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Skynode Rev 11 (Jan 2022)
Customers of the Skynode reference design get notified of upcoming changes while the changes are in beta phase, to allow for more timely adoption. A more detailed technical description of the change implementation is provided to those customers as well. In case you are interested in this service, please contact [email protected]
- MIPI and PPB flat-ribbon connectors have been exchanged with a pin-compatible less fragile part
- Removed CAN bus termination on Skynode. Now Skynode adheres to the CAN standard, where the user is required to terminate the lines at the end of the bus
- New implementation of RTC circuit, increasing shelf-life to approximately a decade
- Added latching circuit to keep the ethernet switch powered in case of a power failure on the SOM
- RC input now supports PPM
- Current limit for SOM was tightened to 1.5A
- Added ESD protection on USB-C
- USB-C handshaking with MacBooks works more reliably now
- Revision of base board was incremented; now the EEPROM will contain the board rev
- Removed the unconnected CS2 and DRDy2 from SPI connector on FC IO Secondary breakout board, shrunk SPI connector to 9 pin
- Minor ESD hardening measures
- Minor internal component replacements to achieve extended temperature range and adapt to component availability
The evaluation kit will be updated in sync, a new GPS module with PPS support will be included as well as the according breakout boards.
A000036-05 (Pixhawk Adapter Board) and A000037-03 (Pixhawk Payload Bus breakout board) can be used with the Skynode revision 11, but the CAN bus needs to be terminated externally.
A000036-06 (Pixhawk Adapter Board) and A000037-04 (Pixhawk Payload Bus breakout board) should not be used with the Skynode revision 09.
Skynode revision 11 starts shipping in January 2022.
This revision is only compatible with AuterionOS 2.4.2 and later