Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform Drone Reference Design

A complete drone reference design with low-power, high-performance heterogeneous computing, artificial intelligence engine that delivers 15 TOPS, long-range Wi-Fi 6 and 5G (optional) connectivity, support for 7 camera concurrency, computer vision, and vault-like security.

Ready to Use Development Features

Software Support for:

  • PX4 Flight Control
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Kernel 4.19
  • ROS / ROS 2
  • OpenCV

Product Features:

  • Connectivity Options: Cellular (LTE / 5G / CBRS) and Wi-Fi 6 for ubiquitous and long-range connectivity
  • Integrated Qualcomm QRB5165 premium tier robotics processor
    • High-performance heterogeneous computing at ultra-low power consumption
    • 5th generation Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine (15 TOPS) for running complex AI and deep learning workloads and autonomous flying
    • Dedicated Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Tensor Accelerator (HTA) delivering 8 TOPS for accurate edge inferencing
    • Dedicated enhanced visual analytics hardware engine enables (EVA) computer vision apps, VIO, SLAM, Stereo Depth Mapping
    • Qualcomm® Spectra 480 CV-ISP featuring 2-Gigapixel/sec ISPs &8K video, 4K HDR, 200MP photo, & 7-camera concurrency enable fully autonomous robots
    • From crypto to DRM, the secure processing unit for ironclad security secures drones at every level
  • Autonomy: Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO), path planning, PX4, GPS-denied navigation, BVLOS, follow me
  • 360 obstacle avoidance: Depth estimation, obstacle detection, mapping and VOA
  • Perception Capabilities: 8K30 & 4K120 cameras, EIS, digital zoom, horizon leveling, multi-camera concurrency