Power

4xVeronte can use unregulated DC (6.5V to 36V) for the internal Veronte autopilots and also for the arbiter.

LiPo batteries between 2S and 8S can be used without voltage regulation. Remaining battery can be controlled by the internal voltage sensor and by configuring the voltage warnings on the PC application.

For higher voltage installations, voltage regulators must be used. For dimensioning voltage regulators take into account that a blocked servo can activate regulator thermal protection.

Caution!! Power Veronte out of the given range can cause irreversible damage to the system. Please read carefully the manual before powering the system.

Veronte and servos can be powered by the same or different batteries. In case there are more than one battery on the system, a single point ground union it is needed to ensure a good performance. The ground signal should be isolated from other system ground references (e.g. engines).

It is recommendable to use independent switches for autopilot and motor / actuators. During the system initialization, PWM signal will be fixed to low level (0V), please make sure that actuators / motor connected support this behaviour before installing a single switch for the whole system.

Redundant connector pinout

68-pin redundant connector for 4xVeronte Autopilot 

REDUNDANT CONNECTOR
PINSIGNALTYPEINTERNAL POWER DOMAINCOMMENTS
1I/O1I/OAMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
2I/O2I/OBMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
3I/O3I/OAMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
4I/O4I/OBMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
5I/O5I/OAMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
6I/O6I/OBMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
7I/O7I/OAMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
8I/O8I/OBMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
9GNDGROUNDGROUND SIGNAL FOR ACTUATORS 1-8
10I/O9I/OAMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
11I/O10I/OBMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
12I/O11I/OAMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
13I/O12I/OBMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
14I/O13I/OAMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
15I/O14I/OBMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
16I/O15I/OAMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
