The Cube Ecosystem

Bamboozled by bits, confused over connections? ProfiCNC has released a poster that highlights peripherals able to connect with ease to the Cube autopilot.

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Just the thing for a drone nerds man cave, sorry hanger.

The Cube autopilot is a further evolution of the Pixhawk autopilot. It is designed for commercial systems and manufacturers who wish to fully integrate a autopilot into their system. On top of the existing features of Pixhawk, it has the following enhancements:

3 sets of IMU sensors for extra redundancy 2 sets of IMU are vibration-isolated mechanically, reducing the effect of frame vibration to state estimation IMUs are temperature-controlled by onboard heating resistors, allowing optimum working temperature of IMUs The entire flight management unit(FMU) and inertial management unit(IMU) are housed in a reatively small form factor (a cube). All inputs and outputs go through a 80-pin DF17 connector, allowing a plug-in solution for manufacturers of commercial systems. Manufacturers can design their own carrier boards to suite their specific needs. Specifications Processor 32-bit ARM Cortex M4 core with FPU 168 Mhz/256 KB RAM/2 MB Flash 32-bit failsafe co-processor Sensors Three redundant IMUs (accels, gyros and compass) InvenSense MPU9250, ICM20948 and/or ICM20648 as first and third IMU (accel and gyro) ST Micro L3GD20+LSM303D or InvenSense ICM2076xx as backup IMU (accel and gyro) Two redundant MS5611 barometers Power Redundant power supply with automatic failover Servo rail high-power (7 V) and high-current ready All peripheral outputs over-current protected, all inputs ESD protected Interfaces 14x PWM servo outputs (8 from IO, 6 from FMU) S.Bus servo output R/C inputs for CPPM, Spektrum / DSM and S.Bus Analogue / PWM RSSI input 5x general purpose serial ports, 2 with full flow control 2x I2C ports SPI port (un-buffered, for short cables only not recommended for use) 2x CAN Bus interface 3x Analogue inputs (3.3V and 6.6V) High-powered piezo buzzer driver (on expansion board) High-power RGB LED (I2C driver compatible connected externally only) Safety switch / LED Share this article: Previous articleUSC-STC Announces #UC20Remote Virtual Conference

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