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Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms offer next-level compute and intelligence for vehicles.

Building on industry-leading Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820A Platform technology, the Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform, Gen 3, features integrated heterogeneous computing, high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, and scalability with a unified software framework. It supports higher levels of computing and intelligence needed for advanced capabilities featured in next generation vehicles, including highly intuitive AI experiences for in-car virtual assistance, natural interactions between the vehicle and driver, contextual safety use cases, immersive graphics, multimedia, computer vision, premium audio, advanced wireless technologies, extraordinary camera capabilities, entertainment, and more.

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High-performance computing with AI

The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Cockpit Platform, Gen 3, leverages our proven heterogeneous compute capabilities, including the multi-core Qualcomm® AI Engine, Qualcomm Spectra™ Image Signal Processor (ISP), fourth-generation Qualcomm® Kryo™ Central Processing Unit (CPU), Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Processor, sixth-generation Qualcomm® Adreno™ Visual Subsystem, and more. The Qualcomm AI Engine optimizes the AI capabilities of all primary Snapdragon cores including CPU, GPU, and the Hexagon Processor. The new Hexagon Processor includes Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX) and a dedicated Hexagon Tensor Accelerator (HTA) to provide exceptional AI acceleration for a more power-efficient implementation of edge-based machine learning use-cases such as Natural Language Processing and Object classification. Third-generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms also feature the Qualcomm® Secure Processing Unit, engineered to help protect personal and vehicle data, and Qualcomm® Vision Enhanced Precise Positioning based camera sensors and computer vision capabilities to support differentiated use-cases on lane-level crowdsourcing of drive data for building map layers.

Heterogeneous system-on-chip (SoC) architecture with virtualization

Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms are highly integrated with virtualization support across multiple hypervisors—addressing the domain convergence of infotainment and driving systems. This helps automakers meet the increasing complexity demanded by the consolidation of the digital cluster and infotainment domains. They also offer comprehensive software support for Android and LINUX high-level and real-time operating systems, and include flexible and scalable software mixed criticality solutions, multiple engine control unit (ECU) consolidation, high-resolution and refresh rate displays, basic to multi-zone audio, luxury Hi-Fi with multi-mic echo cancellation and noise reduction, state-of-the-art 2D and 3D graphic visualization, and protected entertainment content.

Scalability with a unified software framework

Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms also provide scalable architecture with differentiated experiences using the same software architecture and framework. This allows consumers to enjoy a harmonized user experience regardless of the vehicle tier, all while leveraging the same software framework.

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Facilitating extraordinary in-car experiences.

Our three newest Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms, Paramount, Premiere, and Performance, are designed to offer elevated AI and rich user experiences across vehicle tiers.

Highly intuitive AI experiences

Designed to support driver and passenger personalization, in-car virtual assistance, and natural voice control, language understanding, and adaptive human machine interfaces.

Contextual safety

Features intelligent driving assistance systems including in-cabin monitoring and ultra-HD surround view monitoring.

Smarter navigation

Features lane-level navigation with visual aid positioning and multi-frequency global navigation satellite system (GNSS) to support augmented reality-based navigation systems.

Rich visual experiences

Designed to support multiple displays throughout the vehicle including ultra-wide panoramic displays, reconfigurable 3-D digital instrument clusters, augmented reality heads-up display (HUD), and Ultra-HD media streaming.

Immersive audio

Supports premium audio experiences, including personalized multi-audio zones customized for each user, crystal-clear in-car communication and active noise and echo cancellation with engine noise suppression capabilities.

Qualcomm 3rd Generation Automotive Cockpit Platforms Video

Jan 7, 2019


Snapdragon Automotive Compute Reference Design.

Based on the third-generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms, the highly integrated Snapdragon Automotive Compute Reference Design is a next-level solution designed to provide a comprehensive hardware and software environment—facilitating rapid development of high-performing, power-efficient automotive cockpit platforms.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Compute Reference Design

The Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive development platform (ADP) based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Compute Reference Design processor features integrated heterogeneous computing, high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, and scalability with a unified software framework.

Discover our automotive infotainment platforms.

Develop vehicle infotainment with the Snapdragon 820 Automotive Platform, the Snapdragon 602 Automotive Platform, and the Qualcomm Atlas™ 7 processor from Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.


Snapdragon Automotive Solutions Brochure
Jul 24, 2015
Snapdragon 820 Automotive Processor Product Brief
Jan 5, 2016
Snapdragon 602A Processor Product Brief
Jan 27, 2016

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