Pixhawk is an independent, open-hardware project aiming at providing high-end autopilot hardware to the academic, hobby and industrial communities at low costs and high availability. It provides hardware for the Linux Foundation DroneCode project. It originated from the PIXHAWK Project of the Computer Vision and Geometry Lab of ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and Autonomous Systems Lab as well from a number of excellent invididuals (Contact and Credits).
The Pixhawk autopilot module runs a very efficient real-time operating system (RTOS), which provides a POSIX-style environment (i.e. printf(), pthreads, /dev/ttyS1, open(), write(), poll(), ioctl(), etc). The software can be updated with an USB bootloader. We support multiple flight stacks: PX4 and APM.
- 168 MHz Cortex M4F CPU (256 KB RAM, 2 MB Flash)
- Sensors: 3D ACC / Gyro / MAG / Baro
- Integrated backup, override and failsafe processor with mixing
- microSD slot, 5 UARTs, CAN, I2C, SPI, ADC, etc
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Contact and Credits
If you want to contact us, please write to the mailing list or to the project maintainer Lorenz Meier, firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the people listed on the Contact and Credits page. Our infrastructure is supported by the Computer Vision and Geometry Lab. We provide hardware for the autopilot projects supported by the Linux Foundation DroneCode effort and its industry partners.