17I/O16I/OBMUXED PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
18GNDGROUNDGROUND SIGNAL FOR ACTUATORS 9-16
19RS_232_TXOUTPUTAMUXED RS-232 OUTPUT
20RS_232_RXINPUTAREDUNDANT RS-232 INPUT
21V2_USB_DPI/OVERONTE 2 USB DATA LINE
22ANALOG_4INPUTBREDUNDANT ANALOG INPUT 0-36V
23ANALOG_5INPUTBREDUNDANT ANALOG INPUT 0-36V
24V2_USB_DNI/OVERONTE 2 USB DATA LINE
25CANA_PI/OCANbus interface. It supports data rates up to 1 Mbps.
Twisted pair with a 120Ω Zo recommended
26CANA_NI/O
27GNDGROUNDGROUND SIGNAL FOR BUSES
28CANB_PI/OCANbus interface. It supports data rates up to 1 Mbps.
Twisted pair with a 120Ω Zo recommended
29CANB_NI/O
30V2_USB_IDI/OVERONTE 2 USB ID LINE
31I2C_CLKOUTPUTAMUXED CLK LINE FOR I2C BUS
32I2C_DATAI/OAMUXED DATA LINE FOR I2C BUS
33GNDGROUNDGROUND FOR 3.3V POWER SUPPLY
343.3VPOWERB3.3V-100mA  POWER SUPPLY
35GNDGROUNDGROUND FOR 5V POWER SUPPLY
365VPOWERB5V-100mA POWER SUPPLY
37GNDGROUNDGROUND FOR  ANALOG SIGNALS
38ANALOG_1INPUTAREDUNDANT ANALOG INPUT 0-36V
39ANALOG_2INPUTAREDUNDANT ANALOG INPUT 0-36V
40ANALOG_3INPUTAREDUNDANT ANALOG INPUT 0-36V
41V2_USB_VCCPOWERVERONTE 2 USB POWER (GND2 SHOULD BE USED FOR USB CONNECTOR)
42V3_USB_DPI/OVERONTE 3 USB DATA LINE
43V3_USB_DNI/OVERONTE 3 USB DATA LINE
44GNDGROUNDGROUND SIGNAL FOR BUSES
45UART_TXOUTPUTBMUXED UART OUTPUT
46UART_RXINPUTBREDUNDANT UART INPUT
47GNDGROUNDGROUND SIGNAL FOR BUSES
48V3_USB_VCCPOWERVERONTE 3 USB POWER (GND3 SHOULD BE USED FOR USB CONNECTOR)
49V3_USB_IDI/OVERONTE 3 USB ID LINE
50OUT_RS485_POUTPUTBNON-INVERTED OUTPUT FOR MUXED RS-485 BUS
51OUT_RS845_NOUTPUTBINVERTED OUTPUT FOR MUXED RS-485 BUS
52IN_RS845_NINPUTINVERTED INPUT FOR MUXED RS-485 BUS
53IN_RS485_PINPUTNON-INVERTED INPUT FOR MUXED RS-485 BUS
54RS-485_GNDGROUNDGROUND FOR RS-485 BUS
55EQEP_AINPUTA FOR VERONTE 1&2
B FOR VERONTE 3
ENCODER QUADRATURE REDUNDANT INPUT A (0-5V)
56EQEP_BINPUTENCODER QUADRATURE REDUNDANT INPUT B (0-5V)
57EQEP_SINPUTENCODER STROBE REDUNDANT INPUT (0-5V)
58EQEP_IINPUTENCODER INDEX REDUNDANT INPUT (0-5V)
59GND3GROUNDVERONTE 3 GROUND INPUT
60V1_USB_DPI/OVERONTE 1 USB DATA LINE
61V1_USB_DNI/OVERONTE 1 USB DATA LINE
62V1_USB_IDI/OVERONTE 1 USB ID LINE
63V1_USB_VCCPOWERVERONTE 1 USB POWER (GND 1 SHOULD BE USED FOR USB CONNECTOR)
64VCC3POWERVERONTE 3 POWER SUPPLY (6.5 to 36V)
65GND2GROUNDVERONTE 2 GROUND INPUT
66GND1GROUNDVERONTE 1 GROUND INPUT
67VCC2POWERVERONTE 2 POWER SUPPLY (6.5 to 36V)
68VCC1POWERVERONTE 1 POWER SUPPLY (6.5 to 36V)

