Nvidia and Qualcomm join Open Source Robotics Alliance to support ROS development
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by Brian Heater
2M ago
The Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) this week announced the launch of the similarly named Open Source Robotics Alliance (OSRA). The new initiative is designed to maintain development for and maintenance of open source robotics projects, with a particular focus on the OSRF’s own robot operating system (ROS). First released in 2007 by erstwhile Bay […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only ..read more
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Qualcomm next-gen XR chip promises up to 4.3K resolution per eye
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by Frederic Lardinois
5M ago
Just ahead of CES, Qualcomm today announced the next generation of its Snapdragon XR platform, the aptly named XR2+ Gen 2. The new system-on-a-chip promises up to a 4.3K resolution per eye at 90 frames per second (and a slightly reduced resolution at 120 fps), as well as a 2.5x GPU performance increase and 8x […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only ..read more
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Qualcomm launches its next-gen chips for XR and AR platforms
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by Frederic Lardinois
8M ago
Qualcomm today announced its newest chips for XR and AR platforms: the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 for VR and mixed-reality devices and the AR1 Gen 1, specifically designed for smart glasses ..read more
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Qualcomm acquires Autotalks to boost Snapdragon’s automotive safety technology, reportedly for $350-400M
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by Ingrid Lunden
1y ago
Qualcomm’s longer term bet on the automotive sector as a lucrative customer base for its chips and related communications technology is getting a significant push today: The company announced that it is acquiring Autotalks, a fabless chipmaker out of Israel that builds semiconductor and system-on-a-chip technology to aid in automotive safety; sources tell us Qualcomm is paying between $350 million and $400 million for the startup. Autotalks’ tech is used in sensors that help vehicles (which can be bikes, cars or another form of mobility) and their drivers detect road hazards such as oncoming v ..read more
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Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi are bringing satellite communication to their devices through Qualcomm
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by Ivan Mehta
1y ago
Qualcomm announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) that multiple phone makers including Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Motorola, Nothing and Honor are bringing satellite communication capabilities to their phones. However, manufacturers didn’t provide details about what devices will first have these features and when the companies would launch them. Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon Satellite tech in partnership with satellite service provider Iridium at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last month. Using this solution, smartphones can have capabilities of two-way texting and other messaging applicat ..read more
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Samsung, Google and Qualcomm are making a mixed-reality platform
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by Ivan Mehta
1y ago
Samsung, Google and Qualcomm are joining hands to make a mixed-reality platform. Executives from the companies, namely Samsung’s TM Roh, Qualcomm’s Cristiano Amon, and Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer came onstage at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event to make this announcement. These companies only announced the partnership — they had no future device or hardware product to show. “We are working to create a new era of highly immersive digital experiences that blur the line between our physical and digital worlds. With our Snapdragon XR tech, Samsung’s amazing products, and Google experiences we have ..read more
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Qualcomm partners with Iridium to bring satellite messaging to Android phones
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by Brian Heater
1y ago
For the past several CESes, Qualcomm’s big announcements have largely revolved around automotive news. There will likely still be a fair bit of that this week, as well, but the company just announced an upcoming mobile feature in this down time between the Snapdragon Summit and MWC. The Southern California chipmaker is partnering with Iridium to bring satellite messaging to select Android devices, starting with those running its new flagship SoC, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The technology utilizes the 5G Modem-RF Systems on the Qualcomm hardware, coupled with Iridium’s satellite constellation to deliv ..read more
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Qualcomm debuts latest flagship Snapdragon chip and a new AI platform
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by Brian Heater
1y ago
It’s that time of year again. It can drop 20 degrees on any given day, and we’re stuck indoors watching people watch Qualcomm announce new chips and reference designs in sunny Hawaii. The Snapdragon Summit is the component-maker’s annual opportunity to map out its big plans for the next year, ahead of the holiday scrum and product deluge of CES and MWC. It’s an ideal time to pepper the industry with some timeline news items. Many of the major manufacturers are effectively finished announcing hardware for the year, and things won’t really ramp up for another couple of months. The big news is, n ..read more
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Microsoft’s Windows Dev Kit 2023 lets developers tap AI processors on laptops
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by Kyle Wiggers
1y ago
At its Build conference in May, Microsoft debuted Project Volterra, a device powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform designed to let developers explore “AI scenarios” via Qualcomm’s Neural Processing SDK for Windows toolkit. Today, Volterra — now called Windows Dev Kit 2023 — officially goes on sale, priced at $599 and available from the Microsoft Store in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. Here’s how Microsoft describes it: With Windows Dev Kit 2023, developers will be able to bring their entire app development process onto one compact device, giving th ..read more
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OnePlus’ 10T arrives September 29, starting at $649
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by Brian Heater
1y ago
Today in New York City, OnePlus held its first in-person launch event in two-plus years. That’s a lot of time away for a company that’s leaned so heavy on its fanbase for previous launches. Accordingly, the Gotham Hall event packed in fans and members of the press. COVID-19 may still be looming, but the OPPO-owned firm is using its second flagship release of 2022 to reembrace some of those roots. Turns out there’s plenty of lead time for the OnePlus 10T. Preorders of the device open just under a month from now, and the handset will finally start shipping September 29. So, plenty of time to mak ..read more
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