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NXP’s Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit is a comprehensive, secure, and power-optimized solution designed to accelerate prototype and development of an IoT end node. Rapid IoT integrates 11 NXP devices (microcontroller, low-power connectivity, sensors, NFC, secure element, power management, interface) in a small form-factor hardware design, and combines it with proven software enablement (drivers, RTOS, middleware, cloud connect) and a web IDE with GUI-based programming. Rapid IoT provides the easiest and fastest path for anyone to take their connected thing idea to a proof-of-concept.
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RDDRONE-FMUK66 flight management unit (FMU) reference design is the foundation used to build industrial robotic drones, rovers, and other small autonomous vehicles. This reference design runs PX4, the de facto standard for industrial-grade drones, and gives you freedom to develop your own robotic vehicle. Furthermore, the FMU is versatile and can run other open source or proprietary flight stacks. It is used to control and direct the navigation and real-time response to its environment. It is adaptable to many airframes and vehicle types, including ground and water-based robots. It performs sensor fusion, including GPS and other positioning inputs for autonomous navigation to mission way points. The open, extensible platform supports many additional sensors.
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Fight Fires with Flyers Whether man-made or natural, fires are difficult to predict and control. Fires cause billions in damage, destroy entire towns and forests and put countless lives in danger, including first responders at the front line. HOVERGAMES IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO HELP The objective of this contest is to build a solution that enables your HoverGames drone to assist fire fighters in their duties – in any way you can imagine, from wildfires to urban fires. The NXP HoverGames drone development kit includes everything you need to get started on your flying robot. What will you enable your HoverGames drone to do? Does your drone help coordinate firefighting teams? Does it deliver supplies or extend communications or logistics networks to difficult-to-reach areas? Scan burning buildings to pinpoint hot spots? Or does it detect and prevent fires before they start? To kick off your brainstorm, here are some ideas: Extend communications to difficult to reach areas Pinpoint hot spots Monitor emerging fires and potential restarts Track and monitor resources, animals, and people in danger Lead someone out of the wilderness Provide insights on situational awareness Deliver a resource to a trapped person, like a gas mask or a flare, or CB radio Allow only authorized access to the drone Identify and approve drone operators Identify other drones that should not be in the area
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