Redundant connector pinout

Arbiter connector pinout

Although being the same part, Arbiter connector and the Redundant connector are polarized differently to avoid wiring swapping.

ARBITER AND EXTERNAL FCU CONNECTOR
PINSIGNALTYPEINTERNAL POWER DOMAINCOMMENTS
1EXTERNAL FCU I/O1I/OAEXTERNAL FCU PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V). Input current must be limited to 25mA.
2EXTERNAL FCU I/O2I/OBEXTERNAL FCU PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V). Input current must be limited to 25mA.
3EXTERNAL FCU I/O3I/OAEXTERNAL FCU PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V). Input current must be limited to 25mA.
4EXTERNAL FCU I/O4I/OBEXTERNAL FCU PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V). Input current must be limited to 25mA.
5EXTERNAL FCU I/O5I/OAEXTERNAL FCU PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V). Input current must be limited to 25mA.
6EXTERNAL FCU I/O6I/OBEXTERNAL FCU PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V). Input current must be limited to 25mA.
7EXTERNAL FCU I/O7I/OAEXTERNAL FCU PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V). Input current must be limited to 25mA.
8EXTERNAL FCU I/O8I/OBEXTERNAL FCU PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V). Input current must be limited to 25mA.
9EXTERNAL FCU I/O9I/OAEXTERNAL FCU PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V). Input current must be limited to 25mA.
10EXTERNAL FCU I/O10I/OBEXTERNAL FCU PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V). Input current must be limited to 25mA.
11EXTERNAL FCU I/O11I/OAEXTERNAL FCU PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V). Input current must be limited to 25mA.
12EXTERNAL FCU I/O12I/OBEXTERNAL FCU PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V). Input current must be limited to 25mA.
13GNDGROUNDGROUND SIGNAL FOR ACTUATORS
14EXTERNAL FCU ANALOG INPUT 1OUTPUTAEXTERNAL FCU ANALOG INPUT (0-36V). This is the analog signal corresponding to Analog signal 1 on Redundant connector.
15EXTERNAL FCU ANALOG INPUT 2OUTPUTAEXTERNAL FCU ANALOG INPUT (0-36V). This is the analog signal corresponding to Analog signal 2 on Redundant connector.
16EXTERNAL FCU ANALOG INPUT 3OUTPUTAEXTERNAL FCU ANALOG INPUT (0-36V). This is the analog signal corresponding to Analog signal 3 on Redundant connector.
17EXTERNAL FCU ANALOG INPUT 4OUTPUTBEXTERNAL FCU ANALOG INPUT (0-36V). This is the analog signal corresponding to Analog signal 4 on Redundat connector.
18GNDGROUNDGROUND FOR ANALOG SIGNALS
19EXTERNAL_ FCU TO PAYLOAD UART SIGNALINPUTAEXTERNAL FCU UART OUTPUT. (0-3.3V)
THIS SIGNAL WILL BE AN INPUT FOR THE RS_232 OUTPUT MULTIPLEXER. MULTIPLEXED OUTPUT ON REDUNDANT CONNECTOR PIN 19
20PAYLOAD TO EXTERNAL_ FCU  UART SIGNALOUTPUTAEXTERNAL FCU UART INPUT. (0-3.3V)
THIS SIGNAL WILL BE THE OUTPUT OF THE RS_232  MULTIPLEXER. MULTIPLEXED INPUT ON REDUNDANT CONNECTOR PIN 20
21PAYLOAD TO EXTERNAL FCU RS-485_POUTPUTRS-485_P OUTPUT SIGNAL  FROM PAYLOAD (REDUNDANT CONNECTOR PIN 53)TO FCU RS-485_P INPUT
22PAYLOAD TO EXTERNAL FCU RS-485_NOUTPUTRS-485_N OUTPUT SIGNAL  FROM PAYLOAD (REDUNDANT CONNECTOR PIN 52)TO FCU RS-485_N INPUT
23EXTERNAL_ FCU TO PAYLOAD RS-485_PINPUTBRS-485_P OUTPUT SIGNAL  FROM EXTERNAL FCU (REDUNDANT CONNECTOR PIN 50)TO PAYLOAD RS-485_P INPUT
