Can some one help me. I have been throughout the forum and can't seem to find a direct detailed answer to my question.
I know there is an article with an option to connect a GPS module via "bypass" through the APM2 to connect to the u-center, however, I would like a direct connection to u-center.
Can I connect a GPS NEO-6m or LEA-6H module to my Win7 laptop's "Ublox u-Center" program via the USB connection, directly?
I believe I read somewhere that it can be done.
I am not worried about what actual physical cables to use, I'll make a custom one, I just need to know what wire assignment are to what connection to the laptop USB port?
I know the compass uses 3.3v but the GPS portion of the circuit works on 5v which is the computer's USB voltage.
On the GPS module we have the 4 pins; VCC, RXD, TXD, GND
VCC to 5v+(laptop USB port)
GND to USB Ground
and the other 2..... RXD and TXD I can try one combo and swap if needed. If I connected the voltage portion of the wires correctly, I imagine there is no risk in hardware damage to the computer or GPS module since those 2 other connections are only for data? Is this correct?
Will this work? Has anyone done this before?
Also a typical USB computer port has 5 connection "vias" doesn't it? 4 actual connection tracks and the USB casing which is ground, correct?
If so, I would have to play around with 3 connections to find which 2 will work for RXD and TXD?????