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Embedded Systems for NMEA 2000 Support Marine Applications

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Embedded Systems for NMEA 2000, NMEA 0183

Copperhill Technologies offers  Arduino-Compatible NMEA 2000 development boards and an NMEA 0183/NMEA 2000 HAT for the Raspberry Pi, ideal for marine applications such as OpenCPN, OpenPlotter, Signal K, and CANBoat. Experience cutting-edge technology with our NMEA 2000 development and prototyping boards, specially crafted for marine applications. These boards are game changers, allowing you to develop and test innovative solutions for your marine needs. Say goodbye to outdated technology and hello to a new era of marine technology with our NMEA 2000 boards.

The  NMEA 2000 Standard is a network protocol that facilitates communication between marine instruments and sensors on a boat. It is designed to be low-cost and allows multiple transmitters and receivers to interact bidirectionally. The underlying hardware layer is based on the Controller Area Network (CAN) technology.

On an NMEA 2000 network, different data types can be shared between various devices. This includes information such as the boat's current position (latitude and longitude), GPS status, autopilot steering commands, waypoint lists, wind sensor readings, depth sounder sensor data, engine sensor data, and battery status.

PICAN-M - NMEA 0183 & NMEA 2000 HAT For Raspberry Pi

The  PICAN-M (M for Marine) is a HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) board for the Raspberry Pi that allows connection to NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 networks. The NMEA 0183 port can be accessed through a 5-way screw terminal, while the NMEA 2000 port can be accessed via a Micro-C connector. The board is equipped with a 3A SMPS (Switch Mode Power Supply), which enables powering both the Raspberry Pi and the HAT from an onboard power source.

The PICAN-M HAT is a device that is designed to support marine applications. One such application is OpenCPN, a free software project that provides concise chart plotting and navigation software for use while underway or as a planning tool. Marine enthusiasts can also use Signal K, a modern and open data format for marine use. Signal K uses standard web technologies, such as JSON, WebSockets, and HTTP, and provides a method for sharing information compatible with WiFi, cell phones, tablets, and the Internet. Additionally, CANBoat is a collection of command-line-driven programs designed to work with a boat's NMEA 2000 (CAN Bus) networks.

Teensy 4.0 With NMEA 2000 Connector And 240 x 240 IPS LCD

The  Teensy 4.0 with NMEA 2000 Connector and 240 x 240 LCD is a microprocessor system that is software-compatible with Arduino technology. It features a 240x240 pixels IPS LCD and a Micro C NMEA 2000 connector. The board is powered through the NEMA 2000 connector and has an onboard regulator that uses the power. Additionally, there is a 4-way 1mm (Qwiic) IC2 connector that can be used to connect external sensors. The example code that comes with the board can read data from an NMEA 2000 wind sensor and a temperature sensor and display the readings on the LCD screen.

Teensy 4.0 NMEA 2000 Board with 480x320 3.5" Touch LCD

Another  Teensy 4.0 NMEA 2000 Board is equipped with an NMEA 2000 connector and features a 480x320 3.5" capacitive touch screen that uses an ILI9488 LCD controller. The board connects to the Teensy through SPI running at 60 MHz. You can power the board either through the Teensy's USB port or by using an external 7 to 24 VDC supply connected to the onboard SMPS (Switch Mode Power Supply). All boards and their corresponding interfaces are thoroughly documented with user manuals and schematics. A vast library of programming samples is also available to support maritime application development and rapid prototyping.

All boards and their corresponding interfaces are well documented (user manuals, schematics), and a vast library of programming samples supports maritime application development and rapid prototyping.

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