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convery nmea ASCII string into binary

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jay
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convery nmea ASCII string into binary

Hi,

 

i would like to know how do i convert the GPS NMEA ASCII string into binary?

 

I was told to use bit masking to do it, how?

 

 

i wanted to convert into Binary and then put through a FSK modulator, for transmission.

 

Thanks in advance:)

GANEEV SINGH
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Hi JayEach character in that

Hi Jay

Each character in that string represents a single byte and we know that a byte consists of eight bits, so what bit masking means is that you try and extract these bytes bit by bit. 

Let us consider an example, let byte be an integer variable storing a single character (ASCII value) of GPS string at a time. Then to apply a bit masking on it will be done somewhat like this:

for(i=0;i<8;i++)

{

 if((byte&(1<<i))==1)

   pin=1; //High

else

   pin=0; //Low

  delay(10); //a small delay

}

Here pin is a source for FSK modulator with bit values. This fashion transmits lowest significant bit first.

Hope this helps :)