Retrieve GPS Position

UART is a computer hardware device for asynchronous serial communication in which the data format and transmission speeds are configurable.

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In this project, we use Adafruit Ultimate GPS Breakout. Its data format is pure text, so we can connect it to USB to TTL Adapter and observe the output.

Ameba RTL8722DM is a low-power dual-band WLAN and Bluetooth Low Energy SoC by Realtek. The RTL8722DM also include memory for Wi-Fi protocol functions and application making it simple for anyone to develop various kind of IoT applications. At the same time it has a wide range of peripheral interfaces. With all these interfaces, it can connect to most of the electronics components like LEDs, temperature and humidity sensors, and so on.

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  • 1 × RTL8722DM_MINI
  • 1 × Adafruit Ultimate GPS Breakout

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    Connect up the adafruit GPS breakout to RTL8722DM_MINI. 

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    Open the example in “Files” -> “Examples” -> “AmebaSoftwareSerial” -> “Adafruit_GPS_parsing”.

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    Final Results

    Compile and upload to Ameba, then press the reset button.
    The result will be output to Serial Monitor:

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