Release Notes

What's new in Snapdragon NPE SDK v1.12.0?

This large update introduces a full new accelerated runtime for 16-bit GPU computation, and support for a TensorFlow-style SSD network with MobileNets. We also introduce new library variations optimization.

  • Support for MobileNet SSD support on CPU and GPU
  • Added a GPU 16-bit floating-point runtime
  • Optimizations to the DSP runtime for the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform
  • Added Android LLVM libraries
  • Support for shared Symphony System Manager SDK libraries

What's new in Snapdragon NPE SDK v1.10.1?

This release adds support for new Snapdragon platforms, deploys a fully new DSP runtime, fixes bugs and completes MobileNets support.

  • Initial support for the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform
  • Support for MobileNets on DSP; note that 8-bit quantization may not work well on this network structure
  • Upgraded the DSP acceleration runtime for greater performance and broader compatibility
  • Fixed Faster R-CNN UserBuffers operation
  • Support for Snapdragon Flight boards

What's new in Snapdragon NPE SDK v1.8.0?

This release adds support for a new network architecture and extends support for Snapdragon processors.

  • MobileNets support for CPU, GPU
  • Support for Snapdragon 636
  • dded Android ARM 64 bit libraries

What's new in Snapdragon NPE SDK v1.6.0?

This release brings stability and fixes a number of important issues reported by the AI ecosystem as well as our community of developers.

  • Support for Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 450 processors - CPU, GPU
  • Bugfixes and performance improvements, including an issue where the NPE would not run if the OpenCL library was missing

What's new in Snapdragon NPE SDK v1.4.0?

This release adds support for a new network architecture and extends support for Snapdragon processors.

  • Support for Snapdragon 630 - CPU, GPU
  • Support for Snapdragon 820 Automotive Processors – ADSP
  • Support for FasterRCNN - CPU, DSP

What's in Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (NPE) SDK v1.2.2?

This is our first public release on Qualcomm Developer Network.

  • Available on Qualcomm Developer Network for download and usage
  • Support for reshape and permute layers
  • Enhancements to Caffe2
  • Documentation updates

What's in Snapdragon NPE SDK v1.2.0?

This release was primarily meant for Caffe2 support.

What's in Snapdragon NPE SDK v1.0.2?

This release was meant to add support for the newest Snapdragon mobile platforms.

What's in Snapdragon NPE SDK v1.0?

This release mainly introduced TensorFlow support and stabilized the APIs.

  • Official TensorFlow conversion support
  • DSP runtime support
  • New dlc-quantize tool
  • API changes (non-backwards compatible changes were made)
    • DLC files created prior to 1.0 release need to be regenerated