Qualcomm adds top-tier Snapdragon embedded platform

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Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus eliminates the need for cross-head Bluetooth transmission by simultaneously connecting the mobile device to both earbuds.

Chief of these new features is the new Artificial Intelligent Engine, which combines a number of hardware and software components to improve on-device AI-enabled user experiences. It is now available for commercial sampling by device manufacturers, solution providers, and system integrators. Earbuds connected via TrueWireless Stereo Plus each pair with the device individually, rather than the common method of a single earbud connection - "cross-head Bluetooth transmission" - with a second Bluetooth wireless connection from one earbud to the other stereo channel.

The Snapdragon 820E embedded platform joins the Snapdragon 410E and 600E embedded platforms in a tiered offering created to address the needs of highly diverse consumer, enterprise and industrial embedded device categories, the chipmaker said.

The headset will rely on smartphones equipped with its latest Snapdragon 845 chipset, such as the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and Sony Xperia XZ2, to provide the horsepower for the VR experience. Lenovo announced its detachable 2-in-1 device back at CES last month, featuring Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform and Windows 10S, with Asus and HP revealing their devices back in December. With the new DragonBoard 820c development board offered by Arrow Electronics, end customers can begin their evaluation and invention with the Snapdragon 820E. It features support for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and satellite connectivity.

Another new feature joining the Snapdragon 845 is Qualcomm Broadcast Audio, which will allow a single Bluetooth device to send music to multiple devices at once, with near flawless synchronisation. When we connected the phone to theInternet, the mobile revolution was born. This rather smart approach should offer a more visually impressive VR experience with better performance while also saving overall power consumption. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio.Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, the QCT semiconductor business. Other products or brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.