The new Qualcomm drone platform -5G and AI-Enabled – is making headlines. Here is why the new platform could be important to drone manufacturers and commercial drone customers.
Communications are a critical part of drone platforms: they enable the connections between operator and drone. Long-range Wi-Fi connectivity can enable many commercial applications, especially as flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) becomes more viable, and greater autonomy – leading to distance applications without human pilots involved – become more widespread.. Compute power to enable AI, handle multiple sensors, autonomy, and more is also important. The ability to accelerate development of new drone models that make use of the fast moving technology improvements in communication networks, like the 5G rollout, and computing power could be a game changer for drone manufacturers.
The Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform, powered by the Qualcomm® QRB5165 processor, builds upon Qualcomm…