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ASW staff members are Pixhawk experts. The Pixhawk 2.1 is a high-performance autopilot suitable for fixed-wing, multi rotors, helicopters, cars, boats, subs or any other robotic platform that can move. It is designed for the needs of researchers, amateurs and industry professionals alike.

Key Features

  • 168 MHz / 252 MIPS Cortex-M4F

  • 14 PWM / Servo outputs (8 with failsafe and manual override, 6 auxiliary, high-power compatible)

  • Connectivity options for additional peripherals (UART, I2C, CAN)

  • Integrated backup system for in-flight recovery with dedicated processor and stand-alone power supply 

  • Backup system integrates mixing, providing consistent autopilot and manual override mixing modes (fixed wing use)

  • Redundant power supply inputs and automatic failover

  • External safety switch

  • Multicolor LED main visual indicator

  • High-power, multi-tone piezo audio indicator

  • microSD card for high-rate logging


  • 5x UART (serial ports), one high-power capable, 2x with HW flow control

  • 2x CAN (one with internal 3.3V transceiver, one on expansion connector)

  • Spektrum DSM / DSM2 / DSM-X® Satellite compatible input

  • Futaba S.BUS® compatible input and output

  • PPM sum signal input

  • RSSI (PWM or voltage) input

  • I2C

  • SPI

  • 3.3 and 6.6V ADC inputs

  • Internal microUSB port and external microUSB port extension


Power System and Protection

  • Diode controller with automatic failover

  • Servo rail high-power (max. 10V) and high-current (10A+) ready

  • All peripheral outputs over-current protected, all inputs ESD protected

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