Pins and Connectors of NT Modules

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A potentially confusing variety of NT modules are around. Generally they can be distinguished into what could be called "generic OlliW" modules, into modules by third parties which either are derived from the "OlliW" modules or are independent designs, and onto modules which are build by using hardware from other projects.

For the "generic OlliW" modules the version number serves two purposes: First, it distinguishes the version of the particular design. For instance, a v2.5 motor module is a later design than a v2.4 motor module. It either may have just minor corrections and improvements as compared to the v2.4 module, but also might be a totally different design. Second, the major version number distinguishes the electric scheme and therefore which firmware has to be run on them. For instance, a v2.4 and v2.5 motor module are different designs but are based on the same electric scheme and thus need to be loaded with the same firmware. In contrast, the v1.x, v2.x, and v3.x IMU modules are different in design but also different electric schemes and hence need each to be flashed with a different firmware. The "x" in the version number is generally used as a placeholder for any subversion number.

Micro NT v2.x Modules

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NT v2.x Modules

The NT v2.x modules can have a 4 pin JST-SH plug for the NT bus connector, and a 6-pin JST-SH header for the NT-X bus, with the pin assignments as shown below. The connections might also be exposed as solder pads. The modules in addition usually offer a BOOT0 solder jumper, and some expose the SWD pins, to allow for a first-time flashing. Some modules offer some further solder jumper for configuring them, and some may provide access to additional extension pins.

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NT v1.x Modules

The NT v1.x modules have a 4 pin JST-SH plug for the NT bus connector, with the pin assignments as shown below. They in addition offer a BOOT0 solder jumper, to allow for a first-time flashing. Some modules offer some further solder jumper for configuring them, some others expose also the SWD pins, and yet some others may provide access to additional extension pins.

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CC3D Atom NT Imu Module

On the CC3D Atom boards the Main Port plug is used as NT bus connector, with the pin assignments as shown below. Further information on the CC3D Atom can be found here.

Comment: To close the IMU ID selector, connect the indicated pin to GND.

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ENSYS NT Imu Module

These modules are available from Ensys. For further information and the vendor's page please see Ensys NT Modules.

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midimon's NT Imu Module

These modules are derived from the Mini NT IMU v1.x with MPU9250. For further information please see midimon's NT IMU Module.

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