A complete software package comes with each PARGPS.
Finished applications, function libraries, and source code are
included. You can start timestamping data right away and have the
tools for writing custom applications.
Summaries of the finished applications are shown below. Complete
descriptions are given in the User Manual. The most recent User
Manuals and software releases are always available for free from our
These are text only diagnostic utilities for examining NMEA strings
and verifying the PARGPS and its connections to the PC and PARxCH.
Use at installation time or after unexpected behavior is observed.
This text only program displays the current GPS time and number of
satellites stored in the PARGPS device driver when a GPS program like
PARGPS diag or a PARxCH acquisition program is running.
This text only utility updates the DAT header start time with an accurate
value using GPS records in the body of the DAT file generated by the PARxCH
scope and simp acquisition programs.
These are GUI versions of CURRTIME and DIAGSER written in Visual
Functions like Open, Close, ReadData, and GetCurrentTime are included
for basic system control. The functions are written in C and provide
all the tools needed for writing custom applications. Refer to
finished applications like CURRTIME, GPSTIME, and PARxCH SIMP as examples.
The libraries are available in static or DLL format. See the
PDF User Manual for detailed function
Using with Other Programs:
The PARGPS is compatible with many general purpose software
packages. Some examples include:
VISUAL BASIC, FORTRAN
The PARGPS function library can be called from a wide range of
programming languages like Visual Basic. See the GpsTime and DiagNmea
programs for examples.
The function libraries can also be called from programs like LabView
and TestPoint. Users must provide an interface specifying the
arguments for each DLL function in the format required by their
program. Several LabVIEW demo VI's and applications are provided.