Kneron KL720 supports Qualcomm for virtually seamless AI for robotics, drones and industry 4.0

Date: 16/04/2023
Leading edge AI solutions provider Kneron announces that its KL720 AI SoC now supports the Qualcomm Robotics RB1 and Qualcomm Robotics RB2 Platforms from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. for robotics, drones, and industry 4.0. Based in San Diego, Kneron is backed by the likes of Sequoia, Horizons Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, and Foxconn.

For robotics use cases, the KL720 supports these Qualcomm Robotics RB1 and RB2 Platforms in deploying object detection for smart vacuum cleaners, customer service robots, as well as drones. For industrial use cases, applications include automatic optical inspection, safety monitoring, as well as predictive maintenance.

The combined solution of two Kneron KL720 chips paired with the Qualcomm QRB2210 or Qualcomm QRB4210 System-on-Chips (SoCs) that power the Qualcomm Robotics RB1 and RB2 Platforms respectively, can achieve up to four-fold increase in AI compute power compared to the Qualcomm Robotics RB2 Platform alone. Moreover, Kneronís core reconfigurable hardware architecture supports the cascading of multiple KL720 chips without incurring any losses in performance or efficiency.

Author: Srinivasa Reddy N
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