Pixhawk® is an independent project aiming at providing high-end industry standard autopilot hardware to the academic, hobby and industrial communities at low costs and high availability. It provides hardware for the Linux Foundation DroneCode® and PX4® projects. It originated from the PIXHAWK student project. The rightful owner of the Pixhawk registered trademark is Lorenz Meier.
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®.
Pixhawk 4 (coming soon!) is the latest update to the successful family of Pixhawk flight controllers. It is designed and developed in collaboration with Holybro® and the PX4 team. Optimized to run the full Dronecode stack, Pixhawk 4 comes preinstalled with the latest PX4 firmware (v1.7).
If you want to contact us, please post on our discussion server, write to the project maintainer Lorenz Meier, email@example.com, 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.