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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Qualcomm Quick Charge technology for wireless power announced; introduces Qi Interoperability

Qualcomm Quick Charge
At Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm has announced the new Qualcomm Quick Charge technology for wireless power chargers. This expansion into wireless space includes forward and backward compatibility and helps enable high- and efficient- power transfer, for transmitter manufacturers to achieve truly fast wireless charging. Continue reading “Qualcomm Quick Charge technology for wireless power announced; introduces Qi Interoperability”

Qualcomm QCA6390 connectivity chipset with 1.8Gbps WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 announced

Qualcomm QCA6390

Qualcomm Technologies has announced the Qualcomm QCA6390 Connectivity SoC at the MWC 2019. It is aimed at providing superior Wi-Fi and Bluetooth performance for mobile and computing devices. It is also the world’s first 14nm integrated SoC to support the full feature suites of both Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. Continue reading “Qualcomm QCA6390 connectivity chipset with 1.8Gbps WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 announced”

Qualcomm introduces 5G Reference design for Sub-6 GHz and mmWave fixed wireless broadband

Qualcomm at the MWC 2019 has announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform with 5G integrated into a System-on-Chip (SoC) which is based on the Snapdragon X50 and X55 5G modems and RF front-end (RFFE) solutions. It also announced its first 5G customer premise equipment (CPE) reference design for sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G fixed wireless broadband (FWB) products. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces 5G Reference design for Sub-6 GHz and mmWave fixed wireless broadband”

Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform gets support for Alexa voice development kit

Qualcomm, back in 2017 has announced the Mesh Networking Platform to provide customers with support for smart devices into their homes. The company has expanded its ability with the introduction of the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Development Kit for Amazon AVS. Continue reading “Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform gets support for Alexa voice development kit”