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The difference between IMU,Mag,Alt sensors in aero compute board and the sensors in flight controller

JPark541
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Hello, I am searching for some information about the sensors(IMU,Mag,Alt) before buying RTF kit.

What I'd like to know is the difference between sensors(IMU,Mag,Alt) in compute board and the sensors in flight controller.

(I found out that the board has BMI160, BMI150 and MS5611 and controller has MPU-6500, HMC5883L and MS5611)

The thing is.. Is there a key difference of role between the sensors?

For example, Intel Atom processor deals with RealSense, cameras, etc with information through the sensors(IMU,Mag,Alt) in compute board

and STM32 MCU only deals with flight control commands through the sensors in flight controller..?

Someone please help me out!

Regards,

Jason Park

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idata
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Hi Jason,

 

 

With the Intel Aero Ready-to-Fly Drone, the flight stack and QGround Control uses the sensors from the flight controller. The sensors build into the compute board can be used to develop an application on the Aero compute board and can be accessed with their respective interfaces, I2C and SPI.

 

 

You can find additional information on the Intel Aero Wiki:

 

https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/94-(References)-Sensors-GPIOs-LEDs-CAN-bus

 

 

There has also been some discussion on the Aero Github around the sensors.

 

https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/issues/221

 

 

Hope this answers your question.

 

 

Regards,

 

Jesus

 

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idata
Community Manager
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Hi Jason,

 

 

With the Intel Aero Ready-to-Fly Drone, the flight stack and QGround Control uses the sensors from the flight controller. The sensors build into the compute board can be used to develop an application on the Aero compute board and can be accessed with their respective interfaces, I2C and SPI.

 

 

You can find additional information on the Intel Aero Wiki:

 

https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/94-(References)-Sensors-GPIOs-LEDs-CAN-bus

 

 

There has also been some discussion on the Aero Github around the sensors.

 

https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/issues/221

 

 

Hope this answers your question.

 

 

Regards,

 

Jesus

 

JPark541
Beginner
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Thank you so much for your helpful response!

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