Qualcomm needs to do for drones what it did for smartphones
We have stated it earlier than, and we’ll say it once more: Qualcomm needs to be all over the place. So it isn’t too shocking to see the corporate delving into drones with its new Snapdragon Flight platform. Based mostly on its Snapdragon 801 processor, Flight goals to simplify drone improvement by giving corporations a single board for coping with drone communications and digital camera know-how. In fact, 4K video is entrance and middle, however Qualcomm additionally consists of help for quite a lot of sensors and its “Fast Cost” know-how. Flight is powered by a 2.26Ghz quad-core processor and Adreno 330 GPU, and it additionally has devoted video encoding and twin picture sensor help (for depth-sensing cameras). Anticipate to see the brand new platform hitting drones early subsequent yr — the primary buyer is Chinese language drone maker Yuneec, in accordance with Quick Firm.