Enable or disable NMEA datasets in u-blox GPS module

By default, the u-blox GPS module has the most common NMEA datasets enabled, like GNGGA, GNGSA, GNGLL,… Sometimes it is necessary to enable or disable specific NMEA datasets. To enable or disable specific NMEA datasets, follow the steps below.

Solution

  1. Open u-center.
  2. Connect to GPS module (default port is COM3, baudrate 9600).
  3. Go to View > Configuration View.
  4. Click MSG (Messages) on the left side list.
    1. For Enabling:
      Choose an NMEA dataset at Message. Check the boxes I2CUART1USB, and SPI and enter 1 in all four On fields.
      u-blox settings in windows
      Click the Send button in the lower-left corner.
      u-blox settings in windows
    2. For Disabling:
      Choose an NMEA dataset at Message. Uncheck all the boxes.
      u-blox settings in windows
      Click the Send button in the lower-left corner.
      u-blox settings in windows
  5. Switch to CFG (configuration) tab in left side list. Select Save current configuration. At Devices, select all 4 list entries. (To select all entries, tap and hold pen/mouse on first entry and move down to last entry. Release pen/mouse). Click the Send button in the lower-left corner:
    u-blox settings in windows
  6.  Click Receiver > Action > Save Config:
    u-blox settings in windows
  7. Done.
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