
Protocol Support EtherNet/IP™

Modbus TCP/IP®

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