Veronte Avionics MEX stands as a powerful peripheral to ease the reduction of wire in autonomous vehicles at the time it allows to increase the number of devices in the system. It makes possible to relocate and to group sensors, actuators, payloads, motor controllers… enhancing the I/O connectivity in the Veronte Autopilot.
Veronte Avionics MEX includes a magnetometer, which detects direction and strength of a magnetic field, including the earthly field, which allows to obtain altitude and orientation references. With its easy integration, MEX becomes a quick solution for increasing connectivity capacity and allowing wiring optimization, especially in large systems.
Redundant CAN bus
-40 to +85 ºC
Dual CAN Bus communications
Extended I/O interfaces
Peripheral and actuators
With Veronte Avionics MEX, the data capacity for input and output in Veronte Autopilots or other devices is widely increased. The advanced design makes it possible to control or interface several peripherals (PWM, UART, RS232, RS485, Digital Output, I2C, Analog Inputs…) through a redundant CAN bus.
It can be used for both, expanding the I/O in the system or to interface devices with weak signals trought a robust communications protocol. If needed, multiple Veronte MEX boards can be installed in the same network for increasing the number of I/O ports or because of system architecture needs.
Veronte MEX is designed for the installation on autonomous vehicles, being offered in two different versions: Veronte MEX and Veronte MEX OEM. The MEX version is protected by an enclosure made of anodized aluminium 6061-T6, being robust against vibration in the range of an industrial-grade product.
The Veronte MEX OEM version is smaller and lighter, but requires mechanical protection when installed. Veronte MEX OEM weighs only 50g, while the MEX version weighs 100 g. Both versions come with reverse polarity protection, ESD protection, and independent power supplies in order to ensure the robustness of the system.
Wiring reduction and optimization
Resistance to electromagnetic interference
Long distance cables with no signal loss
Developed according to DO178C and DO254
Built-in microcontroller for real-time monitoring
Designed for critical applications
Smart Can Isolator
Smart Can Isolator
DO178C / ED-12 and DO254 aviation design standards are followed during the Veronte MEX development. It permits ensuring the hardware and software reliability for eVTOL and UAV certification and for the installation on critical devices. In addition, DO160 and MIL-STD-810 test permits ensure robustness to adverse environmental conditions.
The 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. It can be used with Veronte SCI for extended CAN bus protection.
Redundant CAN Bus
|Redundant power input||2x (6.5 – 36VDC) | Reverse Polarity Protection | ESD Protection | Independent supplies|
|Magnetometer||3 axis | 50 nT sensitivity | Magneto-inductive | HMR 2300 drop-in replacement|
|Robust||Stable and reliable over time and temperature | Radiation tolerant|
|CAN Bus||2x isolated CAN busses | CAN termination resistor configurable by software|
|I2C||1x I2C Digital Bus | Robust against ESD|
|PWM||4x PWM 5VDC output signals with ESD Protection (IEC-61000-4-2, level 4), between 10 Hz to 10 kHz | Protection against short circuits|
|RS-232||2x RS-232 buses for external devices | Protection against short circuits | Supports data rates between 9600 and 115200 bps | Robust against E SD|
|RS-485||1x full-duplex RS-485 interface | Interface for external devices with RS-485 communication |Supports data rates between 9600 and 115200 bps | Robust against ESD|
|ECAP / EQEP||2x digital ECAP 5V input signals | 2x digital input signals to support one EQEP (Enhanced Quadrature Encoder Pulse sensor)|
|Analog Inputs||4x analog input signals (5V, 5V, 12V, 36V)|
|Safety||1x Temperature sensor, with 0.5ºC resolution | VCP Communications|
|Weight||Veronte MEX: 100g (with enclosure) | Veronte MEX OEM 50g (without enclosure)|
|Size||MEX Version: 83 x 38 x 19mm | MEX OEM Version: 78 x 31 x 12mm|
|Certification||DO178-C | DO254 | DO160|
|Rugged design||Robust against vibration in the range of an industrial-grade product | Enclosure material Anodized-aluminum 6061-T6|
Veronte MEX v1.5
Veronte MEX v1.5 OEM