Qualcomm is mainly engaged in the production of single-chip systems for mobile devices, but it also produces platforms for smart watches, laptops, smart TVs and even robotics.
The American manufacturer of microprocessor chips introduced the new Robotics RB5 platform, which is based on the Snapdragon 865 single-chip system. It uses the same CPU, GPU and image processing processor as the Snapdragon 865. However, this platform can function perfectly in the temperature range from -40 ° C to 105 ° C. In addition, it includes improvements in computer vision.
The platform includes 4 Cortex-A77 cores in a 1 + 3 configuration, as well as 4 Cortex-A55 cores, an Adreno 650 graphics processor, a Spectra 480 image processor and a Hexagon DSP digital signal processor. The platform can solve complex tasks related to artificial intelligence and computer vision, using DSP and GPU together.
The Spectra 480 image processor can process 2 gigapixels per second. This means that developers can connect up to seven cameras (suitable for fully autonomous robotics), as well as process 8K video and HDR 4K. The Spectra 480 also includes an engine for video analytics (EVA).
In terms of software options, Robotics RB5 will run on Ubuntu Linux, Yocto and Robot Operating System (ROS) 2.0. It even supports AWS RoboMaker. Qualcomm has prepared the Neural Processing SDK, Computer Vision SDK, and Robotics Vision SDK for computer vision, task recognition, obstacle detection, and so on.