Qualcomm has today introduced its latest Snapdragon 820E embedded platform for connected devices and Internet of Things (IoT). The Snapdragon 820E embedded platform is being made available globally by third-party distributors, initially through Arrow Electronics until 2025.
The Snapdragon 820E embedded platform features a 64-bit ARMv8-compliant quad-core Qualcomm Kryo CPU along with Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU, which the brand claims ‘is an ideal processor for building advanced systems with multi-core performance and immersive 3D graphics’. The chipset also features Qualcomm Hexagon 680 DSP. The embedded platform also supports Bluetooth/Wi-Fi, six position location satellite systems and high-quality multi-channel audio.
The latest processor is made with new DragonBoard 820c development board offered by Arrow Electronics. DragonBoard 820c, is a 96Boards compliant open hardware specification, making it a highly expandable starting point for an invention. The Snapdragon 820E embedded platform joins the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E and 600E embedded platforms in a tiered offering designed to address the needs of a diverse consumer, enterprise and industrial embedded device categories.
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“The Snapdragon 820E embedded platform is designed to support connected computing, and powerful yet power-efficient multicore processing for computer vision, artificial intelligence and immersive multimedia – all in one package for next generation of IoT applications such as virtual reality, digital signage, smart retail, robotics and more,” the company said in a statement.