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    VMX Robotics Controller

    The Studica Robotics VMX is a powerful robotics controller with technology for enabling a rich development environment.  The VMX is a Linux-based computing platform with software tools and features enabling access to cutting-edge sensors.

    This product is available for schools to purchase.

    MFR Part #: 70176
    $399.00
    Availability: 11 in stock

    The Studica VMX Robotics Controller;

    • Enables Tele-op and autonomous control
    • Supports Java and C++, future support for ROS
    • Integrates the navX-IMU, a Linux based controller, Gigabit Ethernet, USB3 ports and built-in Wifi/Bluetooth. 
    • Can be used an a Robot Control System or Vision/Motion processor
    • Supports Open CV, Tensor Flow, SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping)
    • Step File

    The Studica VMX leverages five recent key technology developments,

    • Highly-integrated, inexpensive, WiFi-enabled, multi-core Linux computing platform with lots of USB IO for expansion
    • 32-bit ARM Microcontrollers incorporating sophisticated I/O and digital communications engines
    • Low-cost MEMs Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs)
    • Powerful software providing rich libraries and tools for developing robot software in C++, Java
    • CAN bus for high-speed, real-time communication between devices

    The Studica VMX Technology Enables,

    • Far richer development environments and tools
      • Because VMX is much more than a robot controller – it is a powerful, Linux-based desktop computing platform with network/monitor/keyboard/mouse support.
    • Very powerful software features
      • State-of-the-art software development GUIs (e.g., VS Code) libraries and tools (drive-train kinematics, path-planning, vision processing, autonomous navigation, performance data acquisition/playback)
    • Access to cutting-edge sensors (for use outside the competition)
      • VMX’s multitude of modern digital communications interfaces and Linux-based operating system allow users to directly access most modern devices (e.g., Intel RealSense tracking and depth cameras and LIDAR).

    The Studica VMX circuit board and official firmware provide inertial and magnetic measurements, with a range, accuracy and update rate as described on this page, as well as a broad range of I/O and Digital Communication capabilities and flexible Power Management.

    Note that certain IMU performance specifications are only valid after a start-up Gyroscope/Accelerometer Calibration period, during which time the VMX-pi circuit board must be held still.

    Additional details can be found in the VMX Datasheet.

    Additionally, the specifications for the connector cables with come with each VMX are also documented on this page.

    ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
    Input Voltage:6-16V DC
    Output Voltages:5V, 3.3V
    Protection Features:Input Voltage Clamps;
    Under-voltage management;
    Output Current Limiting
    Communications Interface:USB, I2C, SPI, CAN,UART
    Power Connector:2-Pin JST VH Connector
    USB Connector:USB Micro-B
     
    IMU PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS
    Startup Calibration Period:15 seconds
    Gyro Sensitivity:+/- 2000 degrees/sec
    Accel Sensitivity:+/- 2 g
    Magnetometer Sensitivity:1.3 Gauss
    Yaw angle accuracy:~1 degree of drift/minute
    Yaw angle accuracy (when still):~.25 degree of drift/minute
    Orientation Data Update Rate:4-100 Hz
    Magnetometer Raw Update Rate:4 Hz
    Magnetometer Angular Accuracy:+/- 2 degrees
    Pitch/Roll Angular Accuracy:+/- 1.5 degrees

     

    ANALOG INPUT SPECIFICATIONS

    Number of Channels:4
    Resolution:12 bits

     

    DIGITAL IO SPECIFICATIONS

    Total Number of Channels:30
    Number of Input-capable & Interrupt-capable Channels:25
    Number of Output-capable & PWM-capable Channels:27
    Number of Quadrature Encoder Channel Pairs (HW-decode):5

     

    DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SPECIFICATIONS

    CAN Protocol (2.0b)1mbps
    SPI Protocol8 Mhz
    I2C Protocol400 kHz
    USB Protocol12 mbps
    UART Protocol115 kbps

