CUAV v5

CUAV v5® (previously "Pixhack v5") is an advanced autopilot designed and made by CUAV®. The board is based on the Pixhawk-project FMUv5 open hardware design. It runs PX4 on the NuttX OS, and is fully compatible with PX4 firmware. It is intended primarily for academic and commercial developers.

CUAV v5

Quick Summary

  • Main FMU Processor: STM32F765
    • 32 Bit Arm® Cortex®-M7, 216MHz, 2MB memory, 512KB RAM
  • IO Processor: STM32F100
    • 32 Bit Arm® Cortex®-M3, 24MHz, 8KB SRAM
  • On-board sensors:

    • Accelerometer/Gyroscope: ICM-20689
    • Accelerometer/Gyroscope: BMI055
    • Magnetometer: IST8310
    • Barometer: MS5611
  • Interfaces:

    • 8-14 PWM outputs (6 from IO, 8 from FMU)
    • 3 dedicated PWM/Capture inputs on FMU
    • Dedicated R/C input for CPPM
    • Dedicated R/C input for ppm/DSM and S.Bus
    • analog / PWM RSSI input
    • S.Bus servo output
    • 5 general purpose serial ports
    • 4 I2C ports
    • 4 SPI buses
    • 2 CANBuses with serial ESC
    • Analog inputs for voltage / current of 2 batteries
  • Power System:
    • Power: 4.3~5.4V
    • USB Input: 4.75~5.25V
    • Servo Rail Input: 0~36V
  • Weight and Dimensions:
    • Weight: 90g
    • Dimensions: 44x84x12mm
  • Other Characteristics:
    • Operating temperature: -20 ~ 80°C (Measured value)

Purchase

Order from CUAV.

Connection

CUAV v5

The RCIN interface is limited to powering the rc receiver and cannot be connected to any power/load.

Voltage Ratings

CUAV v5 can be triple-redundant on the power supply if three power sources are supplied. The three power rails are: POWER1, POWER2 and USB.

The output power rails FMU PWM OUT and I/O PWM OUT (0V to 36V) do not power the flight controller board (and are not powered by it). You must supply power to one of POWER1, POWER2 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:

  1. POWER1 and POWER2 inputs (4.3V to 5.4V)
  2. USB input (4.75V to 5.25V)

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:

make px4_fmu-v5_default

Debug Port

The system's serial console and SWD interface operate on the FMU Debug port. Simply connect the FTDI cable to the Debug & F7 SWD connector. To access the I/O Debug port, the user must remove the CUAV v5 shell. Both ports have standard serial pins and can be connected to a standard FTDI cable (3.3V, but 5V tolerant).

The pinout is as shown.

CUAV v5 debug

pin CUAV v5 debug
1 GND
2 FMU-SWCLK
3 FMU-SWDIO
4 UART7_RX
5 UART7_TX
6 VCC

Peripherals

Supported Platforms / Airframes

Any multicopter / airplane / rover or boat that can be controlled with normal RC servos or Futaba S-Bus servos. The complete set of supported configurations can be seen in the Airframes Reference.

Further info

© PX4 Dev Team. License: CC BY 4.0            Updated: 2019-07-14 23:11:52

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