Software Choice for Pixhawk Hardware

Please select one of the options below for flight-related documentation (setup, tuning, flight modes):

PX4 Flight Stack

PX4 Flight Stack

PX4 Flight Stack

Flight control software from the PX4 dev team - comes as collection of individual apps / modules. Runs on top of the PX4 middleware layer.

APM Flight Stack

APM Flight Stack

APM

Flight control software from the APM dev team, single app / module. Runs on top of the PX4 middleware layer.

Pixhawk Hardware

All software solutions run on the Pixhawk autopilot, designed by the open hardware development team in collaboration with 3D Robotics.

PIXHAWK is the all-in-one unit, combining FMU and IO into a single package. With hardware floating point unit and SIMD. Details.

  • 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
  • Order from 3D Robotics Store
  • Order from Unmanned Tech
  • Order from BYOD
  • Order from UAV store
  • Order from onDrone UK

The Pixhawk hardware project has a lot more hardware units to offer, including an optical flow sensor board. Check out all hardware modules.

Credits

Pixhawk hardware and PX4 software is maintained by an open source volunteer development community (Contact and Credits) and its infrastructure is supported by the Computer Vision and Geometry Lab.

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