DJI Manifold Gives Drone Brains

Posted: Nov 2 2015, 12:20pm CST | by , in News | Technology News

DJI Manifold Gives Drone Brains

Drone giant DJI announces the Manifold.

Chinese Drone maker DJI unveiled the Manifold. The new Manifold embedded Linux computer is aimed at drone users that develop with the DJI SDK-based software and application development onboard DJI multicopters.

The Manifold is running on an NVIDIA Tegra K1 SOC with both standard and extended connectors and interfaces, the Manifold enables high flexibility and extensibility for developers.

The PC enables developers to transform aerial platforms into intelligent flying robots that can perform complex computing tasks and advanced image processing literally on the fly.

With the NVIDIA Tegra K1's 4-Plus-1 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 Processor and 192 GPU CUDA cores with clock speeds of up to 2.2 GHz, the Manifold provides enough computing power for complex tasks. The GPU cores provide powerful image processing abilities, efficient parallel computing, and a fast throughput of 326 GFLOPS.

With a size of 11 cm x 11 cm x 2.6 cm and a weight of less than 200 g, the Manifold is optimized for DJI developer platforms and can be easily mounted to the expansion bay of the Matrice 100.

Manifold on Drone

The DJI Manifold is on sale now for $499 on the DJI site.

DJI was founded in 2006 and has now grown to a company with 3,000 employees world-wide.

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