Hi everyone! Here at NXP we are starting to ship the NavQ Companion Computer for HoverGames Challenge 2.
The NavQ is based on the NXP i.MX 8M Mini SoC, and has 2GB LPDDR4 memory + 16GB eMMC flash storage. It is a stack of boards - with the NavQ System on Module on top, a Media Board in the middle (SD Card slot, MIPI CSI/DSI connectors, Google Coral Camera, and HDMI Output), and the HoverGames Interposer board on the bottom (JST-GH connectors for connectivity with our HoverGames RDDRONE-FMUK66 and other PX4 autopilot FMUs). The NavQ comes with a Demo Linux distro pre-loaded to the SD card based on Ubuntu 20.04, and is fully compatible with ROS, GStreamer, and OpenCV.
There is also a full Yocto BSP with the latest 5.4 kernel available for deeply embedded/commercial applications.Here are a couple of videos showcasing some of the basic capabilities of NavQ:
Offboard control using MAVROS and OpenCV to track objects and autonomously center the drone on them
Video streaming to QGroundControl using GStreamer over a WiFi connection
At the moment the only way to get one is by joining NXP HoverGames. HoverGames Challenge 2 is open for applications, and by signing up you will receive a coupon code for NavQ if your application is accepted. It is heavily discounted to only $50. The sky is the limit for the projects you can create with the NavQ Companion Computer!
Sign up for HoverGames Challenge 2 by visiting: https://hovergames.com
Learn more about NavQ at: https://nxp.gitbook.io/8mmnavq
Purchase the NavQ Companion Computer by visiting: https://www.emcraft.com/component/content/article/79-nxp-8mmnavq-kit/1122-nxp-8mmnavq-kit-starter-kit
If you have any questions about NavQ and HoverGames Challenge 2, feel free to ask!