Qualcomm announcements at 4G-5G Summit in Hong Kong

Wireless chipset company Qualcomm has made several announcements at the 4G-5G Summit in Hong Kong.
Qualcomm for mobile chipsThe US-based Qualcomm announced ecosystem deals to expand the reach of its Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear wearable platforms with turnkey reference designs.

Qualcomm’s original design manufacturers (ODMs) include Compal Electronics and Longcheer on smartwatches, Huaqin and Thundersoft on 4G kid watches, Franklin Wireless on 4G smart trackers, and Smartcom on 4G connected solutions.

Qualcomm and Ericsson announced the completion of a 3GPP Rel-15 spec compliant 5G NR over-the-air (OTA) call over sub-6 GHz bands on a smartphone form factor mobile test device.

Qualcomm conducted the OTA call in the Ericsson Lab in Stockholm, Sweden on the 3.5 GHz band. Earlier, Qualcomm and Ericsson conducted OTA calls using millimeter wave (mmWave) in both 28 and 39 GHz spectrum bands in September 2018.

Today’s sub-6 GHz call utilized Ericsson’s commercial 5G NR radio AIR 6488 and baseband products and a mobile test device powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem and RF subsystem.

Qualcomm Technologies announced that two cameras in GoPro’s HERO7 use Qualcomm Technologies’ solutions. The GoPro HERO7 Silver and HERO7 White use the Qualcomm Vision Intelligence 200 and Vision Intelligence 100 Platforms, respectively.

Qualcomm announced the smallest additions to the Qualcomm QTM052 mmWave antenna module of integrated 5G NR millimeter wave (mmWave) modules for smartphones and other mobile devices. The new mmWave antenna module is 25 percent smaller than the first QTM052 mmWave antenna modules announced in July 2018.

The latest mmWave antenna module is engineered to enable mobile device manufacturers to address mobile handset size requirements for 5G NR smartphones and mobile devices expected to launch in 2019.

Qualcomm Technologies announced that its Qualcomm Quick Charge technology is now at the core of more than 1000 mobile devices, accessories and controllers. The Quick Charge technology’s ecosystem consists of more than 200 mobile devices, 700 accessories and 100 controllers.

Qualcomm Technologies has introduced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform focusing on improvement in performance in gaming, artificial intelligence (AI) capability and a camera.

Qualcomm and Samsung will join hands to develop 5G small cells – opening the door for massive 5G network speed, capacity, coverage and ultra-low latency. Mobile operators across the world including United States, Japan and Korea are all expected to deploy small cells as a catalyst to support 5G-class experiences.

Qualcomm Technologies announced the industry’s first Bluetooth Smart Headset reference design featuring push-button activation support for Alexa for users of Android phones with the Alexa app.