Qualcomm Announces First Shipments of Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 Accelerator and Edge Development Kit

Development Kit Offers Video and AI Processing with 5G Connectivity For Cloud Edge Applications

Sep 16, 2020 – San Diego – Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced the Qualcomm® Cloud AI 100, a high-performance AI inference accelerator, is shipping to select worldwide customers. Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 uses advanced signal processing and cutting-edge power efficiency to support AI solutions for multiple environments including the datacenter, cloud edge, edge appliance, and 5G infrastructure.  The newly announced Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 Edge Development Kit is engineered to accelerate adoption of edge applications by offering a complete system solution for AI processing up to 24 simultaneous 1080p video streams along with 5G connectivity.

“Qualcomm Technologies is well positioned to support complete edge-to-cloud high performance AI solutions that lead the industry in performance per watt,” said Keith Kressin, senior vice president and general manager, computing and edge cloud, Qualcomm Technologies. “Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 is now shipping to select worldwide customers and we look forward to seeing commercial products launch in the first half of 2021.”

Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 is designed to offer cutting-edge AI inference efficiency based on performance per Watt with capability to process up to 400 trillion operations per second (TOPS​). Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 supports multiple form factors with card level power profiles ranging from 15W to 75W.

Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 software suite provides a comprehensive stack of tools and supports popular frameworks including Tensorflow, PyTorch, Caffe, and runtimes such as GLOW and ONNX.  The software suite includes the Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 Applications SDK with compiler and simulator; along with the Platform SDK with runtimes, APIs, kernel drivers and tools.  This software suite is designed to enable the development, testing and deployment of Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 platforms into a multitude of production environments.

The Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 Edge Development Kit is an optimized system solution offering high performance AI inferencing, video processing and 5G connectivity. It is powered by three modular Qualcomm® components:

  • Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 –  For lowpower and high-performance AI inference processing
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Modular Platform – For application and video processing
  • Snapdragon X55 ModemRF System Module – Leading 5G connectivity in a precertified module offering global carrier support

For more information on Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 and the Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 Edge Development Kit go to https://www.qualcomm.com/products/cloud-artificial-intelligence.

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Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G.  When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born.  Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

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