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pixhawk signal logic voltage?

Started by Hugues. Last reply by Artem Bulashev on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hi,What is the signal's logic voltage level on pixhawk I2C and GPS port? 3.3V or 5V?I do not have an oscilloscope so if someone had the answer, it would spare me to buy this equipment :)ThxHuguesContinue

CAN NOT INVOKE AUTOTUNE FLIGHT MODE

Started by Marco C. Last reply by Marco C Nov 30. 15 Replies

Hello everybody,I'm trying to fly my exa in autotune flight mode, unfortunately during my indoor test I can't invoke it.As you can see in the attached imagery once I switch on flight mode 3 pixhawk…Continue

Apm 2.6 Impossible stabilization, what do you think about this problem?

Started by Freddy Alcarazo. Last reply by Freddy Alcarazo Nov 27. 9 Replies

Hello dears from diydrones.This quadcopter that I mounted using apm with AC 3.1.5 and the frame x alien..I did  a cheap power distribution board for give supply energy to four motors, but I don't…Continue

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back up power

Started by Marco C Nov 27. 0 Replies

Hello everybody,I was wondering if it is possible to configure servo rail for back up power, I have read this sentence on this wiki …Continue

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Comment by Cala on May 29, 2016 at 3:41pm

Yes, that the correct position, mine is working now like that. Another thing that don't sound right is a red wire in SCL and a black one in vcc.

Comment by Tony Wall on May 29, 2016 at 3:16pm
Comment by Tony Wall on May 29, 2016 at 3:11pm

The connection cable provided with the GPS is straight, no cross-over of TX/RX (just the whole connector is up/down), but as the motherboard of the GPS (I opened it) is not labelled we don't know that the RX goes to RX as Cala suggests. The only documentation is on the PixFalcon side, so the GPS obviously has TX and RX pins the other way around as Craig says, else it wouldn't work. Both of you are right, no mistake has been made by the Holybro manufacturer besides not documenting the PixFalcon peripherals (shame because the rest of the docs and web site are nice and clean).

On the GPS side we have then, from left to right: 

1 = GND (pin 6 on FC)

2 = TX (RX on FC)

3 = RX (TX on FC)

4 = VCC +5V

5 = SDA

6 = SCL (red, pin 1 on FC)

Sound right?

Comment by Cala on May 29, 2016 at 2:22pm

Yes, but labels were reverse in pixfalcon vs gps, rx with Rx and Tx with Tx, the easier way is if this guys stamped the board as many do, they have lot of space. 

Comment by Craig on May 29, 2016 at 1:55pm

TX and RX are always reversed. TX goes to RX and RX goes to TX. That's how serial devices communicate.

Comment by Cala on May 29, 2016 at 1:18pm

Finally I found the gps in Gervais post, reverse Tx and Rx and works :D http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2576614 in Pixfalcon they are reversed :(

Comment by Cala on May 29, 2016 at 1:07pm

No GPS, the green light work, horrible that any stamped references, any documentation, bad product. :(

Comment by Cala on May 29, 2016 at 7:47am

Thank's Tony, perhaps devs take in consideration your intersting sugestions in gihtub https://github.com/ArduPilot/ardupilot_wiki/pulls

Comment by Tony Wall on May 29, 2016 at 7:47am

...so this one defaults to 56k baud out the box, and must be set to 9k to get a reliable flash to the new 3.01 firmware for Galileo support and other improvements. So expect to get hold of a CP2102 USB serial adapter and make-up a cable to connect this GPS directly if you want the best out of it. It should still work out the box on the old firmware, but then in APM you must enable GPS auto config and save config when needed, then hopefully it will set the GPS to 38k and you won't get garbled data (by default from HK it's sending 56K but APM wants 38k kind of hard coded from what I gather). That was my impression, after many hours of work with these devices (like 4 different units/quadcopter builds). The debug messages on the console clearly indicate APM has issues with GPS serial speed, disregarding what the physical port is set to (strange).

Comment by Tony Wall on May 29, 2016 at 7:40am

By the way this GPS unit is very good. It will run up to 10Hz in GPS mode and 3Hz in SBAS-DGPS mode. The only issue is that APM is unable to detect this device at speeds higher then 38k baud, so best leave the update RATE at 500ms (2Hz), The problem is with APM not the GPS, if you connect to a PC with u-Center you should get good results. Until the GPS issues are solved in the current APM (and there are, those horrible arm delay horiz/vert GPS errors still) it will force the GPS back down to 38k baud even after you successfully configure higher rates. You can't even disable auto detection in APM because if you do it doesn't bother detecting any GPS at all (doh).

 
 
 

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