     

     

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    The Studica VMX Robotics Controller;

    • Enables Tele-op and autonomous control
    • Supports Java and C++, future support for ROS
    • Integrates the navX-IMU, a Linux based controller, Gigabit Ethernet, USB3 ports and built-in Wifi/Bluetooth. 
    • Can be used an a Robot Control System or Vision/Motion processor
    • Supports Open CV, Tensor Flow, SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping)
    • Step File

    The Studica VMX leverages five recent key technology developments,

    • Highly-integrated, inexpensive, WiFi-enabled, multi-core Linux computing platform with lots of USB IO for expansion
    • 32-bit ARM Microcontrollers incorporating sophisticated I/O and digital communications engines
    • Low-cost MEMs Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs)
    • Powerful software providing rich libraries and tools for developing robot software in C++, Java
    • CAN bus for high-speed, real-time communication between devices

    The Studica VMX Technology Enables,

    • Far richer development environments and tools
      • Because VMX is much more than a robot controller – it is a powerful, Linux-based desktop computing platform with network/monitor/keyboard/mouse support.
    • Very powerful software features
      • State-of-the-art software development GUIs (e.g., VS Code) libraries and tools (drive-train kinematics, path-planning, vision processing, autonomous navigation, performance data acquisition/playback)
    • Access to cutting-edge sensors (for use outside the competition)
      • VMX’s multitude of modern digital communications interfaces and Linux-based operating system allow users to directly access most modern devices (e.g., Intel RealSense tracking and depth cameras and LIDAR).

    The Studica VMX circuit board and official firmware provide inertial and magnetic measurements, with a range, accuracy and update rate as described on this page, as well as a broad range of I/O and Digital Communication capabilities and flexible Power Management.

    Note that certain IMU performance specifications are only valid after a start-up Gyroscope/Accelerometer Calibration period, during which time the VMX-pi circuit board must be held still.

    Additional details can be found in the VMX Datasheet.

    Additionally, the specifications for the connector cables with come with each VMX are also documented on this page.

    ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
    Input Voltage:6-16V DC
    Output Voltages:5V, 3.3V
    Protection Features:Input Voltage Clamps;
    Under-voltage management;
    Output Current Limiting
    Communications Interface:USB, I2C, SPI, CAN,UART
    Power Connector:2-Pin JST VH Connector
    USB Connector:USB Micro-B
     
    IMU PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS
    Startup Calibration Period:15 seconds
    Gyro Sensitivity:+/- 2000 degrees/sec
    Accel Sensitivity:+/- 2 g
    Magnetometer Sensitivity:1.3 Gauss
    Yaw angle accuracy:~1 degree of drift/minute
    Yaw angle accuracy (when still):~.25 degree of drift/minute
    Orientation Data Update Rate:4-100 Hz
    Magnetometer Raw Update Rate:4 Hz
    Magnetometer Angular Accuracy:+/- 2 degrees
    Pitch/Roll Angular Accuracy:+/- 1.5 degrees

     

    ANALOG INPUT SPECIFICATIONS

    Number of Channels:4
    Resolution:12 bits

     

    DIGITAL IO SPECIFICATIONS

    Total Number of Channels:30
    Number of Input-capable & Interrupt-capable Channels:25
    Number of Output-capable & PWM-capable Channels:27
    Number of Quadrature Encoder Channel Pairs (HW-decode):5

     

    DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SPECIFICATIONS

    CAN Protocol (2.0b)1mbps
    SPI Protocol8 Mhz
    I2C Protocol400 kHz
    USB Protocol12 mbps
    UART Protocol115 kbps

     

     

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    Specifications:

    • Cable Length: 25 cm
    • Wire Gauge: 20 AWG
    • VMX-side Connector: JST-VH Wire Colors: Red (power), Black (ground)
    • Wallwart-side Connector:  2.1mm inner diameter, 5.5" outer diameter, center-positive