Razer Edge 5G gaming handheld with Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 teased

Verizon took the stage at Mobile World Congress Las Vegas, the most important connectivity event in North America, to present the opening keynote and provide information about new partners, products, and incentives coming to users of the Network America depends on. Continue reading “Razer Edge 5G gaming handheld with Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 teased”

Meta partners with Qualcomm for custom VR chipsets

At IFA 2022 in Berlin, Qualcomm Technologies and Meta Platforms announced a multi-year deal to work together on spatial computing for the Meta Quest platform. This will be powered by Snapdragon XR platforms and technologies. Continue reading “Meta partners with Qualcomm for custom VR chipsets”

Qualcomm and Samsung extend patent agreement through 2030

According to the company’s announcement, Qualcomm Incorporated has expanded its joint venture agreement with Samsung Electronics in order to provide a cutting-edge, premium user experience for Samsung Galaxy devices. Continue reading “Qualcomm and Samsung extend patent agreement through 2030”

Ericsson, Qualcomm and Thales to test 5G non-terrestrial networks

Thales, a French aerospace company, Qualcomm Technologies, and Ericsson are getting ready to test and validate 5G networks for the first time outside of Earth, after 3GPP, the organization that oversees global telecommunications standards, gives the go-ahead in March 2022. Continue reading “Ericsson, Qualcomm and Thales to test 5G non-terrestrial networks”

AMD and Qualcomm to optimize FastConnect for Ryzen processors

Qualcomm and AMD have signed a partnership to contribute to the optimization of Qualcomm’s FastConnect system on AMD Ryzen processor-based computing platforms. With FastConnect’s platform, the two companies want to give IT administrators Wi-Fi management tools through AMD PRO processors, which are part of the company’s corporate technology portfolio. Earlier, Qualcomm introduced the Wi-Fi 7 Networking Pro Series for enterprises. Continue reading “AMD and Qualcomm to optimize FastConnect for Ryzen processors”

Qualcomm unveils Robotics RB6 Platform with 5G

With the unveiling of the Qualcomm Robotics RB6 Platform and the Qualcomm RB5 AMR Reference Design at the annual Qualcomm 5G Summit, the company also announced an expanded pathway of cutting-edge 5G as well as edge-AI robotics solutions. The firm already unveiled the Wi-Fi 7 Networking Pro Series earlier this month. Continue reading “Qualcomm unveils Robotics RB6 Platform with 5G”

Qualcomm introduces Wi-Fi 7 Networking Pro Series

Qualcomm Technologies has announced the availability of its Qualcomm Networking Pro Series Gen 3 range of platforms equipped with Wi-Fi 7. Qualcomm Networking Pro Series, Gen3 is now available for sampling and accessible to global development partners. It is the world’s highest performing Wi-Fi 7 network infrastructure platform line-up currently available. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces Wi-Fi 7 Networking Pro Series”

Qualcomm partners with Trimble to bring meter-level location accuracy for phones powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 888

Trimble RTX Mobility

Trimble and Qualcomm today announced the availability of Trimble RTX GNSS technology for Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platforms. Continue reading “Qualcomm partners with Trimble to bring meter-level location accuracy for phones powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 888”

UScellular, Qualcomm and Ericsson achieve 5G extended-range milestone over mmWave

Recently, UScellular, Qualcomm Technologies Ericsson, and Inseego announced that they have successfully achieved a 5G extended-range milestone over millimeter Wave (mmWave) on a commercial network. Continue reading “UScellular, Qualcomm and Ericsson achieve 5G extended-range milestone over mmWave”

Nokia, Elisa and Qualcomm achieve record 8 Gbps speed on a Commercial 5G Network on mmWave Spectrum

Last month, Elisa, a leading mobile operator in Finland selected Nokia as the nationwide supplier of 5G RAN. As a part of the partnership, Nokia provides its AirScale 5G RAN portfolio that delivers enhanced ultra-fast, low-latency mobile broadband services.  Continue reading “Nokia, Elisa and Qualcomm achieve record 8 Gbps speed on a Commercial 5G Network on mmWave Spectrum”

Qualcomm introduces QCS400 SoCs with on-device AI for smart speakers and soundbars

Qualcomm today launched the new Qualcomm QCS400 SoC series – QCS407, QCS405, QCS404 and QCS403 to help deliver highly optimized, AI-enabled solutions that are designed for smarter audio and IoT applications. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces QCS400 SoCs with on-device AI for smart speakers and soundbars”

Qualcomm’s Boundless XR is a clear vision of the future

The potential of 5G is immense. What we got to see at the Qualcomm booth regarding this new generation of cellular wireless technology laid down a clear path to the future. Part of that future is what Qualcomm calls “Boundless XR”. XR is short form for extended reality and it includes both virtual reality and augmented reality. So, what is “boundless”? Well, this is where Qualcomm’s expertise comes into play. Using 5G and powerful chips in smartphones, the IP-heavy company demonstrated its plans to break the XR experience from the shackles of wires and beefy computers.

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The potential of 5G ft. the only mmWave demo at MWC 2019

It’s not always that we get to see the birth of a new generation of cellular wireless technology. Sure we have been reporting about it since 2015, the murmurs started as far back as 2009 but fast forward 10 years, 5G is not a buzzword anymore, it is a reality. We have devices ready to go to market with battle tested functioning chips, the standards are in place and many nations are getting the 5G spectrum ready so that operators can deploy infrastructure. While operational difficulties are being solved at speeds we can’t imagine, it is time we take a big picture look at 5G. How is this new technology going to change our lives? Well, let’s first take a deep dive into this new technology and how it was demonstrated at the Qualcomm booth at Mobile World Congress 2019.

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Conversations with Qualcomm – What’s next with 5G?

As with every technological leap, adoption takes time. Smart analysts use the adoption curve to predict how fast a technological advancement reaches people and how many people it reaches at a given time. We are now at the early adopter stage in 5G, it’s here but we are only at the very beginning of its inevitable spread to not just masses of people but devices as well. To understand how that’s done, read our first conversation but in this one, we are talking about the near term and long term plans. What’s next with 5G? Read on.

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Conversations with Qualcomm – How 5G became a reality in 2019

“5G is not a buzzword anymore, it is a reality. 5G is here!” is what Ignacio Contreras from Qualcomm told me when I said 5G is a big buzzword at the Mobile World Congress 2019. Truth be told, he was right. There were some 5-7 devices all primed and ready to go to market, all with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem and the latest 855 chip inside. So, how did it all of this happen so fast? How did Qualcomm manage to bring 5G into this world way before they said they would. And what is 5G in 2019 all about? I’ll try to explain what I could gather from my conversations with Qualcomm at MWC 2019, read on.

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