Hardware Overview

NavQ SOM

The SOM includes the processor, RAM, memory, and WiFi chip for the NavQ.

Summary

The NavQ SOM (System on Module) contains the brains of the NavQ. On this board, we have our i.MX 8M Mini processor, 2GB of LPDDR4 memory, 16GB of eMMC flash storage, and a QCA9377 WiFi AC + BT 5.0 chip. There are connectors on the bottom of this board that allow for modularity.

Components

Name
Details
NXP i.MX 8M Mini Processor
Quad ARM Cortex-A53, Cortex-M4 @ 1.8GHz
LPDDR4 Memory
2GB
eMMC Flash
16GB
Qualcomm WiFi/BT
802.11ac + BT 5.0

Dimensions

The NavQ's dimensions are 3" W x 2" L x 7/16" H.

Media Board

Summary

The Media Board consists of an SD Card slot, MIPI connectors for a camera serial interface as well as a display serial interface, and a PCIe connector.

Components

Name
Details
SD Card slot
MicroSD card compatible
MIPI CSI
Google Coral Camera connection
MIPI DSI
MIPI to HDMI adapter for full desktop
Image of Google Coral Camera + MIPI to HDMI Adapter:

Google Coral Camera Dimensions

The Google Coral Camera dimensions are 25mm x 25mm, as shown in the tech specs here:

Hovergames Interposer Board (HGI)

Summary

The HoverGames Interposer Board (HGI) is the final board in the stack and has a multitude of I/O for your needs in HoverGames. Connect sensors, switches, and LEDs to the NavQ using the HGI to drastically improve your drone system, and even control your drone using NavQ using offboard control with MAVROS.

Components

Name
Details
UART
3 UART ports for serial communication through JST-GH connectors.
USB-C
Powers the board and serves as an interface for flashing new firmware.
MicroUSB
Connect USB devices to this port such as keyboards and mice. USB hub included.
SPI
JST-GH connector for SPI interface.
Hirose IX Industrial Ethernet
IX Industrial ethernet cable is included.
2 Wire Automotive Ethernet
JST-GH connector for 2-wire ethernet as well as GPIO.
JTAG
Pads are available for JTAG. You may solder your own JTAG connector.
Boot Mode Switches
You can use these switches to boot from eMMC or SD card, or boot into fastboot.
GPIO
Through-hole points for GPIO headers.
RGB LED
WS2811 RGB LED available for status
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