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Firms Team Up for Climate Change Project Contest

It is not too late to create a Proof of Concept for an intelligent IoT edge solution and enter for the chance to win over $70k in prizes in the Climate Change Challenge. QuickLogic has teamed up with its subsidiary SensiML to spearhead an initiative to address 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, says QuickLogic. 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.

Key dates:

  • Contest begins
    November 23, 2020 at 6:00PM PT
  • Applications for hardware close
    January 7, 2021 at 11:59PM PT
  • Hardware recipients announced
    January 8, 2021 at 9:00AM PT
  • Submissions close
    April 26, 2021 at 11:59PM PT
  • Winners announced by
    May 12, 2021

The QuickFeather Development Kit 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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For More Details About the Contest:

Please visit QuickLogic’s website at www.quicklogic.com/climate-change-challenge

 and Hackster’s website at www.hackster.io/contests/quickfeather

QuickLogic | www.quicklogic.com


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Firms Team Up for Climate Change Project Contest

by Circuit Cellar Staff time to read: 2 min