Hardware/Pixhawk Dev Call: Jun 02, 2020

Jun 02, 2020

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Agenda Items

  • FMU
  • Payload
  • BMS
  • UAVCAN (from the last meeting)

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Meeting Minutes


  • Lorenz Meier
  • Jinger Zeng
  • Daniel A.
  • David S.
  • Abraham R
  • Alex K
  • Andrew S
  • Dmitry R
  • Dugan Y.
  • Jacob C.
  • Ray S.
  • Vincent P.


The spec is almost ready. We need to lock design. We would like feedback.

TODO: :point_right: Send FMUv6X doc to group


  • Design has updated sensors to the latest models, we will provide more test data, validating sensors selected.


  • Resolution, we are not going forward at this point with the X-Connector.
  • Dove-tail design only option, for now, no changes in design from last weeks.
  • Ready to introduce to potential adopters.
  • Next Step: Developer Kits, to help accelerate adoption.
    • TODO: Get a timeline from FreeFly.


  • Next steps: (from Alex K.) mechanical, and standard interface, mounting, connector, and adapter cable.


Working with UAVCAN maintainers, to secure a namespace for the messages

  • Feedback requested on the DS-015 UAVCAN document (please leave comments/suggestions)
  • PX4 UAVCAN v1 proof of concept implementation is underway and in good shape.
  • Process: we are locking draft for a period of time (beta), after which it’s going to be locked-down.
  • Alex K. interested in producing a “cannode” running PX4 based on the NXP design (ping if interested below).

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