Thursday, 10 June 2021 00:22

Qualcomm debuts IoT Solutions

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Qualcomm's next-generation solutions deliver advanced edge-AI performance, breakthrough power-efficiency, 5G connectivity capabilities and enhanced features for processing and security from entry level to premium tiers.

The opportunity to connect the unconnected has never been more prevalent. Qualcomm Technologies has enabled an IoT ecosystem of 13,000+ IoT customers. Qualcomm Technologies extends its support for the IoT ecosystem introducing seven new solutions: Qualcomm QCS8250, Qualcomm QCS6490/ QCM6490, Qualcomm QCS4290/ QCM4290, and the Qualcomm QCS2290/ QCM2290.

The solutions range from entry-level to premium tier to expand access to a variety of industrial and commercial applications. These latest IoT solutions help to meet the IoT needs for key segments including transportation and logistics, warehousing, video collaboration, smart cameras, retail and healthcare.

Qualcomm Technologies senior vice president and general manager of connected smart systems Jeff Lorbeck said, “Qualcomm Technologies is uniquely positioned to lead the IoT ecosystem forward with our systems-level approach. Along with the recently announced Qualcomm® 315 5G IoT modem, these new IoT solutions further exemplify our commitment to driving global digital transformation and providing a portfolio of solutions to transform industrial and enterprise IoT applications to achieve cutting edge performance and seamless connectivity.

“We believe in the power of technology to enrich lives through purposeful innovation with solutions to support the ecosystem in reimagining how the world connects, works and communicates. These new IoT solutions are a step towards achieving that goal.”

The seven new IoT solutions offer a breadth of capabilities for a range of smart devices and connected solutions with extended life hardware and software options for achieving long-term support for a minimum of eight years:

Qualcomm QCS8250

Targeting applications in: connected healthcare, digital signage, retail, and video collaboration.

The Qualcomm QCS8250 is Qualcomm Technologies’ next-generation premium-tier offering, optimised to deliver maximum performance at greatest power efficiency enabling compute intensive AI at the edge with support for Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6 solutions and 5G connectivity. This solution is designed to deliver premium-level performance through the Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU architecture, the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, and powerful image signal processor (ISP) to support up to 7 concurrent cameras with encode at up to 4K resolution at 120 frames per second.

This powerful solution offers a new neural processing unit (NPU) for ultra-intuitive AI in addition to machine learning for compute-intensive IoT applications to enable smart cameras, video collaboration, AI hubs, connected healthcare and smart retail. Purpose-built for industrial and commercial applications, this platform delivers ultimate performance experience with flexible options enabled by Qualcomm's 3rd party ecosystem to accelerate deployment and commercialisation at scale.

Qualcomm QCS6490/QCM6490

Targeting applications in: connected healthcare, logistics management, retail, transportation, and warehousing

The Qualcomm QCS6490 and Qualcomm QCM6490 are Qualcomm Technologies’ first optimised IoT solutions built to deliver premium-tier features including global 5G connectivity and lightning fast Wi-Fi 6E for high-tier IoT devices. With the Kryo 585 CPU architecture this solution delivers powerful performance and is purpose-built for industrial and commercial IoT applications such as transportation, warehousing, connected healthcare, logistics management and across retail point of sale (POS) kiosks.

Equipped to support 5G mmWave/Sub-6 GHz and Wi-Fi 6E, this solution helps enable the latest generation of ruggedised handhelds and tablets, industrial scanners, and human machine interface systems. Through powerful connections, reduced latency, along with dynamic triple ISPs and advanced edge-AI and compute based on 6th generation Qualcomm AI Engine, this solution delivers astonishing performance at reduced power compared to previous generation solutions.

Qualcomm QCS4290/QCM4290

Targeting applications in: cameras, industrial handhelds, and security panels

The Qualcomm QCS4290 and Qualcomm QCM4290 offer mid-tier benefits delivering greater performance. With the Kryo260 CPU architecture for increased speeds and robust on-device performance, in addition to the 3rd generation Qualcomm AI Engine, this platform delivers powerful performance, dynamic camera capabilities and broad connectivity options (LTE Cat13, Wi-Fi 6-Ready), ideal for industrial and commercial IoT applications such as industrial handhelds in logistics and warehousing, security panels and cameras. For increased intuitive on-device intelligence, devices based on this new solution will help enable productive and efficient work environments.

Qualcomm QCS2290/QCM2290

Targeting applications in: camera applications, industrial handhelds, retail and tracking

The Qualcomm QCS2290 and Qualcomm QCM2290 are entry-level offerings, enabling reliable performance and power-conservation with LTE connectivity, upgraded features and memory support for low power consumption. Equipped with the Cortex A53 CPU architecture, the entry-level platform is a cost-effective solution, delivering greater performance, higher graphics capabilities, better quality images, and improved power performance.

This platform is well-suited for, retail point-of-sale (POS), industrial handheld, tracking and camera applications. Also, QCS2290/QCM2290 baseband chip is pin-to-pin compatible with QCS4290/QCM4290 which helps customers utilise hardware and software across various IoT devices to reduce cost and time to market.

The Qualcomm QCS8250, Qualcomm QCS4290/ QCM4290, and Qualcomm QCS2290/ QCM2290 solutions are available now. The Qualcomm QCS6490/ QCM6490 solution are expected to be available in second half of 2021.


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