Power

Veronte can use unregulated DC (6.5V to 36V).  Pins used for power and ground are the same for both Ground and Air configurations.

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

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 of having more than one battery on the system, a single point ground union is needed to ensure a good performance. The ground signal should be isolated from other noisy ground references (e.g. engines). If all grounds need to be connected, the connection should be made on the negative pole of the battery.

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

Despite the names, all GND connectors share the same line, meaning they can be used for any ground connection required.

Veronte I/O Signals

68 pin connector

68 pin connector for Veronte Autopilot

PinSignalTypeComments
1I/O1I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
2I/O2I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
3I/O3I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
4I/O4I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
5I/O5I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
6I/O6I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
7I/O7I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
8I/O8I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
9GNDGROUNDGround signal for actuators 1-8
10I/O9I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
11I/O10I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
12I/O11I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
13I/O12I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
14I/O13I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
15I/O14I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
16I/O15I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
17I/O16I/OPWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)
18GNDGROUNDGround signal for actuators 9-16
19RS 232 TXOutputRS 232 Output
20RS 232 RXInputRS 232 Input
21GNDGROUNDGround signal for buses
22Analog 4InputAnalog  Input 0-3V
23Analog 5InputAnalog  Input 0-3V
24GNDGROUNDGround signal for buses
25CanA PI/OCANbus interface. It supports data rates up to 1 Mbps
26CanA NI/O Twisted pair with a 120 Ω Zo recommended
27GNDGROUNDGround  signal for buses
28CANB_PI/OCANbus interface. It supports data rates up to 1 Mbps
29CANB_NI/O Twisted pair with a 120 Ω Zo recommended
30GNDGROUNDGround signal for buses
31I2C_CLKOutputClk line for I2C bus
32I2C_DATAI/OData line for I2C  bus
33GNDGROUNDGround for 3.3 V power supply
343.3VPOWER3.3 V-100 mA power supply
35GNDGROUNDGround for 5 V power supply
365VPOWER5 V – 100 mA power supply
37GNDGROUNDGround for analog signals
38ANALOG_1InputAnalog input 0-3 V
39ANALOG_2InputAnalog input 0-3 V
40ANALOG_3InputAnalog input 0-3 V
41GNDGROUNDGround for FTS signals
42FTS_OUTOutputDeadman signal (i.e. Heart-Beat, Alive…) encoding its product-level bit.

Deadman signal is a Square Wave at [100,125] Hz. It can be higher at rebooting (about 300-400Hz) but should never be less than 100 Hz.

43FTS2_OUTOutputOutputs 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 63Hz. That means there is a critical error.

44GNDGROUNDGround signal for safety buses
45V_ARB_TXOutputVeronte comicro UART output to activate safety mechanism
46V_ARB_RXInputVeronte comicro UART output to activate safety mechanism
47GNDGROUNDGround signal comicro power supply
48V_ARB_VCCPOWERVeronte comicro power (6.5 to 36 V)
49GNDGROUNDGround signal for buses
50OUT_RS485_POutputNon-inverted output from RS485 bus
51OUT_RS485_NOutputInverted output from RS485 bus
52IN_RS845_NInputInverted input from RS485 bus
53IN_RS845_PInputNon-inverted output from RS485 bus
54RS-485_GNDGNDGround for RS-485 bus
55EQEP_AInputEncoder quadrature input A (0-3.3 V)
56EQEP_BInputEncoder quadrature input B (0-3.3 V)
57EQEP_SInputEncoder strobe input (0-3.3 V)
58EQEP_IInputEncoder index input A (0-3.3 V)
59GNDGROUNDGround for encoders
60V_USB_DPI/OVeronte USB data line
61V_USB_DNI/OVeronte USB data line
62V_USB_IDI/OVeronte USB ID line
63V_USB_VCCPOWERVeronte USB power
64V_USB_VCCPOWERVeronte USB power
65GNDGROUNDVeronte ground input
66GNDGROUNDVeronte ground input
67VCCPOWERVeronte power supply (6.5 to 36 V)
68VCCPOWERVeronte power supply (6.5 to 36 V)

Veronte I/O Interface

 OEM Board Pinout

 

OEMOEM Board 

Pinout for OAM BoardPinouts for OEM Board 

PINOUTSIGNALTYPECOMMENTS
1  LOS SSMA CONNECTOR
2  GNSS1 SSMA CONNECTOR
3  M2M SSMA CONNECTOR
4  GNSS2 SSMA CONNECTOR
5  STATIC PRESSURE PORT (FITTING 5/64IN)
6  DYNAMIC PRESSURE PORT (FITTING 5/64IN)
7BFTS_OUTOSIGNAL FROM COMICRO TO ACTIVATE SAFETY MECHANISM (0-3.3V)
7C to 28CGNDGROUNDGROUND SIGNAL
8ADSPRX_232_DIRS‐232 INPUT
8BDSPTX_232_DORS‐232 OUTPUT
9J2I/OmicroUSB CONNECTOR
10AIN_485_PINON‐INVERTED INPUT FOR RS‐485 BUS
10BIN_485_NIINVERTED INPUT FOR RS‐485 BUS
11AOUT_485_NOINVERTED OUTPUT FOR RS‐485 BUS
11BOUT_485_PONON‐INVERTED OUTPUT FOR RS‐485 BUS
12ASDA_A_OUTODATA
12BSCL_A_OUTOCLK
13ACANA_PI/OCANbus interface. It supports data rates up to 1 Mbps. Recommended cable is a twisted pair with a 120 Ω Zo.
13BCANA_NI/O
14AANALIN_1IANALOG INPUT 0-3V
14BANALIN_2IANALOG INPUT 0-3V
15A to 27APWM1 to PWM13I/OPWM/DIGITAL OUTPUT/DIGITAL INPUT SIGNAL (0‐3.3V)
15B to 27BV_PWMIServo power (if actuators have an independent battery)
28AV_PWMIServo power (if actuators have an independent battery)
28BV+I6.5 to 36 V

OEM board pinout

Flight Termination System (FTS)

In order to use the FTS of Veronte the user has to analyze Pins 42 and 43 (FTS ones). With pin 43 it can be studied with a !SystemOK bit if the system is working properly or not. Check below the information provided by each pin:

Pin 42: Deadman signal (i.e. Heart-Beat, Alive…) encoding its product-level bit. Deadman signal is a Square Wave at [100,125] Hz. It can be higher at rebooting (about 300-400Hz) but should never be less than 100 Hz.

Pin 43: Outputs 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 63Hz. That means there is a critical error.

Transmitter

To use the transmitter in the system, connect the PPMout of the trainer port to a digital input of  Veronte and configure that digital input as the radio input in Pipe. If the PPM level is 3.3V, pins 1‐8, 10‐17 and 55‐58 pins can be used.

Veronte is compatible with standard Pulse Positon Modulation (PPM) signals, Futaba radios  between 8 and 12 channels are recommended.

futaba-trainer-port

Futaba Trainer Port

ppm-signal

PPM Signal

As default, channel 8 is reserved for manual / auto switch. High level is used for automatic flight and low level for manual control. This channel can be configured on Veronte Pipe.

Caution!! PPM signal must be into the Veronte voltage ranges. Some transmitters may need an adaptation board, please ask our team to check compatibility 

Micro D connector for CS is provided with 3.5mm stereo plug connector as follows:

 

connector