It is great to have a vibrant community of users and partners.
CUAV, a ArduPilot partner, has recently announced the newest PixHack v5.
edit: CUAV just disclosed that the v5 will be available starting July.
And ArduPilot team, lead by @Andrew_Tridgell, has already started adding support for the v5, thanks to the new system (hwdef.dat) developed to make adding new hardware easier on the ChiBios builds of ArduPilot.
The PixHack v5 has a familiar look with other boards, with some changes on the carrier board, but the greatest change is perhaps the addition of the F765 cpu. Personally the USB C plug is also a welcome bonus (how many times does one have to rotate the plug to insert it correctly ).
The developer kit, is supplied with some accessories (with a Debug/SWD cable also) and with good quality soft silicon cables, and all cables have labels, which should take care of the “guessing game”…and if you don’t have one already, a USB C cable
The usual ports are present, but with the exception of the dual power input ports on the top of the carrier board, all the other ports are distributed on the sides.
The construction is remarkably solid, and both the central unit, as the carrier board have metalic cases.
When a manufacturer sends two CAN cables, is there an indication of future news from CUAV ?
And someone at CUAV had a shinny idea by getting a different way to show the indicator LED Should we name it the Cylon ?
It’s great to see the vibrant partner community coming up with new challenges for the ArduPilot team.
If your company wants to support ArduPilot please go http://ardupilot.org/about/Partners#howto