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Runmode xCP stands for “cross Communication Processors”, a software driver that is not tightly wrapped around any specific S7 CP. It thus allows a large degree of freedom in selecting for your project the best serial Communication Processor (CP) at the lowest price.
xCP NMEA0183 is a set of S7 blocks which interpret the NMEA messages and translate them into proper PLC variable sets.
Your CP choice may include rack mounted or networked CPs, either by Siemens or by other manufactures (e.g. Vipa, Wago, Helmholz, etc).
xCP drivers can also be used for tunnelling via Ethernet. If your S7 PLC is equipped with an Ethernet port, you can connect an Ethernet-to-serial converter to your devices.
I am evaluating whether to develop a NMEA0183 messages interpreter for Siemens S7 serial cards (or serial tunnelling on S7 Ethernet). It will be a cross-CP driver, just like our xCP Modbus.
Please forward your wish list of specs and features
It’s just a survey, no commitments and no bounds. Any suggestion is welcome.
AAM - Waypoint Arrival Alarm
ALM - Almanac data
APA - Auto Pilot A sentence
APB - Auto Pilot B sentence
BOD - Bearing Origin to Destination
BWC - Bearing using Great Circle route
DTM - Datum being used.
GGA - Fix information
GLL - Lat/Lon data
GRS - GPS Range Residuals
GSA - Overall Satellite data
GST - GPS Pseudorange Noise Statistics
GSV - Detailed Satellite data
MSK - send control for a beacon receiver
MSS - Beacon receiver status information.
RMA - recommended Loran data
RMB - recommended navigation data for gps
RMC - recommended minimum data for gps
RTE - route message
TRF - Transit Fix Data
STN - Multiple Data ID
VBW - dual Ground / Water Spped
VTG - Vector track an Speed over the Ground
WCV - Waypoint closure velocity (Velocity Made Good)
WPL - Waypoint Location information
XTC - cross track error
XTE - measured cross track error
ZTG - Zulu (UTC) time and time to go (to destination)
ZDA - Date and Time