Hardware/Pixhawk Dev Call: Jul 28, 2020

Jul 28, 2020

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Agenda Items

  • FMU
  • Payload
  • BMS

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Adding back to
TODO: verify the state of documents for v6x, publish!


Two recent additions

  • UPDATED: Ethernet PHY

  • Redundancy: Both barometers were on the same I2C, this could cause issues, we moved one to an external bus to avoid conflicts

  • TODO: Changes need to be reviewed and published.

Gumstix, prototype board in two-three, FMUv6 with some connectors, similar factor as pixracer

Payload Standard

TODO: Get an update from Yuneec on Payload Connector
TODO: Make a decision on what goes in the initial draft release for the community.
TODO: Reach out to payload manufacturers for early feedback


What’s already defined and 99% locked

  • pinouts
  • UAVCAN message set

What’s still open-ended

  • mechanical interface (for various battery pack sizes)
    • maybe latching spec
    • do we need to define this?
      TODO: Coordinate meeting between BMS team (Freefly/Ark/Uvify)
      TODO: @dpsoul is going through DS-013 and adding feedback based on their latest battery project.


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