# Pixhawk 4 Mini
PX4 does not manufacture this (or any) autopilot. Contact the manufacturer (opens new window) for hardware support or compliance issues.
The Pixhawk® 4 Mini autopilot is designed for engineers and hobbyists who are looking to tap into the power of Pixhawk 4 but are working with smaller drones. Pixhawk 4 Mini takes the FMU processor and memory resources from the Pixhawk 4 while eliminating interfaces that are normally unused. This allows the Pixhawk 4 Mini to be small enough to fit in a 250mm racer drone.
Pixhawk 4 Mini was designed and developed in collaboration with Holybro® and Auterion®. It is based on the Pixhawk (opens new window) FMUv5 design standard and is optimized to run PX4 flight control software.
This autopilot is supported by the PX4 maintenance and test teams.
# Quick Summary
- Main FMU Processor: STM32F765
- 32 Bit Arm® Cortex®-M7, 216MHz, 2MB memory, 512KB RAM
- On-board sensors:
- Accel/Gyro: ICM-20689
- Accel/Gyro: BMI055
- Magnetometer: IST8310
- Barometer: MS5611
- GPS: u-blox Neo-M8N GPS/GLONASS receiver; integrated magnetometer IST8310
- 8 PWM outputs
- 4 dedicated PWM/Capture inputs on FMU
- Dedicated R/C input for CPPM
- Dedicated R/C input for Spektrum / DSM and S.Bus with analog / PWM RSSI input
- 3 general purpose serial ports
- 2 I2C ports
- 3 SPI buses
- 1 CANBuses for CAN ESC
- Analog inputs for voltage / current of battery
- 2 additional analog input
- Power System:
- Power Brick Input: 4.75~5.5V
- USB Power Input: 4.75~5.25V
- Servo Rail Input: 0~24V
- Max current sensing: 120A
- Weight and Dimensions:
- Weight: 37.2g
- Dimensions: 38x55x15.5mm
- Other Characteristics:
- Operating temperature: -40 ~ 85°c
Additional information can be found in the Pixhawk 4 Mini Technical Data Sheet (opens new window).
Order from Holybro (opens new window).
The RC IN and PPM ports are for RC receivers only. These are powered! NEVER connect any servos, power supplies or batteries (or to any connected receiver).
Download Pixhawk 4 Mini pinouts from here (opens new window).
# Voltage Ratings
Pixhawk 4 Mini can have power supply redundancy — if two power sources are supplied. The power rails are: POWER and USB.
The output power rail of MAIN OUT does not power the flight controller board (and is not powered by it). You must supply power to one of POWER or USB or the board will be unpowered.
Normal Operation Maximum Ratings
Under these conditions all power sources will be used in this order to power the system:
- POWER (4.75V to 5.5V)
- USB input (4.75V to 5.25V)
Absolute Maximum Ratings
Under these conditions the system will remain intact.
- POWER input (0V to 6V undamaged)
- USB input (0V to 6V undamaged)
- Servo input: VDD_SERVO pin of MAIN OUT (0V to 24V undamaged)
The Pixhawk 4 Mini Wiring Quick Start provides instructions on how to assemble required/important peripherals including GPS, Power Management Board, etc.
# Building Firmware
Most users will not need to build this firmware! It is pre-built and automatically installed by QGroundControl when appropriate hardware is connected.
To build PX4 for this target:
# Debug Port
The port has a standard serial pinout and can be connected to a standard FTDI cable (3.3V, but it's 5V tolerant) or a Dronecode probe (opens new window). The pinout uses the standard Pixhawk debug connector (opens new window) pinout. Please refer to the wiring page for details of how to wire up this port.
# Serial Port Mapping
|USART2||/dev/ttyS1||TELEM1 (flow control)|
|USART3||/dev/ttyS2||TELEM2 (flow control)|
|USART6||/dev/ttyS4||TX is RC input from SBUS_RC connector|
|UART8||/dev/ttyS6||Not connected (no PX4IO)|
# Supported Platforms
Motors and servos are connected to the MAIN OUT ports in the order specified for your vehicle in the Airframe Reference. This reference lists the output port to motor/servo mapping for all supported air and ground frames (if your frame is not listed in the reference then use a "generic" airframe of the correct type).
Pixhawk 4 Mini does not have AUX ports. The board cannot be used with frames that require more than 8 ports or which use AUX ports for motors or control surfaces. It can be used for airframes that use AUX for non-essential peripherals (e.g. "feed-through of RC AUX1 channel").