Phenix Pro DevKit is the open-source version of RobSense Phenix Pro flight controller. DevKit is built on reconfigurable SoC and equipped with real time operating system. The flight platform supports 20+ I/Os including on-board sensors, mmWave radar, LiDAR, thermal camera，ultravision HD video tranceiver, etc.
Designed as next generation flight control system, Phenix Pro DevKit has built in multi-task scheduling for intelligent algorithms and hardware resource management. PhenOS enriches user experience with high stability and maneuverability by supporting real-time data fusion and attitude estimation.
Phenix Pro Devkit
Based on Xilinx Zynq SoC，Phenix Pro DevKit makes UAV as “flying robot”. Dual core ARM+FPGA allow advanced AI algorithms running on board, leading to 100x higher performance than GPU. Phenix Pro DevKit supports intelligent environment sensing, obstacle avoidance and autopilot.
The basic idea of the Phenix Pro DevKit is to use System on Chip with three processors: two ARMs and FPGA. While ARMs deals with flight controlling, task scheduling, hardware communications and data fusion loop, FPGA is reserved for user’s free development. With the benefits of Matlab Simulink, the widely used modelling software, DevKit offers simulink toolkit to include several predefined flight controlling models. By using advanced compilers, e.g. embedded coder and HDL coder (XiLinx), the model can be automatically translated into C/C++ and VHDL code or binary code that are directly implemented on DevKit hardware processors.
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