Here are some helpful documents describing the details of the Sentera Single.


Sentera Single Hardware Integration Guide


The Sentera Single allows users a large amount of flexibility with how to interface to the camera to provide power as well as power external devices directly from the camera. As described in the overview, there are multiple options available for users to interface with the Sentera Single. Detailed below are the currently supported devices.

  • Lockheed Martin Kestrel autopilot (3.3V UART)
  • Pixhawk autopilot (3.3V UART)
  • MAVLink based systems (3.3V UART)
  • Sentera based systems (100Base-T Ethernet)
  • GPS based triggering/metadata (PWR and 3.3V UART)
  • Sentera Light Sensor (3.3V I2C)
  • Customized ICD options available upon request


Cables to interface to the camera can be purchased directly from Sentera upon request. Major suppliers also offer pre-terminated cables/contacts for users to easily create their own cable installations that suit's each user's specific requirements.


The Sentera Single has a 100Base-T Ethernet interface that can be used for all camera functions through connector J1 as detailed below. Most standard interfaces do not require the Ethernet interface. This interface can also be used to access the cameras MicroSD card when on the ground.


J1 - Ethernet


Pin  Signal  Type    T568A Color

1TX+I/OGRN/WHT
2TX-I/OGRN
3RX+I/OORG/WHT
4RX-I/OORG
Connector: 53047-0410
Mating Connector: 51021-0400


The Sentera Single has a Power and I/O connector through connector J2 that is typically used to aid in triggering the camera from the flight controller or GPS receiver. This connector also provides a 3.3V voltage source to power the Sentera Light Sensor and/or an external GPS receiver.


J2 - Power and I/O


Pin  Signal      Type    Description

1VBATTPWR6 to 26V Input - 2.4W @ 12VIn typical
2GNDPWR
3(3V3)RXDI3.3V UART Input
4(3V3)TXDO3.3V UART Output
5VCC_3V3PWR3.3VDC @ 1A. Power Output
6GNDPWR
7(3V3)SCLI/O3.3V I2C - Light Sensor
8(3V3)SDAI/O3.3V I2C - Light Sensor
Connector: 53047-0810
Mating Connector: 51021-0800