ArduPilotMega 1.02 released. Supports new MediaTek firmware


ArduPilotMega 1.02 is now available in the download section. This version updates the GPS libraries to support the new v1.6 firmware that adds some useful data fields and otherwise makes HappyKillmore's GCS, well, happier.


New MediaTek modules shipping from the DIY Drones store have the 1.6 firmware. If you've got one of those or have updated your module to 1.6, you can use it with APM by selecting "GPS_PROTOCOL_MTK16" as your GPS protocol in APM_Config.h.


If you want to update your GPS module to 1.6, here's what you need:

  • The 1.6 firmware is here.
  • Instructions and the installation utility are here.
  • Instructions on how to hook up the required FDTI cable are here.



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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on January 15, 2011 at 7:38am

P D,

I have flashed the MediaTek GPS module at various baud rates and it did not seem to matter what speed I chose other than it flashed faster at higher baud speeds.



Comment by Itay Guy on January 16, 2011 at 2:34pm

I bought my'n one month ago , and I have the problem mentioned above!

I use the new APM realease, but nothing help. have solib B light and solid blue light on the meadiatek GPS

It seems that the new updated still has a bug !

what should I do?

Comment by Itay Guy on January 16, 2011 at 2:35pm


How do I know which meadiatek GPS firmwareI have?


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