Hardware/Pixhawk Dev Call: Sep 22, 2020

Sep 22, 2020

Call Moderators

Agenda Items

  • FMU
  • Payload
  • BMS

Dail In

Direct link to the meeting: https://bit.ly/3gNLZ4F

Meeting Notes

FMUv5X Release & Announcement

Specification Governance Discussion

  • Reference schematics need to clarify governance
  • Group agrees that governance should remain under the workgroup
  • Feedback from group: Adding a disclaimer to clarify where and how this contribution happened “Contributed by ORG NAME to Dronecode, as part of the Hardware Workgroup”

FMUv5X Announcement

  • :white_check_mark: Press release
  • :white_check_mark: Webinar
  • Main topics to highlight:
    • Reference products built using FMUv5X
    • Promote the hardware workgroup
    • Promote member contributions
    • Discuss governance and roadmap
  • :white_check_mark: This is a big moment, let’s celebrate together

Companies currently developing FMUv5X
NOTE: We are only listing companies who have publicly released products using FMUv5X

  • ModalAI
  • Auterion
  • Freefly
  • Quantum Systems

FMUv6 from Gumstix

  • :white_check_mark: Working with @david_s5 to get firmware flashed
  • :white_check_mark: Bootloader is now working
  • :white_check_mark: Working on a branched firmware codebase to get it running
  • :white_check_mark: Gumstix Gepetto: The goal is to have a drop-in module based on FMUv6 to make it easier to create prototypes


  • @AlexKlimaj is really close to having prototypes with the connector built
  • We are still looking for manufacturing partners

Meeting Resources


Previous Meeting

September 8, 2020 - Hardware Standards

September 15, 2020 - UAVCAN

Errata and Feedback

Let me know below if I failed to capture anything the right way, and if there are any updates, or you have feedback on the call format.

What time EST?
Need to know this.

I would like have a follow up discussion on this from last month.

FMUv2 / FMUv3

  • There’s a discontinued compass, how do we deal with this?
  • Compass part-number: LSM303D


Replacement for Discontinued LSM303D Compass

opened Jul 22, 2020

vincentpoont2 vincentpoont2

LSM303D Compass that is being used on FMUv2 and FMUv3 has discontinued and no longer being made. Is there a replacement for…

:pushpin: TODO : Figure out how to manage this issue

  • Option 1 : end of life specs
  • Option 2 : find a replacement

:pushpin: TODO : Help manufacturers figure out next-steps.

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