The Pixhawk® 6C with M8N GPS is the latest update to the successful family of Pixhawk® flight controllers, based on the Pixhawk® FMUv6C Open Standard and Connector Standard. It comes with PX4 Autopilot® pre-installed. Inside the Pixhawk® 6C, you can find an STMicroelectronics® based STM32H743, paired with sensor technology from Bosch® & InvenSense®, giving you flexibility and reliability for controlling any autonomous vehicle, suitable for both academic and commercial applications.
The Pixhawk® 6C's H7 microcontroller contain the Arm® Cortex®-M7 core running up to 480 MHz, has 2MB flash memory and 1MB RAM. Thanks to the updated processing power, developers can be more productive and efficient with their development work, allowing for complex algorithms and models. The FMUv6C open standard includes high-performance, low-noise IMUs on board, designed to be cost effective while having IMU redundancy. A vibration isolation System to filter out high-frequency vibration and reduce noise to ensure accurate readings, allowing vehicles to reach better overall flight performances.
The Pixhawk® 6C is perfect for developers at corporate research labs, startups, academics (research, professors, students), and commercial application.
The Power Management Board (PM Board) serves the purpose of a Power Module as well as a Power Distribution Board. In addition to providing regulated power to Pixhawk 4 and the ESCs, it sends information to the autopilot about battery voltage and current that is supplied to the flight controller and the motors.
Last up, the M8N GPS has an UBLOX M8N module, IST8310 compass, tri-colored LED indicator, and a safety switch. There are 3 different connectors options for different purposes. This module ships with a baud rate of 38400 5Hz.
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Upgrading from a Pixhawk 2.4.8 to this, so I needed to replace every cable, which was annoying (cable crimp standard changed between these models). But once I got all the right cables, this was definitely a better Pixhawk. More stable GPS connection, doesn't have the 1M/2M flash bug with ArduCopter. But I already have a power distribution board on the quad so rather than re-solder everything on that to this huge power module and then find a place for it on the drone, I just swapped out the PM. I would have bought the kit with the PM02 in the first place but it was on backorder.