Intrinsyc to Distribute Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight Board for UAVs

Intrinsyc Technologies Corp., a developer of intelligent connected devices, says it will manufacture and distribute the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight development board, which is targeted specially for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other robotic devices.

The Snapdragon Flight is a product of Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc. The board features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, which consists of a quad-core Qualcomm Krait 400 CPU with speeds up to 2.26 GHz, the Qualcomm Adreno 330 GPU, and Qualcomm Hexagon DSP (up to 800 MHz).

Customers can use Snapdragon Flight as is; or, in addition to the base platform, Intrinsyc will offer accessories to support further development, including a complete flight kit with all components and instructions to build a prototype drone.

“We are excited to offer early access to Snapdragon Flight, enabling drone device makers to accelerate their development,” comments Victor Gonzalez, vice president of engineering at Intrinsyc. “The Snapdragon Flight is a small and lightweight, yet comprehensive, hardware and software platform that is a great starting point for companies building high-performance UAV and drone devices.”

Users will receive product documentation, access to complimentary tools and software updates, and technical support or product development assistance through Intrinsyc’s technical support services. The platform will be made available to select clients as part of an early adopter program beginning in October, with general customer availability in early 2016.


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