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NXP joins Dronecode as Gold member and brings automotive-grade semiconductor solutions to the ecosystem

By September 6, 2018September 7th, 2018Announcements

The Dronecode Project welcomes NXP Semiconductor as a Gold member. NXP joins a growing ecosystem and community of developers, end-users and technology companies. Dronecode serves as the vendor-neutral home for open source technologies like PX4®, QGroundControl®, and MAVLink.

NXP (NXPI, NASDAQ) is the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications. NXP drives innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security, privacy and smart connected IoT solutions markets.

Automotive-grade technology for drones and rovers

As the #1 automotive semiconductor supplier, NXP’s automotive and industrial technologies power cars today and drive autonomous vehicles of the future. The same technologies are in demand for industrial-grade drones, rovers and other small autonomous vehicles. NXP’s comprehensive drone and rover program solutions portfolio includes microcontrollers, processors, security and authentication, networking, sensors interface, and RF power components.

With decades of experience in radar, aerospace, RF, security, motor control, and battery management systems, NXP provides semiconductor solutions for every aspect of drone and rover development. Some solutions include:

"NXP is excited to join and support the Dronecode Project. This vibrant open source community is crucial to collaboration on research and development that advance the commercial drone industry, we look forward to sharing our insights, connecting the community ecosystem to industry partners, and bringing unprecedented access to automotive-grade autonomous vehicle technology used by carmakers."

Iain GallowayDrone Program lead, Systems Innovation within NXP Semiconductor

HoverGames hardware and coding challenges: Coming November 2018

Coming by end of the year, anyone anywhere — engineers, developers, programmers, tech enthusiasts and students around the world — can buy a low-cost, high-quality drone development kit and join a HoverGames challenge, a series of hands-on embedded hardware and coding challenges. Participants will learn drone development skills and design a small autonomous vehicle that can tackle real-world societal problems, from search and rescue to environmental cleanup.

The Hovergames drone platform is an open, modular development system which allows hands-on experimentation with both hardware and software. At home on your desk or in the classroom, it is a great low cost and complete starting point for working with Dronecode software and learning about PX4 code development.

Join us at InterDrone 2018

Dronecode aims to showcase our growing ecosystem and community, by providing unique educational content for InterDrone attendees, Keynotes, Panels, Classes, and hands-on demos.

Joining Dronecode at InterDrone, NXP will demonstrate their newest technologies together with Dronecode members Airlango, Auterion, AirMap, and UVify at booth 822.

InterDrone is the leading conference and exposition for the drone industry in North America, hosted at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, September 5-7.

The three-day conference attracts drone service providers, engineers, developers, end-users and manufacturers from all over the world to discuss trends and developments in the commercial drone space.

Learn more about InterDrone 2018 on our blog.

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Ramón Roche

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