HEXAGON DSP Posts on XDA

How Qualcomm Brought Tremendous Improvements in AI Performance to the Snapdragon 865

It seems like we can’t go a day without seeing “artificial intelligence” in the news, and this past week was no exception in no small part thanks to the Snapdragon Tech Summit. Every year, Qualcomm unveils the plethora of improvements it brings to its Hexagon DSP and the Qualcomm AI Engine, a term they use...

Qualcomm’s Gary Brotman and Ziad Asghar on AI and the Snapdragon 855’s Hexagon 690 DSP

When Qualcomm unveiled their new Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, they touted substantial improvements in all aspects of mobile computing. For the average user, it's easy to understand the end user benefits behind the CPU and GPU improvements that Qualcomm made in the Snapdragon 855. Better CPU performance translates to apps loading faster and better GPU...

Qualcomm’s Travis Lanier on the Snapdragon 855’s Kryo 485 CPU and marketing the Hexagon 690 DSP

Last month, Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform. The Snapdragon 855 is the mobile platform that will power most Android flagship smartphones in 2019. Qualcomm has made substantial year-on-year improvements with their next generation mobile platform. The Snapdragon 855 mobile platform is built on a 7nm manufacturing process and offers an impressive 45% jump...

Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP is a Boon for Machine Learning

The Snapdragon 845 - the newest system-on-chip in Qualcomm's Snapdragon family - is a powerhouse of a processor. It boasts speedy CPU cores, a third-generation Spectra image signal processor (ISP), and an architecture that’s 30 percent more power-efficient than the previous generation. But arguably its most impressive component is a co-processor -- the Hexagon 685...

Qualcomm is Optimizing the Snapdragon 835 and Hexagon 682 DSP for TensorFlow

Machine learning is huge and we're seeing a lot of big tech companies getting involved in this sector. This can range from personal AI assistants, to games and everything in between including under-the-hood optimizations. Most of the time the computation for AI is done in the cloud, but Qualcomm wants to change that in the future.Previously, these...