CES 2016: Qualcomm announces innovations for automotive segment

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At CES 2016, Qualcomm unveiled latest innovations for the automotive segment powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

The company also announced a number of industry collaborations to expand the reach of the products to new devices.

Snapdragon 820 Automotive processors, one of the recent launches, offer a scalable next-generation infotainment, graphics and multimedia platform with machine intelligence and a version with integrated LTE-Advanced connectivity. Automotive samples of the 820A family are expected to be available in Q1 2016.

The version with integrated X12 LTE modem is designed to support continuous in-car and cellular connectivity, featuring the leading 4G LTE Advanced Pro that can support up to 600 Mbps download/150Mbps upload speeds, stream HD movies into the car, serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot supporting 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO, connect multiple mobile devices inside the car, and support 802.11p DSRC for V2X (Vehicle to Vehicle/Infrastructure/Pedestrian) communications. It also offers local connectivity via Bluetooth.

Qualcomm announced collaboration with Aisin AW to develop the modular infotainment solution utilizing the Snapdragon 820A. The chipmaker also announced partnership with QNX Software Systems, a subsidiary of Blackberry and provider of software platforms for in-car electronics; LG Electronics; Mitsubishi Electric; Visteon Technology Office; Neusoft Corporation; and ADAS Vision.

Qualcomm Technologies has also expanded its automotive technology portfolio by offering highly integrated solutions in the areas of telematics and connectivity, as well as high definition graphics and multimedia for rich infotainment systems, machine intelligence and sensor fusion for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), GNSS location technologies, V2X (Vehicle to Vehicle/ Infrastructure/ Pedestrian) communications for improved safety and driver convenience, and wireless charging for electric vehicles.

The recent acquisition of Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited (CSR) has brought additional technology assets to Qualcomm Technologies’ automotive portfolio, including leading Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, audio, and GNSS location technology solutions.

Rajani Baburajan

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