Qualcomm Teases Flight Processor For Drones With Autonomous Navigation

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Earlier this year, Qualcomm announced it would produce a custom version of Snapdragon chipset concentrating on drones. And said the Snapdragon Flight processor will bring down the cost of drones.

Qualcomm Teases Chip For Drones With Autonomous Navigation

Ahead of CES 2016, the chipmaker teased its Snapdragon Flight drone platform. The teased Flight processor offers an autonomous navigation mode, which means when you are done filming, you just need to push a button and it will return to the launch pad, avoiding any objects that block its path.

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The company says, this is just a "sneak peak" and will be showing off Snapdragon Flight in more details at CES. The chipset also offers an optical flow camera, obstacle mapping, visual inertial odometry and motion planning.

The Flight processor is based on Snapdragon 801 processor, 4K video recording and Quick Charge as well. The chipset is powered by a 2.26Ghz quad-core processor and Adreno 330 GPU.

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