UAV V3 Development Platform
This is the new UAV Development Board v3 (aka, UDB3). The UDB3 board comes with a dsPIC30F4011 CPU, an MMA7260 three axis accelerometer, and two dual axis IXZ500 gyros (instead of three LISY300AL gyros with v2). The IXZ500 gyros have enough vibration tolerance to be used in RC heli applications.
By itself, the board can be used to develop a three axis IMU controller. With the addition of an EM406 GPS receiver it can be used to develop a UAV controller for an RC car, plane, helicopter, or boat. It comes with self-testing firmware that can serve as a starting point for you to develop your own control and navigation firmware. There is also fully functional, open source autopilot firmware available.
The board also supports a connection to the faster and more accurate UBlox GPS module. The easiest way to connecto to the GPS is with this adapter.
We suggest using the PICkit2 or PICkit3 to program the board. You will also need a cable DEV-00611 and a 6-pin header PRT-00131. See example connection photo to the right.
Note: On the 6 pin debug header, the pin next to the reset button is VPP, according to this convention.
- Connection for either a 20-Channel EM-406A SiRF III GPS Receiver or 50-Channel GS407 Helical GPS Receiver (receivers not included)
- PIC dsPIC30F4011 Controller (with onboard 3.3V and 5V glue logic)
- dsPIC runs at 120MHz with 16MHz resonator and PLL
- MMA7260 three axis accelerometer
- 2 IXZ500 dual axis gyros
- Up to 5 Input, 6 output PWM points
- 6-Wire debug header or ICSP header
- 2 Separate colored status LEDs
- 3 General purpose switches
- On board 3.3V and 5V regulators (150mA max)
- 10m Positional Accuracy / 5m with WAAS
- Spare USART connection for debugging, flight logging, wireless telemetry, etc.
- 4 Spare digital I/O pins for debugging
- Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.75 x 1.0"
- Weight: 34 grams (controller and GPS)