Connections to computer¶
Each Veronte Autopilot 1x must be connected to a computer individually to configure it. The Management Board must also be connected individually.
There are two ways to connect a Veronte Autopilot 1x to a computer: USB or serial with RS-232. Both options require power supply for the connected Autopilot 1x. Attach the 4x Redundant Harness to the Connector 4 to connect a computer and any Autopilot 1x.
To use the RS-232 connection with a computer, an USB-RS232 converter is required.
Autopilot 4x with hardware version 1.8 has a Management Board, which is composed by 2 arbiters. Both arbiters have the external communications separated and both require configuration. Hence, Management Board requires two differents connections to a computer, each one configuring a different arbiter. Previous hardware versions only had one arbiter, requiring only one connection and configuration.
Arbiter A can be connected to a computer via RS-232 or CAN (through one internal 1x).
To connect a computer to Arbiter A via RS-232, the connection is as follows:
Another way to connect a computer to arbiter A is to use an Autopilot 1x as a CAN tunnel, so messages travel through intenal CAN connections. Nonetheless, an Autopilot 1x requires a configuration to perform tunnel communications, which is explained in the Autopilot 4x - Integration examples section of the 1x PDI Builder user manual.
Arbiter B does not have RS-232 port, hence the only way to connect B with a computer is trough CAN, as explained before.
Each arbiter will be identified by software applications as a different device.
To configure each Veronte Autopilot 1x and the arbiters, read the 4x Software Manual .