Hardware/Pixhawk (FMU) Dev Call: Mar 02, 2021

Mar 02, 2021

Call Moderators

Agenda Items

  • Sensor set for v5x & v6x updates
  • Succesful flights on FMUv6X (Ready to be locked!)
  • FMUv7 Initial Talks

Dail In

Direct link to the meeting:

Meeting Minutes

Attendees

  • Ramon Roche (Dronecode Foundation)
  • Jinger Zeng (Dronecode Foundation)
  • Lorenz Meier (Auterion)
  • Iain Galloway (NXP)
  • Peter van der Perk (NXP)
  • Andrew Smith (Altium)
  • Alex Klimaj (ARK Electronics)
  • Stone White (Thone)
  • Scott Dixon (Amazon)
  • Jacob Christ (Apium)
  • Benjamin Perseghetti (individual)
  • Sarp Karayigit (Individual)
  • MerAskin (Individual)
  • Mika (Individual)

Sensor set for v5x & v6x updates

Due to global supply shortages, we are trying to help advise HW vendors on how to replace parts for both standards, here are the lists of alternatives we are discussing on the call.

IMU alternatives

Mag alternatives

Motion Tracking alternatives

Baro alternatives to the BMP388

Action: Spec the best two on paper (as long as they are affordable)
Action: Check on availability of the chosen parts.
Action: After the above, make a final decision, and switch to those.

Test flights with FMUv6X were successful!

Initial test flights by Auterion were successful, and we are ready to lock up the standard. (see flight log below)

First Flight with FMUv6X

Screen Shot 2021-03-02 at 9.39.13 AM

FMUv7 Initial Talks (and proposals)

Action: Propose new options for the next-generation of FMU (drop a comment below, or discuss on the #hardware channel on Slack)


Errata and Feedback

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