The opportunity to connect the unconnected has never been more prevalent. To this end, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is enabling an IoT ecosystem of 13,000+ IoT customers so far, accelerating the digital transformation and development of connected products.
Now, the company is extending its support for the IoT ecosystem by introducing seven new solutions to enable the proliferation of next-generation IoT devices: Qualcomm QCS8250, Qualcomm QCS6490/ QCM6490, Qualcomm QCS4290/ QCM4290, and the Qualcomm QCS2290/ QCM2290.
These solutions range from entry-level to premium tier to expand access to a variety of industrial and commercial applications. These latest IoT solutions from Qualcomm Technologies are purpose-built to help meet the needs of the expanding IoT ecosystem for key segments including: transportation and logistics, warehousing, video collaboration, smart cameras, retail, healthcare, and more.
“Qualcomm Technologies is uniquely positioned to lead the IoT ecosystem forward with our systems-level approach,” said Jeff Lorbeck, senior VP and GM of connected smart systems at Qualcomm Technologies. “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.”
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.
The Qualcomm QCS8250
The Qualcomm QCS8250 is Qualcomm’ next-generation offering, optimized to enable maximum performance at the greatest power-efficiency possible, enabling compute intensive AI at the edge with support for Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6 solutions and 5G connectivity.
This solution is designed for high-level performance through the Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU architecture, the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, and a powerful image signal processor (ISP) to support up to seven concurrent cameras with encode at up to 4K resolution at 120 frames per second.
It also 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. Built for industrial and commercial applications, this platform combines performance with flexible options to accelerate deployment and commercialization at scale.
The Qualcomm QCS6490/QCM6490
The Qualcomm QCS6490 and Qualcomm QCM6490 are Qualcomm Technologies’ first optimized 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 670 CPU architecture this solution delivers powerful performance and is ideal 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, it enables the latest generation of ruggedized handhelds and tablets, industrial scanners, and human machine interface systems. Through powerful connections, reduced latency — along with dynamic triple ISPs, as well as advanced Edge-AI and compute based on sixth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine — this solution delivers performance at a reduced power compared to previous generation solutions.
The Qualcomm QCS4290/QCM4290
The Qualcomm QCS4290 and Qualcomm QCM4290 offer maximum mid-tier benefits delivering greater performance.
With the Kryo 260 CPU architecture for increased speeds and robust on-device performance, in addition to the third-generation Qualcomm AI Engine, this platform offers 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.
The Qualcomm QCS2290/QCM2290
The Qualcomm QCS2290 and Qualcomm QCM2290 are robust entry-level offerings, enabling reliable performance and power-conservation with LTE connectivity, upgraded features and memory support for low power consumption.
Designed 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, the QCS2290/QCM2290 baseband chip is pin-to-pin compatible with the QCS4290/QCM4290, which helps customers utilize hardware and software across various IoT devices to reduce cost and time to commercialization.
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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