Platform Supports Small, Light Drones with Advanced Video and Image Capture, Communication and Navigation Features
Intrinsyc Technologies Corporation (TSX: ITC and OTCQX: ISYRF) (“Intrinsyc” or the “Company”), a leading provider of solutions for the development and production of embedded and Internet of Things (“IoT”) products, announced it will distribute the Qualcomm Flight™ Pro reference platform, a highly optimized board and development kit targeted specifically for consumer drones and robotics applications, featuring the Qualcomm APQ8096SG processor. The Qualcomm Flight Pro is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and is designed to support robust connectivity, advanced drone software and development tools, to bring cutting-edge mobile technologies to help create a new class of consumer drones.
“Qualcomm Flight Pro is a follow-up to the previous Qualcomm Flight platform introduced in 2016, with even more powerful processing capabilities and flexibility for drone device development,” said Cliff Morton, Vice President, Client Solutions, Intrinsyc Technologies Corporation. “The Qualcomm Flight Pro is a single compact board; enabling OEMs to build drones that are light, small, easy to use and affordable, with long battery life and superior functionalities.”
“Our work with Intrinsyc brings our cutting-edge connectivity, AI, imaging, and other technologies into the hands of developers worldwide,” said Jeffery Torrance, vice president, IoT, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The Qualcomm Flight Pro platform gives innovators the tools they need to achieve new heights with consumer drone products.”
The new Qualcomm Flight Pro board is smaller than a credit card (75x36mm) and brings together photography, video, navigation, and communication technologies on a single board. The Qualcomm Flight Kit includes the Qualcomm Flight Pro board with mounting frame and four cameras, plus a power supply, serial console adapter, USB-serial adapter cable, and power adapter board – nearly everything you will need for evaluation and SW development on the bench. An electronic speed control board for driving motors is available separately, and to build a flying drone, a third-party airframe kit is also available.
Qualcomm Flight Pro is compatible with the Qualcomm Navigator™ SDK, which is an autonomous, vision-supported flight controller SDK featuring advanced flight modes, built-in sensor calibration, automatic flight logging, and more. Using the Qualcomm Navigator SDK, the Qualcomm Flight Pro supports Wi-Fi-based flight control, manual and assisted flight modes, including VISLAM and DFS, based on the Qualcomm Technologies machine vision SDK. The Qualcomm Navigator SDK is available through the Qualcomm Developer Network.