During the annual Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced the Qualcomm® Innovators Development Kit, which enables developers to work across various Qualcomm Technologies software solutions to minimize time- to-market and increase customization.

In the first phase, the Qualcomm Innovators Development Kit features a hardware development kit based on the Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform, software tools, and support for a new community of developers. This Qualcomm Innovators Development Kit will first be available to select universities and research institutions for on-device machine learning applications and will expand to additional developer segments in the future, such as security, multimedia, embedded systems computing, and more.

“Providing new developer communities with access to our technologies will further enable innovation that accelerates the digital economy and drives the greater good,” said Ziad Asghar, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Improving time-to- market for developers by minimizing the time from intent to prototype will allow these communities to leverage our One Technology Roadmap for their product needs.”

Through the availability of tools and resources, including the Qualcomm® AI Stack, the Qualcomm Innovators Development Kit allows developers to conduct on-device AI research in order to create cutting-edge AI applications, allowing for even more flexibility with end solutions. Several leading research institutions in the United States, including Duke, MIT, and University of California San Diego, are sampling the Qualcomm Innovators Development Kit in the coming months.

“We are committed to efficient AI computing and edge AI research. Snapdragon platforms have leading AI performance and power efficiency on edge devices, allowing us to turn innovative research ideas into real-world applications for mobile, automotive, and IoT,” said Dr Song Han, associate professor, MIT EECS.

Developers can sign up at Qualcomm Developer Network page for additional information.