The Inertial Sense products support binary and NMEA protocol for communication.
Binary vs. NMEA¶
The following table compares the differences and advantages between the binary and NMEA protocols.
|No. Numbers must be converted to IEEE float and integers for application. Data occupies more memory.
|Numbers are in floating point and integer binary format used in computers. Data occupies less memory.
|Packet are easier to parse.
|Packet encoding, decoding, and parsing are MORE complicated. Using SDK is recommended.
|Limited to sensor and INS output.
|Comprehensive access to all data and configuration settings.
|Rapid prototypes and simple projects. Devices supporting NMEA.
|Moderate to advanced applications.
|Apps and Examples
|NMEA Communications Example
|EvalTool, CLTool, Binary Communications Example, Fimrware Update Example, Data Logger Example