QuickLogic and SensiML Launch Hackster.io Climate Change Challenge Contest
Use QuickLogic’s Open Source QuickFeather Development Kit and SensiML’s Analytics Studio Toolkit to create smart IoT solutions to help tackle climate change
Contest is open now
QuickLogic Corporation, a developer of ultra-low power multi-core voice-enabled SoCs, embedded FPGA IP, and Endpoint AI solutions, announced that it has joined forces with SensiML to spearhead an initiative to aid in the creation of new and innovative technological solutions to the global climate change crisis.
The initiative entails the co-sponsorship of the Climate Change Challenge, a contest through the Avnet Hackster.io online community, which has over 1.5M members across 150 countries. Contributors can use the ultra-low power EOS S3 on QuickLogic’s open source QuickFeather development board and the SensiML Analytics Toolkit to develop their best intelligent IoT ideas to help address climate change. They can then submit their projects to the highly qualified panel of judges for evaluation and become eligible for prizes for winning submissions.
The problem of climate change is well known for its potential to globally impact human civilization as well as the natural environment. From weather events, to agriculture, to water supplies, to health and safety – climate change touches on nearly all aspects of our daily lives. Technical innovation can play a critical role in slowing and ultimately stemming this tide – that’s why QuickLogic and SensiML created this challenge. By providing silicon, software, and development boards as part of an open source environment and delivering those to the development community at large, the companies are offering their technology to the thousands of engineers who have ideas that can help.
The QuickFeather Development Kit is an ideal platform, which together with the SensiML toolkit, enables developers to add AI and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities to endpoint IoT applications quickly. The kit features the QuickFeather board with a small form factor board powered by QuickLogic’s EOS S3, the first FPGA-enabled Arm Cortex-M4F MCU to be fully supported by the Zephyr RTOS. Unlike other development kits that are based on proprietary hardware and software tools, QuickFeather is based on open source hardware, which is compatible with the Adafruit Feather form factor and is built around 100% open source software (including the SymbiFlow FPGA tools, and Renode emulation environment.)
The SensiML Analytics Toolkit is integrated with the QuickFeather Development Kit and adds the capability for designers to create “smart” IoT applications using AI and AutoML technology. The SensiML tools make it easy to add sophisticated AI for low-power processors and MCUs without requiring major compute resources or cloud connectivity, making it the perfect development tool for smart endpoint IoT applications.
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