GPS NMEA sentences over serial port

Paul Fertser fercerpav at
Thu Aug 13 11:35:11 CEST 2009

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On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 02:44:50PM +0530, RANJAN wrote:
>   You want to connect the FR to laptop using a USB-serial converter,
>   ok. FR doesn't have a serial port so it implies you'll connect the
>   converter to FR via USB and to laptop via RS232 (because it's the only
>   common serial standard used on laptops except for USB but you imply
>   it's not usb, so it must be RS232). That's exactly the diagram i asked
>   you about and you said i misunderstood you...
> Yep,now since we have the hardware diagram right.So coming to software part doea
> FSOgpsd provide an NMEA output?I have used pyserial for serial communication
> (works great),so using pyserial ,I have not tried socat though.And I think I
> need to use two USB to serial converter (one for the laptop and one for the FR)
> and have the both the USB to serial converters paired up.

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