Qualcomm has announced that the Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 chipset is sampling with multiple customers, with commercial products launch likely in the first half of 2021.

The company has also announced the availability of the Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 Edge AI Development Kit which is a 5G edge box that is sampling early next month.

First announced at the company’s AI Day conference last April, Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 uses advanced signal processing and cutting-edge power efficiency to support AI solutions for multiple environments including the datacenter, cloud edge, edge appliance, and 5G infrastructure.

Making the development kit and inference accelerator accessible to customers means that they can reap the AI performance benefits of these products (up to 400 TOPS). The dev kit can be leveraged to create 5G edge boxes that will change the retail and manufacturing landscape, among other industries.

In addition to the Qualcomm Cloud AI Inference Accelerator, the development kit also houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Modular Platform along with the Snapdragon X55 Modem-RF.

As a standalone product, the Qualcomm Cloud AI Inference accelerator is available in three form factors — DM.2e, DM.2, and PCI-e/HHHL with card level power profiles ranging from 15W to 75W.

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