Chipset maker Qualcomm has introduced its all-new range of SoCs – QCS605 and QCS603 under its “Vision Intelligence” platform. Both the chipsets are engineered to power Internet of Things (IoT) devices and are based on the 10nm FinFET process (same as Snapdragon 845).

Key Specifications of Qualcomm Vision Intelligence platform:

  • Integrates the Qualcomm Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (NPE) software framework for AI-related work.
  • Features a dual 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra 270 ISP that supports dual 16 megapixels sensors. 
  • Supports up to 4K video resolution at 60 frames per second (fps), or 5.7K at 30 fps.
  • Other features include 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO and dual-band simultaneous transmission, Bluetooth 5.1, 3D Audio Suite, Aqstic Audio Technologies and aptX Audio.

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Qualcomm QCS605 and QCS603 Features

Qualcomm claims that these SoCs are integrated with its most advanced Image Signal Processor (ISP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, along with a heterogeneous computing architecture including a cutting-edge ARM-based multicore CPU, a vector processor, and GPU.

Additionally, the QCS605 and QCS608 are both packed with Qualcomm Technologies’ advanced camera processing software, machine learning and computer vision software development kits (SDKs), as well as connectivity and security technologies.

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The chipsets are designed to do the weightlifting for a range of products such as smart security cameras, sports cameras, wearable cameras, virtual reality (VR) 360 and 180 cameras, robotics, smart displays, and more. KEDACOM and Ricoh THETA have already partnered with Qualcomm to develop products based on the chips of Vision Intelligence Platform.

Meanwhile, the QCS605-based VR 360 camera’s reference designs from Qualcomm Technologies and Altek Corporation are available today, and QCS603-based industrial security camera reference will be available in the second half of 2018.

“Our goal is to make IoT devices significantly smarter as we help customers bring powerful on-device intelligence, camera processing and security. The Qualcomm Vision Intelligence Platform brings together breakthrough advancements in camera, on-device AI and heterogeneous computing. The platform is a premier launchpad for manufacturers and developers to create a new world of intelligent IoT devices,” said Joseph Bousaba, VP, Qualcomm Technologies.


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