Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has introduced the Snapdragon Flight, a highly optimized 58x40mm board targeted specifically for consumer drones
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Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight is based on a Snapdragon 801 processor, along with strong connectivity, advanced drone software and development tools, bringing cutting-edge mobile technologies to create a new class of consumer drones, said a statement from the company. Qualcomm Technologies also announced that Yuneec, a leading developer of consumer and professional drones with a long history of innovation in electric aviation, will be one of the first companies to embrace the Snapdragon Flight. Yuneec plans to release a drone based on the platform in 2016, it added. The Snapdragon Flight features advanced processing power, real-time flight control on the Qualcomm Hexagon DSP, built-in Qualcomm 2×2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and a leading global navigation satellite system (GNSS) optimised to support highly accurate location positioning. The Snapdragon Flight is designed to enable features that drone consumers want most which include:
* 4K Video – 4K high resolution camera support, image enhancement and video processing capabilities and simultaneous 720p encoding for first person view.
* Advanced Communication and Navigation – Dual-band 2×2 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 5 Hz GNSS location capabilities with advanced real-time flight control on Hexagon DSP.
* Robust Camera and Sensor Support – 4K stereo VGA, optic flow