EDGE

Advanced drone controller with HDMI video input and 5.8 GHz data link

Full HD video streaming and telemetry up to 2 km. Featuring dual temperature-controlled IMUs, external UAVCAN GNSS module and wide range power module based on Hall sensor.

Temperature-stabilized dual IMU

Integrated heating maintains constant temperature of IMU and barometer to ensure stable operation in cold climate. In hot weather the aluminum body efficiently dissipates heat from the CPU.

Thin and sleek

Edge comes in a low-profile case with side-oriented connectors and can easily fit even in very compact drones.

Simple mounting

Threaded M2 mounting holes on the bottom offer a convenient and sturdy attachment to the frame.

Makes video streaming from a drone easier

There is no more need for a separate video transmission system. Edge has an integrated HDMI input and video compression engine allowing it to capture Full HD video from an onboard camera. Stream is delivered to the GCS over a long range 5.8 GHz Wi-Fi link.

Do I need to buy anything else for video streaming?

Nope. Two long-range Wi-Fi modules come in a bundle. One for Edge, another for a laptop. Nothing extra is required to get video stream from a camera.

What apps support streaming from Edge?

Works seamlessly with QGroundControl, just connect to Edge from your computer and video will appear on a screen. Also works with GStreamer.

Dual-processor architecture

ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit quad-core CPU

Full-fledged Linux system with plenty of resources handles general tasks, as well as networking and media.

ARM Cortex-M3 co-processor

Runs real-time operating system for time-sensitive tasks such as PWM output for motor control and RC signal decoding.

Easily customizible

Edge is built to be flexible. No matter if you’re assembling a copter as a hobby or building commercial drones — Edge is a perfect platform for any project.

Open-Source Code

Both the autopilot code and GCS code are open-source allowing for easy extension and modification.

Familiar Environment

Edge is based on a Debian-like OS, so adding your programs is as easy as on Raspberry Pi.

Flexible Extentions

It is easy to hook up your own payload be that parachute or an additional actuator.

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Edge kit

UAVCAN GNSS

External sensing unit packed with multi-GNSS receiver, dual magnetometers and high-precision barometer.

Sensor measurements are transferred to the drone controller over an industrial grade CAN bus using UAVCAN protocol.

Power Module with Hall Sensor

Reliably supplies Edge system with power and provides current and voltage measurement. Supports batteries up to 12S and current sensing up to 200A*.

Two power modules can be used simultaneously for a redundant setup.

*with upgraded connectors and wires

2x Long Range 5.8 GHz Wi-Fi Modules

Full HD video and telemetry link on a distance up to 2 kilometers. 5.8 GHz frequency band allows to use standard RC 2.4 GHz equipment with Edge without interference.

Powered by the best
open-source autopilot

Edge runs Ardupilot — the most fully-featured and robust autopilot software available. It supports MAVLink protocol, sophisticated flight control algorithms and various flight modes. The autopilot can control any vehicle: copter, heli, plane, sub, rover and boat.

Waypoint Navigation

Edge will guide the drone on a predefined mission from takeoff to landing without operator intervention.

Mission Control

During the flight system status is constantly monitored and delivered via telemetry to the ground control station.

Return to Landing

Custom triggers can be set to activate return to landing in cases such as low battery, telemetry link loss or other inflight events.

Payload Control

Edge can take control of multiple payloads: camera gimbal, retractable landing gear, parachute, crop sprayers and others.

Cross-platform Ground Control Station

We have added support for Edge in a user friendly and cross-platform QGroundControl GCS. Firmware updates, vehicle configuration, video control and mission planning - everything in one application. Simply connect your device to Edge Wi-Fi network - telemetry and video from the camera will appear on the screen.

Edge can also work with other MAVLink-capable GCS like Mission Planner, APM Planner or MAVProxy.*

*feature support in these GCSs may be limited

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M specifications

Edge drone controller

Processors: ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core, ARM Cortex-M3

IMU: 2x InvenSense ICM-20602 with temperature control

Barometer: Meas MS-5611

Size: 97 x 46 x 15 mm

Weight: 59 g

Operating t: -25...+80 ºC

Video input: port MicroHDMI

Video resolutions: Up to 1080p

RC Inputs: 1x PPM, 1x SBUS

RC Outputs: 12x PWM, 1x SBUS

Power inputs: 2x with current and voltage sensing

Extension ports: 2x CAN, 2x USB, 1x Serial+I2C,1x Serial+ADC

Connectors: JST-GH

GNSS Module

GNSS: uBlox NEO-M8N

Barometer: Meas MS-5611

Magnetometers: 2x IsenTek IST8310

Indicator: RGB LED

Ports: 2x CAN

Connectors: JST-GH

Size: 72 x 72 x 15 mm

Weight: 38 g

Operating t: -40...+80 ºC

Power Module

Input voltage 4.3 - 60 V

Max: current 60 A (200 A*) *with resoldered connectors and wire

Output voltage: 5 V

Output current: 3 A

Connectors: 2x XT60

Wire gauge: 10AWG

Size 30 x 40 x 10 mm

Weight: 22 g

Operating t: -40...+80 ºC

Wireless Data Link

Frequency: 5.180–5.825 GHz

Transmit power: Up to 27 dBm

Connectors: JST-GH

Certification: CE, FCC

Size: 79 x 62 x 19 mm

Weight: 52 g

Operating t: -0...+50C