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  • PiCAN with GPS CAN-Bus Board for Raspberry Pi
  • PiCAN with GPS CAN-Bus Board for Raspberry Pi
  • PiCAN with GPS CAN-Bus Board for Raspberry Pi

PiCAN with GPS CAN-Bus Board for Raspberry Pi

Sorry, this product is discontinued. See replacement as introduced below.

Product Description

Product is discontinued.

Check out the replacement: PiCAN FD with GPS/GNSS ublox NEO-M8M for Raspberry Pi...

The PiCAN GPS board provides CAN-Bus and GPS capability for the Raspberry Pi. It uses the Microchip MCP2515 CAN Bus controller. The CAN Bus connections are accomplished via 4-way screw terminal plugs. The GPS is provided by a 66-channels MTK3339 chipset module. An onboard battery holder exists for a CR1225 cell. The backup power is for the real time clock and helps reduce startup times. The GPS module has a built-in patch antenna but an external active antenna can also be used via uFL connector.

Easy to install SocketCAN driver. Programming can be done in C or Python.

Raspberry Pi 4 Compatibility

The PiCAN board is fully compatible with the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.


  • CAN v2.0B at 1 Mb/s
  • High speed SPI Interface (10 MHz)
  • Standard and extended data and remote frames
  • 120Ω terminator ready
  • Serial LCD ready
  • LED indicator
  • Four fixing holes, comply with Pi Hat standard
  • SocketCAN driver, appears as can0 to application
  • Interrupt RX on GPIO25
  • MTK3339 chipset
  • -165 dBm sensitivity, 10 Hz updates, 66 channels 
  • RTC battery holder
  • Fix status LED
  • On board patch antenna
  • uFL connector for external active antenna

Optional Items

  • External GPS antenna with uFL to SMA cable
  • CR1225 cell not included

GPS Output Data Format

The GPS sensor provides data according to NMEA 0183 (as does any standard GPS sensor), and decoding the data is fairly easy to accomplish with the following information, the so-called NMEA output sentences, at hand. 

Free software libraries for parsing or building NMEA sentences



Programming the Raspberry Pi - Getting Started with Python

Learn to create inventive programs and fun games on your powerful Raspberry Pi―with no programming experience required. This practical book has been revised to fully cover the new Raspberry Pi 2, including upgrades to the Raspbian operating system.
Discover how to configure hardware and software, write Python scripts, create user-friendly GUIs, and control external electronics. DIY projects include a hangman game, RGB LED controller, digital clock, and RasPiRobot complete with an ultrasonic rangefinder.
  • Set up your Raspberry Pi and explore its features 
  • Navigate files, folders, and menus 
  • Write Python programs using the IDLE editor 
  • Use strings, lists, functions, and dictionaries 
  • Work with modules, classes, and methods 
  • Create user-friendly games using Pygame 
  • Build intuitive user interfaces with Tkinter 
  • Attach external electronics through the GPIO port 
  • Add powerful Web features to your projects

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