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JPark541
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Connection between Aero Compute Board and Flight Controller. UART? or HSUART?

Hello,

I'd like to ask you about a connection between the compute board and flight controller.

Description says (https://software.intel.com/en-us/aero/drone-kit https://software.intel.com/en-us/aero/drone-kit)

the flight controller is connected to the compute board over HSUART.

But, in the block diagram of the aero compute board(https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/boardsandkits/aero/intel-aero-compute-boar... https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/boardsandkits/aero/intel-aero-compute-boar...) shows that flight controller is connected to the compute board over UART.

Could you let me know which one is correct?

Look forward to your reply soon.

Regards,

Jason Park

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idata
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Hello, Jason

 

 

Thank you for your interest in Intel products.

 

Please follow the instructions in the link below:

 

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/boardsandkits/aero/apu-170405-pixhawk-flig...

 

 

If you have anymore questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra
JPark541
Beginner
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Hello, Alexandra

Thank you for your kind and swift reply.

I've checked over the pixhawk-flight-guide. The guide is helpful but a thing still remains uncertain.

Please check my understanding is correct:

*Case 1: Both the Intel aero flight controller and Altera max 10 FPGA are connected to the aero compute board

- HSUART from the compute board is connected to the FPGA

-> So, the aero flight controller is connected to the compute board via UART (Not HSUART)

*Case 2: Only the Intel aero flight controller is connected to the compute board

- HSUART to the FPGA is disconnected after a configuration process

-> Like pixhawk case, the aero flight controller is connected to the compute board via HSUART (Not UART)

Look forward to your response soon.

Regards,

Jason Park

idata
Community Manager
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Hello, Jason

 

As you mentioned, the Intel Aero Flight Controller is connected to the Altera MAX 10 FPGA via UART. The FPGA is then connected to the Aero Compute Board processor via HSUART. If you were to connect an external flight controller, for example the Pixhawk, then a HSUART connection would be needed from the flight controller to the Compute Board.

We apologize for the confusion in the documentation. We will go ahead and revise this page.

Regards,

 

Alexandra
JPark541
Beginner
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Hello, Alexandra

I appreciate your kind reply!

Hope you have great day!

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