Qualcomm has introduced a new Vision Intelligence Platform with the release of two new chipsets: QCS605 and QCS603 which are built on a 10nm FinFET process to power imaging inside IoT devices. Vision Intelligence chipsets will be able to offer AI features for smart cameras like image processing in low light and computer vision. The SoCs would be able to work with any set of cameras that are needed for intensive imaging like security cameras, sports cameras, 360-degree photography and even in robots where these chipsets can improve its navigation and other systems.
Coming to the details, the newest line of Qualcomm SoCs will make use of the company’s advanced Image signal processor(ISP) and its Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine coupled with eight Qualcomm Kryo 360 cores, an Adreno 615 graphics unit and a Hexagon 685 Vector Processor. All of this hardware is paired with Qualcomm’s advanced image processing, computer vision SDKs and machine learning for support in industrial and consumer-based IoT devices.
Vision Intelligence will allow support for 4K video recording at a frame rate of 60fps or even 5.7K footage at 30 frames per second. The QCS605 and QCS603 are designed to equip a 16-megapixel dual pixel sensor with two 14-bit Spectra 270 ISPs. This will make way for enhanced optical image stabilization and advanced HDR pictures that have minimum noise resulting in sharper and well-saturated images. The Qualcomm SoCs will also add support for Bluetooth v5.1, 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, aptX Audio and Aqstic Audio Technologies.
To differentiate between the two SoCs, QCS603 is designed to be used alongside security cameras while the QCS605 is made in such a way to be used basically for virtual reality and 360-degree content. Speaking about the launch, Qualcomm’s VP of Product Management, Joseph Bousaba said “The Qualcomm Vision Intelligence Platform is the culmination of years of advanced research and development that brings together breakthrough advancements in camera, on-device AI and heterogeneous computing. Our goal is to make IoT devices significantly smarter as we help customers bring powerful on-device intelligence, camera processing, and security.”