The main board includes the Parrot P6 central CPU of the AR.Drone. The P6 chip
has been specially designed for the AR.Drone. It includes a 468 MIPS ARM926EJ
Risc CPU and a video accelerator. The main board runs Linux along with AR.Drone
software. The main board includes 256 Mb 200 MHz 32 Bits MDDR RAM and 32Mb of
NAND Flash. It includes a Wi-Fi chipset from Atheros and an USB Port for direct
flashing and future extensions. The Atmel P6MU chip is a power management
chipset for the P6 chipset.
The main board includes also the 60 FPS vertical camera. The video resolution is
QCIF (176*144pixels) which, combined with the accelerometers, provides the
AR.Drone horizontal velocity.
The Parrot software performs:
- Stabilizing and auto piloting of the AR.Drone.
- Video compression (from VGA to QVGA and compressed with a MJPEG video codec
for the frontal camera, QCIF and MJPEG for the vertical one) and streaming.
- Managing the Wi-Fi communication with the external controllers over its own
The AR.Drone main board software is fully upgradable.
This kit includes 1 navigation board and 4 screws.