Electrical

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.

Warning

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.

Veronte I/O Signals

Electrical - Connector HEW.LM.368.XLNP

68 pin connector for Veronte Autopilot (frontal view)

Pin

Signal

Type

Comments

1

I/O1

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

2

I/O2

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

3

I/O3

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

4

I/O4

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

5

I/O5

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

6

I/O6

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

7

I/O7

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

8

I/O8

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

9

GND

GROUND

Ground signal for actuators 1-8

10

I/O9

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

11

I/O10

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

12

I/O11

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

13

I/O12

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

14

I/O13

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

15

I/O14

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

16

I/O15

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

17

I/O16

I/O

PWM/DIGITAL output /DIGITAL input signal (0-3.3V)

18

GND

GROUND

Ground signal for actuators 9-16

19

RS 232 TX

Output

RS 232 Output

20

RS 232 RX

Input

RS 232 Input

21

GND

GROUND

Ground signal for buses

22

Analog 4

Input Analog

Input 0-3V

23

Analog 5

Input Analog

Input 0-3V

24

GND

GROUND

Ground signal for buses

25

CanA P

I/O

CANbus interface. It supports data rates up to 1 Mbps

26

CanA N

I/O

Twisted pair with a 120 Ω Zo recommended

27

GND

GROUND

Ground signal for buses

28

CANB_P

I/O

CANbus interface. It supports data rates up to 1 Mbps

29

CANB_N

I/O

Twisted pair with a 120 Ω Zo recommended

30

GND

GROUND

Ground signal for buses

31

I2C_CLK

Output

Clk line for I2C bus

32

I2C_DATA

I/O

Data line for I2C bus

33

GND

GROUND

Ground for 3.3 V power supply

34

3.3V

POWER

3.3 V-100 mA power supply

35

GND

GROUND

Ground for 5 V power supply

36

5V

POWER

5 V – 100 mA power supply

37

GND

GROUND

Ground for analog signals

38

ANALOG_1

Input

Analog input 0-3 V

39

ANALOG_2

Input

Analog input 0-3 V

40

ANALOG_3

Input

Analog input 0-3 V

41

GND

GROUND

Ground for FTS signals

42

FTS_OUT

Output

Deadman (i.e. Heart-Beat, Alive…) signal from comicro, monitors main MPU 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.

43

FTS2_OUT

Output

Output is 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

44

GND

GROUND

Ground signal for safety buses

45

V_ARB_TX

Output

Veronte comicro UART output to activate safety mechanism

46

V_ARB_RX

Input

Veronte comicro UART output to activate safety mechanism

47

GND

GROUND

Ground signal comicro power supply

48

V_ARB_VCC

POWER

Veronte comicro power (6.5 to 36 V)

49

FTS3_OUT_MPU

Output

MPU alive voting signal, to use with 4xVeronte. It is a Square Wave at [100,125] Hz

50

OUT_RS485_P

Output

Non-inverted output from RS485 bus

51

OUT_RS485_N

Output

Inverted output from RS485 bus

52

IN_RS845_N

Input

Inverted input from RS485 bus

53

IN_RS845_P

Input

Non-inverted output from RS485 bus

54

RS-485_GND

GND

Ground for RS-485 bus

55

EQEP_A

I/O

DIGITAL output / DIGITAL input / Encoder quadrature input A (0-3.3 V)

56

EQEP_B

I/O

DIGITAL output / DIGITAL input / Encoder quadrature input B (0-3.3 V) WARNING!: Only use it as digital I/O with Veronte units of Hardware version 4.5 or lower

57

EQEP_S

I/O

DIGITAL output / DIGITAL input / Encoder strobe input (0-3.3 V)

58

EQEP_I

I/O

DIGITAL output / DIGITAL input / Encoder index input A (0-3.3 V)

59

GND

GROUND

Ground for encoders

60

V_USB_DP

I/O

Veronte USB data line

61

V_USB_DN

I/O

Veronte USB data line

62

V_USB_ID

I/O

Veronte USB ID line

63

FTS_OUT_MPU

Output

Abort mission voting signal from MPU, to use with 4xVeronte. Bit Low (0 volts) if mission OK. High (3.3 volts) if mission wants to be terminated.

64

FTS2_OUT_MPU

Output

Abort mission voting signal 2 from MPU, to use with 4xVeronte. Bit Low (0 volts) if mission OK. High (3.3 volts) if mission wants to be terminated.

65

GND

GROUND

Veronte ground input

66

ND

GROUND

Veronte ground input

67

VCC

POWER

Veronte power supply (6.5 to 36 V)

68

VCC

POWER

Veronte power supply (6.5 to 36 V)

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.

Joystick

To use the joystick 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.

Electrical - Futaba T10 Joystick

Futaba T10 Joystick

Electrical - Futaba T10 pinout

Futaba T10 pinout

Electrical - 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.

Warning

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

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

Electrical - Jack pinout

PPM pinout

Electrical - Jack

PPM connector