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Veronte CEX Expander

Veronte autopilot expander CEX is a powerful peripheral that extends the I/O in Veronte Autopilot by making it possible to relocate and to group sensors, actuators, payloads, motor controllers… at the time permitted to reduce the amount of cable in autonomous vehicles and the risks of electromagnetic interference.

Veronte CEX’s integration is simple and easy, which makes it a quick solution for increasing connectivity and allowing wiring optimization in large vehicles.

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Easy Integration

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Wiring Optimization

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Redundant CAN Bus

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Extended I/O

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IP66 & EMI Protection

 

Redundancy

Dual CAN Bus communications

Enhanced Connectivity

Extended I/O interfaces

Advanced Control

Peripheral and actuators

Extended I/O

Extended I/O

With Veronte CEX, the data capacity for input and output in Veronte Autopilot is highly increased. Its advanced design makes it possible to control several peripherals (PWM, UART, Digital Output, I2C, Analog Inputs…) through a redundant CAN Bus.

It can be used to expand the I/O capacity in Veronte Autopilot or to control peripherals with a robust communication protocol. If needed, it is possible to install several Veronte autopilot expander CEX boards in the same network to increase the number of I/O ports as per system architecture needs.

 

Wiring Optimization

Optimization

In a sector where weight is such an important agent, wiring is one of the most common struggles faced during drone design. Veronte autopilot expander CEX uses CAN Bus for long distance cables (autopilot to CEX) and leaves less robust signals only for short cables close to the peripherals (CEX to device).

This robustness makes the system resistant to electromagnetic interference and permits the installation of long cables without signal loss. Furthermore, it includes redundancy with CAN Bus isolation, making the system operational even in case of a CAN Bus break of line.

Light Weighted

Wiring reduction and optimization

Robustness

Resistance to electromagnetic interference

Large Vehicles

Long distance cables with no signal loss

 

Redundancy

Redundancy

Safety is a critical factor in the drone industry, especially when focusing on a UAV Certification. Redundancy is a basic feature for any system which is a candidate to pass exams and tests with demanding safety levels, remaining operational even in case of a CAN Bus break of line.

The redundant CAN Bus includes galvanic isolation, in order to avoid the propagation of electrical failure in the system. In the case that one of the lines became affected by an electrical issue, the other CAN Bus line will remain operative and unaffected.

Redundant CAN Bus

Fail Operational

Galvanic Isolation

Certification

 
Features
Redundant power input 2x  (6 – 60VDC) | Independent supplies | Reverse polarity protection
Power outputs1x 3.3VDC (100 mA) | 1x 5VDC (100mA)
Energy consumption3 W
CAN Bus 2x CAN bus (2 or 3 wires)
Serial portsVeronte CEX: 2x UART 
I2C1
Digital outputs (PWM)8x 5VDC
Digital inputs (ECAP)4x 5VDC
Analogue inputs8 – 2x 0-36VDC | 2x 0-12V |2x 0-5V | 2x 0-3.3V
SafetyTemperature sensor, isolated redundant CAN bus
DimensionsVeronte CEX: 68x25mm
WeightVeronte CEX: 15g
Light installation2 wire CAN bus installation
Robust designHigh-performance components | Robust enclosure with IP66 protection
RedundancyCAN bus redundancy management
VersatilityExpansion ports, long wiring, sensor condenser, failsafe configurations…

Veronte CEX Expander

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