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Matek Systems GPS M8Q-CAN UAVCAN GPS Module support COMPASS Galileo for RC Drone FPV Racing Multirotor


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                  • ArduPilot AP_Periph F303 CAN node
                  • GPS SAM-M8Q (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo)
                  • Magnetic Compass QMC5883L
                  • Barometer DPS310
                  • UART1, Firmware update
                  • UART2, onboard GPS
                  • UART3, MSP Protocol (To be supported)
                  • CAN, UAVCAN Protocol
                  • I2C, onboard QMC5883L & DPS310
                  • I2C JST-GH connector, external AirSpeed sensor
                  • CAN bootloader LED, Blue
                    • Fast blinking,  No communication between CAN node and Flight Controllers
                    • Slow blinking, Communicating between CAN node and Flight Controllers
                  • GPS PPS LED, Green
                    • blinking(1Hz) when GPS has 3D fixed
                  • Boot button
                  • Input voltage range: 4~6V
                  • Power consumption: 100mA
                  • Operating Temperatures: -20~80 °C
                  • 29mm*29mm*9.7mm
                  • 11.3g


                  • 1x M8Q-CAN
                  • 2x JST-GH-4P to JST-GH-4P 20cm silicon wire


                  • u-blox M8Q series has no external flash memory
                  • Compass Alignment(Arrow forward and flat mounting):
                    Ardupilot/Mission Planner: Rotation None
                  • Make sure to have compass/magnetometer 10cm away from power lines/ESC/motors/iron based material
                  • The scratches on ceramic antenna are the result of tuning the antenna by ublox.
                  • UART3 MSP Protocol is not implemented for now.
                  MPS Parameters 

                  ArduPilot (latest firmware after Sep.09)
                  • Serialx_PROTOCOL  = 32  (MSP) where x is the SERIAL port used for connection on autopilot.
                  • GPS TYPE = 19 (MSP)
                  • GND_PROBE_EXT  = 4096  (MSP Baro)
                  • GND_PRIMARY = 1  (If you want to use MSP baro as primary baro, otherwise leave as default)
                  • COMPASS_TYPEMASK  0   (make sure MSP bit is not checked)
                  INAV  (since 2.6)

                  • In ports tab, Enable MSP on corresponding UART that M8Q-CAN connected
                  • feature GPS
                  • set gps_provider = MSP
                  • set mag_hardware = MSP
                  • set baro_hardware = MSP

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