Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820A automotive chip has machine intelligence
It is about time for a brand new automative chip from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 602A was introduced approach again in 2014, so it isn’t an enormous shock to see the corporate unveil its new Snapdragon 820A chip right here at CES. Naturally, it brings all the advantages of the corporate’s excessive-finish Snapdragon 820 chip, together with the brand new sixty four-bit Kryo CPU, Adreno 530 GPU and LTE speeds of as much as 600 Mbps. Automotive makers may also faucet into the 820’s Zeroth machine intelligence capabilities to construct navigation and infotainment merchandise that really study over time (one thing NVIDIA can also be touting with its PX 2 automotive pc).
For probably the most half, the whole lot concerning the 820A is a serious step up from the 602A. It is obtained extra computing energy general, extra help for all kinds of sensors and it will be an much more highly effective networking hub. However Qualcomm is not eliminating its older chip — in reality, Audi plans to combine the 602A throughout its upcoming 2017 lineup.
The 820A will help QNX, CarPlay and Android Auto, and Qualcomm says automotive makers may also have the ability to ship out updates with hardware and software program despatched over the air (no shock there). The corporate expects to ship out hardware samples within the first quarter, which suggests we cannot see the chip carried out in automobiles till the top of the yr. We’ll be testing some 820A idea automobiles right here at CES, so verify again quickly for extra particulars.