According to the latest IT news, on Wednesday, Qualcomm launched the latest Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. This platform is essentially a system set up on a chip that was built for immersive multimedia experiences including extended reality (XR). This system will also offer on-device artificial intelligence and high-speed connectivity.
The Qualcomm’s 845 Mobile Platform will also power Android flagship smartphones of the next-generation and Windows 10 notebooks that are built on ARM architecture. Xiaomi will be using this chip in its upcoming Mi 7 flagship phone, which is supposed to be released next year. The SoC has used Qualcomm’s Spectra 280 image signal processor (ISP) along with its Adreno 630 visual processing subsystem. The company also would be using its secure processing unit (SPU), which enables improved biometrics security and other user-based and application-based data management.
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The Qualcomm 845 mobile platform supports Google’s TensorFlow and Tensorflow Lite, along with Facebook’s Caffe/Caffe2 frameworks. This platform also is compatible with the new Open Neural Network Exchange. It supports the interface of Google’s Android NN application programming.
The platform from Qualcomm makes improvement in the overall AI performance, thus making the procedure of taking pictures and videos easier. This can further help enhance and improve the graphics of large-sized video games. Werner Goertz, a research director at Gartner says that the AI present in the platform supports both versions of TensorFlow and Caffe, which also is one of its important features. Local processing of AI-enabled experiences can be enabled without requiring a round trip data to the cloud and back, further said Goertz. In this way, latency can be reduced, thus providing resilience against network outages. This further leads to protect private and confidential data on devices.
The machine learning and augmented reality capabilities of the Qualcomm’s platform will have the most impact, according to Holger Mueller, a principal analyst at Constellation Research.
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