Navio+ – New HAT-compliant Navio [+video]

We are happy to announce the new version of our Raspberry Pi autopilot – Navio+. With more than 300 Navios in the wild we’ve got plenty of feedback and now it is time for an upgrade.

Here’s a list of new features:

  • New version is compliant with Raspberry Pi’s HAT standard, it fits both on Raspberry Pi Model A+ and Model B+. Our favorite combination is with Raspberry Pi A+, it is very compact and fits on a 250mm quadcopter frame nicely.
  • Power module port. Power module provides clean power to Raspberry Pi and sensors from a Li-Po battery as well as current and battery voltage information.
  • New GNSS receiver – U-blox NEO-M8N, latest generation multi-constellation receiver that supports GPS/Glonass/Beidou and provides better precision and higher update rate. This receiver is supported by RTKLIB.
  • Triple source power supply with ideal diodes – now you can power your Navio+ simultaneously from power module, servo rail and Raspberry Pi’s USB. And if one power supply fails Navio+ simply switches to another.

And other improvements:

  • New MCX antenna connector for solid connection.
  • New RGB LED that looks much smoother.
  • Additional LED indicators.
  • Extended voltage range for PPM input – both 3.3V and 5V are supported.
  • AUX input\output for custom purposes.

Best regards,
Emlid team

P.S. Check out the video of Navio+ controlling the quadcopter