24EXTERNAL_ FCU TO PAYLOAD RS-485_NINPUTBRS-485_N OUTPUT SIGNAL  FROM EXTERNAL FCU (REDUNDANT CONNECTOR PIN 51)TO PAYLOAD RS-485_N INPUT
25CANA_PI/OCANbus interface. It supports data rates up to 1 Mbps.
Recommended cable is a twisted pair with a 120Ω Zo.
26CANA_NI/O
27GNDGROUNDGROUND FOR BUSES
28CANB_PI/OCANbus interface. It supports data rates up to 1 Mbps.
Recommended cable is a twisted pair with a 120Ω Zo.
29CANB_NI/O
30ARBITER_RS485_OUT_POUTPUTARBITERNON-INVERTED OUTPUT FOR ARBITER’S RS-485 BUS
31ARBITER_RS485_OUT_NOUTPUTARBITERINVERTED OUTPUT FOR ARBITER’S RS-485 BUS
32ARBITER_RS485_IN_NINPUTARBITERINVERTED INPUT FOR ARBITER’S RS-485 BUS
33ARBITER_RS485_IN_PINPUTARBITERNON-INVERTED INPUT FOR ARBITER’S RS-485 BUS
34ARBITER_ARINC_TXAOUTPUTARBITERARBITER’S ARINC POSITIVE OUTPUT
35ARBITER_ARINC_TXBOUTPUTARBITERARBITER’S ARINC NEGATIVE OUTPUT
36ARBITER_ARINC_RXAINPUTARBITERARBITER’S ARINC POSITIVE INPUT
37ARBITER_ARINC_RXBINPUTARBITERARBITER’S ARINC NEGATIVE INPUT
38GNDGROUNDGROUND SIGNAL FOR BUSES
39ARBITER_I2C_SCLOUTPUTARBITERCLK LINE FOR ARBITER’S I2C BUS
40ARBITER I2C_DATAI/OARBITERDATA LINE FOR ARBITER’S I2C BUS
41ARBITER_RS232B_RXINPUTARBITERARBITER RS-232 INPUT B
42ARBITER_RS232B_TXOUTPUTARBITERARBITER RS-232 OUTPUT B
43ARBITER_RS232A_RXINPUTARBITERARBITER RS-232 INPUT A
44ARBITER_RS232A_TXOUTPUTARBITERARBITER RS-232 OUTPUT A
45GNDGROUNDGROUND SIGNAL FOR ANALOG SIGNALS
46ARBITER ANALOG_INPUT_1I/OARBITERARBITER ANALOG INPUT (0-36V)
47ARBITER ANALOG_INPUT_2I/OARBITERARBITER ANALOG INPUT (0-36V)
48ARBITER ANALOG_INPUT_3I/OARBITERARBITER ANALOG INPUT (0-36V)
49ARBITER ANALOG_INPUT_4I/OARBITERARBITER ANALOG INPUT (0-36V)
50ARBITER ANALOG_INPUT_5I/OARBITERARBITER ANALOG INPUT (0-36V)
51ARBITER ANALOG_INPUT_6I/OARBITERARBITER ANALOG INPUT (0-36V)
52ARBITER ANALOG_INPUT_7I/OARBITERARBITER ANALOG INPUT (0-36V)
53ARBITER ANALOG_INPUT_8I/OARBITERARBITER ANALOG INPUT (0-36V)
54ARBITER ANALOG_INPUT_9I/OARBITERARBITER ANALOG INPUT (0-36V)
55ARBITER ANALOG_INPUT_10I/OARBITERARBITER ANALOG INPUT (0-36V)
56WD_EXTIARBITERWATCHDOG SIGNAL FROM EXTERNAL AUTOPILOT TO ARBITER (0-3.3V)
57EXT_DETECTIARBITERCONNECT TO GND IF EXTERNAL FCU IS CONNECTED. OTHERWISE, LEAVE OPEN
58GNDGROUNDGROUND SIGNAL FOR GPIO
59ARB_GPIO1I/OARBITERARBITER’S PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
60ARB_GPIO2I/OARBITERARBITER’S PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
61ARB_GPIO3I/OARBITERARBITER’S PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
62ARB_GPIO4I/OARBITERARBITER’S PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
63ARB_GPIO5I/OARBITERARBITER’S PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
64ARB_GPIO6I/OARBITERARBITER’S PWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0-3.3V)
65FTS1OUTPUTARBITERDEADMAN SIGNAL (I.E. HEAR-BEAT, ALIVE…) ENCODING ITS PRODUCT-LEVEL BIT

DEADMAN SIGNAL. SQUARE WAVE AT [100,125] HZ.  CAN BE HIGHER WHILE REBOOTING (ABOUT300-400HZ). BUT SHOULD NOT BE LESS THAN 100HZ.

66FTS2OUTPUTARBITEROUTPUTS A !SYSTEMOK (0 WHEN OK, VCC WHEN IN ERROR) BIT

LOW (0 VOLTS) IF NO FAILURE DETECTED. HIGH (3.3 VOLTS) ON ERROR DETECTED. THIS PIN GOES HIGH IF THE DEADMAN SIGNAL SENT BY THE MPU (MAIN PROCESSOR UNIT) IS LOWER THAN 63 HZ. THAT MEANS THERE IS A CRITICAL ERROR.

67GND_ARBITERGROUNDARBITER GROUND INPUT
68VCC_ARBITERPOWERARBITER POWER SUPPLY (6.5 to 36V)

Arbiter connector pinout