Pixhawk 2.1 - the Cube (Edison ready) + Here GNSS

Pixhawk 2.1 - the Cube (Edison ready) + Here GNSS

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  • Model: PIXHAWK_2_EDISON_HERE_GNSS (42440)

Pixhawk 2 The Cube is the famous and successful latest version of the world famous controller developped in the PX4 open source project. It benefits from numerous improvements which ensure its position of the current most advanced electronics available.

More than a simple flight controller, Pixhawk 2 is a solution suitable for countless unmanned systems including multirotor drones, planes, helicopters, VTOL aircrafts, boats, cars, uboats, etc.


The most important improvements of this second Pixhawk version can be found in the CUBE.

Indeed, it embeds quality technological modules offering several features like a high performance IMU. The CUBE embeds a triple redundant IMU that is isolated, dampened and includes a heating system. Thanks to that, the Pixhawk 2 is a controller suitable for operations below freezing point.

In addition to that, the CUBE is connected to the carrier board with just a DF17 connector. This means it is a modular system.

Intel Edison

The Pixhawk 2 carrier board has a specific slot in order to integrate a Intel Edison module.

This allows to completely set the Pixhawk 2, by offering a development space that allows to add countless embedded features and functionnalities in-flight.

Key features

  • CUBE modular design
  • dampened and isolated IMU
  • triple redundant IMU
  • Suitable for numerous platforms
  • CM precision GPS
  • Multiple GPS
  • Open source development


Here GNSS GPS module is the perfect fit for the Pixhawk 2. It was specifically designed and built to work with this world leading open source flight controller.

Indeed, it provides a precise positionning information by allowing multiple GNSS reception of the most popular and efficient current systems, including brand new ones (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo). Thanks to that, you benefit from the maximum satellite reception at all dense with this dense covering.

The HERE GNSS GPS module also benefits from a double 3-axis magnetometer for spacial orientation.

Notification: Here GNSS has a new kind of magnetometer since October, 27 2017. It implies specific steps of configuration depending on the firmware uploaded on the Pixhawk 2.1 (see "Links" section).

Technical specifications

  • PixHawk 2.1
    • IMU:
      • 3 x accelerometers
      • 3 x gyroscopes
      • 3 x magnetometers
      • 2 x barometers
    • IMU dampened and isolated
    • IMU temperature controlled
    • Slot for Intel Edison
    • SD card slot
    • micro-USB interface
    • Connectivity:
      • 5 x serial ports
      • 2 x CAN ports
      • 2 x I2C ports
      • 2 x power ports
      • 1 x ADC port
      • 8 x dedicated opto capable PWM out
      • 6 x GPIO that can also be used for PWM
      • Dedicated Spektrum RX port
      • S.BUS in and out, PPM in
    • Weight: 75gr
    • Dimensions (L x W): 94 x 43 mm
    • Height (Cube included): 31 mm
    • Mounting: M2.5
    • Concurrent reception of up to 3 GNSS (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou)
    • Industry leading - 167 dBm navigation sensitivity
    • Security and integrity augmentation systems
    • Supports all satellite augmentation systems
    • Advanced jamming and spoofing detection
    • Notification RGB LED
    • Magnetometer: ICM20948 and LIS3MDL
    • 6CM Ground plane
    • Weight (with cable): 49gr
    • Diameter: 68 mm
    • Height: 17 mm

Scope of delivery

  • 1 x "Cube" (head)
  • 1 x Carrier board (body)
  • 1 x HERE GNSS GPS module
  • 1 x Power brick mini
  • 1 x SD card (inside the Cube)
  • 1 x Buzzer
  • 1 x I2C splitter (6 plugs)
  • 1 x Power cable 1 (to DF13)
  • 1 x Power cable 2 (to JST-GH)
  • 1 x GPS1 cable
  • 1 x GPS2 cable
  • 2 x Telemetrie cables (to DF13)
  • 1 x Micro-USB to USB cable
  • 4 x Screws (M2.5x8)
  • Double sided foam tapes
  • User manual (in english)


  • [31/01/2018] IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION, with the New Here GNSS, if you are using:


  • The Intel Edison is not included in the pack
  • It is possible to connect Pixhawk 1 modules (like GPS) to the Pixhawk 2
  • The Pixhawk 2 can not be delivered to Ukraine and Iran
  • The Intel Edison is not mandatory to use the Cube
  • Manufacturer reference: HX4-06021

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