CysBOX

Main module (processor / router / server)

CysBOX Sytem is an open and scalable system which allows the electronic management of the boat by using the most recent technologies (ARM processors, radio communications, etc.) while remaining compatible with existing wiring (NMEA183, NMEA2000, etc.), and which is made up of following modules:

  • CysBOX : central unit, “heart” of the system, which offers advanced functionalities based on open-source software: existing software (signal-K server, mapping, etc.) or own developments (pilot, alarm management, etc.)
    • Processor:
      • Quad-core ARM at 1.5GHz (Raspberry Pi4B)
    • Connectivity :
      • USB : 3 x USB “Host”
      • PC : 1 x USB “Device”
      • NMEA1, NMEA2 : 2 x NMEA0183
      • COM1, COM2 : 2 x HS serial links (1 Driver, 1 GP)
      • CAN : 1 x NMEA2000
      • AUDIO : 1 x Analog/Audio
      • HDMI : 1 x Video (optional external screen)
      • GPS : 1 x SMA (active GPS antenna)
      • RF : 1 x SMA (RF remote control antenna)
      • LAN : 1 RJ45 Gigabit/Ethernet
    • Internal functions :
      • Slot Pi4B :
        • I/O 40 and USB3
        • Power management
        • Gigabit/Ethernet and Wifi
        • Bluetooth
      • HUB USB (1 reversible port for PC connection)
      • GPS : update rate up to 18Hz (U-Blox)
      • 9-axis IMU: 10Hz measurement frequency (BNO085-Hillcrestlabs)
      • RF433Mhz : CysRC pilot remote control (RFM69)
      • UART HS :
        • NMEA2000 (CAN gateway ATMEGA64M1)
        • NMEA0183 (2)
      • HS serial port (2 including CysPWR pilot link)
      • 433MHz radio interface (dedicated to the CysRC pilot remote control)
      • Analog / Audio interface
    • Applications :
      • Pilot (cypilot)
      • Voice alarms (cyalarm)
      • Open source applications compatible with Raspberry OS

  • CysPWR : power unit for helm control
    • Processor :
      • ATMEGA64M1
    • Connectivity :
      • Power : 1 x DC04 Power input (max 40A)
      • Motor : 1 x DC04 Helm motor output (eg: L&S clutch, max 40A)
      • Rudder : 1 x AU05 Rudder angle sensor and temperature probe inputs (option)
      • Clutch : 1 x AU05 Cylinder clutch output and Bar stop inputs (option)
      • Serial : 1 x AU05 Serial link HS CysBOX
      • CAN : 1 x NMEA2000 (option)

  • CysRC : remote control (IP68)
    • 433MHz radio
    • software optimized
    • changing mode via remote control
    • tack command
    • consumption optimization
    • IP68