An intermediate flight controller is used for research and commercial systems, professional UAVs, and high-end personal UAVs. NXP's controllers and processors help design flight controllers with custom interfaces such as individual motor tachometers to detect failure or obstructions.
NXP wireless products will also help developers to include RFID and NFC in their systems. NFC can be used for authorizing a pilot to fly in a specific area/airfield or to make quick setting adjustments to the flying characteristics. As well, RFID is increasingly being implemented for inventorying items in indoor and outdoor assets, such as livestock and power-line transformers.
See how NXP integrates automotive and microcontroller technology to develop next-generation drones including high reliability, industrial quality, and additional security with drone-code compliant flight management unit running PX4.
Intermediate flight controller
MCU (Kinetis K Series)
K Series Cortex-M4
: Kinetis® K Series: High-Performance Microcontrollers (MCUs) based on Arm® Cortex®-M4 Core
: Kinetis® KV5x-240 MHz, Motor Control and Power Conversion, Ethernet, MCUs based on Arm® Cortex®-M7
: Kinetis® K64-120 MHz, 256 KB SRAM Microcontrollers (MCUs) based on Arm® Cortex®-M4 Core
: Digital Motion Sensor - 3D Accelerometer (±2g/±4g/±8g) + 3D Magnetometer