Data Processing Unit – DPU

The on board Data Processing Unit (DPU) developed by Sensefields integrates a high-performance dual core processor, capable of processing the vehicle data locally, without the need of permanent connectivity. Its modular design allows customizable and flexible configuration tailored to final application and customers’ requirements.

Sensefields DPU integrates a multi-constellation GNSS aided IMU navigation module to enhance positioning, that also allows the deployment of services like robbery detection, driver profile analysis, vehicle-sharing, geo-fencing or geo-location telemetry name a few. Its expansion port is designed to continue adding capabilities like additional capes V2X communications, audio/video processing or additional sensors to be monitored.


  • High performance, fanless and modular design
  • 2.5G/3G/LTE connectivity without external antennas
  • Integrated GNSS aided Inertial Module Unit
  • Powered from the vehicle’s battery without extra adaptation
  • Expansion port to add new features like audio/video processing, V2X communications, Ethernet, USB, etc.
  • Mainline Linux kernel support
  • Rugged housing
  • -40ºC to 85ºC temperature range
  • Low installation and deployment cost
  • Integrated web-based configuration tool


  • Procesor
    ARM-A7 dual core up to 1Ghz

  • RAM memory
    Up to 1GB

  • Local data storage
    Up to 32GB flash storage

  • GNSS module
    Multi Constellation (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo) -165dBm sensitivity

  • CAN Bus interface
    ISO 15765 supported

  • WAN interface
    Penta-band 3G UMTS/HSPA global (internal antenna)
    4G LTE (1)

  • Digital I/O
    10x digital configurable I/O

  • Serial interfaces
    2x UART, 1x I2C

  • Audio
    Audio in/out

  • Packaging
    Ruggedized Plastic IP67 enclosure

  • Power consumption
    2 W

  • Working temperature
    -40 to +85 °C

  • Size (LxWxH)

  • Weight

  • Input Power Supply
    10 ~ 60V (powered straight away from battery system)

  • Backup Battery
    Internal lithium based battery up to 1,1 Ah

  • Power output
    Isolated 12V output to power 3rd party devices from DPU

  • Audio
    Audio in/out

  • Firmware updates
    Firmware upgrades over the air (Cellular connection)
    Firmware upgrades over CAN Bus

  • Compliance
    CE: Directive 2014/53/UE (RED)
    FCC Part 15, Class B


(1) Optional. Sold separately


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