Hardware/Pixhawk Dev Call: Oct 22, 2019

Call Moderator @MichaelSchaeuble

Agenda Items

Introduction to S32S24

Jacob gave a summary of his platform. More information is found on this doc

BMS Hardware

  • Automotive Grade Battery Management for small systems
  • This is a dev kit.
  • Low cost ~$20
  • Pixhawk connector

Action : @igalloway will share the presentation.

Smart Battery Standardization

We have identified this area to have lots of interest from community members. We are going to put together a definition doc for the group and try to identify common goals.

Actions : Create and share battery doc with specs and goals.

Companies Interested
Please add yours in a comment below

  • Freefly
  • NXP
  • Auterion

CAN conversion board

Worked with the UAVCAN team to develop a board with a minimum amount of extra. The Intend was to have a very low-cost board for people to start working with CAN or UAVCAN

  • Automotive-grade MCU and CAN interface
  • Available soon, if anyone is interested ping Iain Galloway
  • Proposed to follow up on the next meeting.


Next Meeting Proposed Topics

please reply to this post with additional agenda items for next meeting

  • Companion Computer standardization by NXP Feedback requested @igalloway Conversion board by NXP @igalloway

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Errata and Feedback

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@rroche Jake Dahl and I are currently working on a smart battery under my company ARK Electronics.

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@rroche My company (Suburban Embedded) is working on a BMS for high cell count systems and is interested in working with the standardization effort.

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The NXP RDDRONE-BMS772 BMS BOM is targeted to be <$20, however NXP makes reference designs and not end products. I don’t expect we will be able to produce the initial small quantity for this price. We will try to get these to interested developers at or below cost, (or free if we can budget it) with the intent of having collaborative opensource PX4 battery monitoring and eventually battery health monitoring.

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Would you like to give an introduction presentation for your design on the next call? @AlexKlimaj @jschloss

Yes, @dakejahl and I can present the high level concepts of our design.

Yes, we can give an intro on the next call

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