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VECTOR-600 vs AP04 Comparison




Specification

AP04

VECTOR

MIL-STD-810F qualified

-

Yes

MIL-STD-461F qualified

-

Yes

Designed to IP Rating

IP63

IP63

Weight

255g

180g (lighter*)

Size

59.7 x 68 x 74.5 mm

45 x 68 x 74.5 mm (smaller*)

CPU

Twin redundant Atmel CPU with ARM7TDMI embedded core

Twin redundant Atmel CPU with ARM Cortex A5 embedded core (faster)

Memory RAM

256 KiB

256 MiB (1024 times more)

Memory Flash

1 MiB

256 MiB (256 times more)

Failsafe

-

Watchdog enabled hot reset in flight (safer)

Onboard Diagnostics

Yes

Improved

Configurability

PLD: 500 logic elements

FPGA: 50,000 logic elements

I/O Lines

16

62

PWM Rate

50 or 200 Hz

50, 200 or 400 Hz

PWM Signal

1-2 ms high, 1 us steps

0.8-2.2 ms high, 1 us steps

Serial Comms

2 simultaneous ports: either RS232, 422 and/or 485. Baud rates:

4.8k, 9.6k, 19.2k, 38.4k

3 x RS232 (up to 250 kbps)

2 x RS422/485 (up to 1 mbps)

CAN 2.0 A and B

-

2 x ports (up to 1 mbps)

Servo or GPIO Lines

12, LVTTL: PWM, Discrete Input, Pulse Counter (RPM), Strobe Light Signal.

24 (fully configurable), LVTTL: PWM, Discrete Input, Pulse Counter (RPM), Strobe Light Signal, GPS PPS.

Ethernet

-

10 Base Tx Channel according to IEEE 802.3 standard

High-Speed ADC Lines

-

8 x ADC inputs with 12-bit resolution and up to 1 MHz conversion rate. Conversion extends from 0-3.3V.

RTOS

-

Yes (FreeRTOS)

GNSS

GPS

Multi-constellation

GNSS Nav Update Rate

4 Hz

Up to 10 Hz

IMU Sampling Rate

200 Hz

Up to 1000 Hz

AHRS Dynamic Accuracy

~1.5º

~0.5º

Heading Accuracy

~3º

~1º

Angular Rate Sensor

Analog 300º/s

Digital High Performance 300º/s

Gains Settings Available

64

256+

Alarms

32

128+

Waypoints

100 (25 on non volatile memory) 400
     

 

*AP04 contains built-in 900 MHz datalink.

  • VECTOR has greater capabilities for demanding new manoeuvres and functionality (e.g. SATCOM, multi-UAV).

  • VECTOR is more configurable and features more parameters.