Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 40929072, Entry date: 06/30/2010

How can time and date be acquired from a GPS signal?

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With the S7 program available for download in this FAQ document you can acquire the UTC time and date information from a GPS signal. This is effected with the help of a GPS mouse which receives the GPS signal in the form of an NMEA protocol and transmits it to a
SIMATIC S7-300/400 CPU for further processing.

The current time and date information is used to set the CPU module clock.

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Creation environment
The pictures and downloads in this FAQ document have been created with STEP 7 V5.4 + SP5.

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