Qualcomm has announced new technologies aimed at boosting its presence in the audio segment at CES 2017. The company has announced a ‘TrueWireless Stereo technology’, which enables proper stereo and channel separation for wireless headphones, as well as the integration of active noise cancellation into its CSR8675 platform for compact headphones. Both of these technologies will be available to OEMs this year and will allow for more feature-filled products and innovation in the wireless audio space. Also Read - Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G SoC announced, will offer faster download speeds and more powerAlso Read - An Android game console with 5G? Qualcomm is working on a Nintendo Switch-inspired device
The first of the announcements involves the integration of active noise cancellation into Qualcomm s CSR8675 platform. This Bluetooth system-on-chip is known for its small size and use in ultra-compact ear buds and headphones, and the integration of active noise cancelling technology into this SoC means that it is now possible for manufacturers to design small headsets with noise cancellation. Also Read - Snapdragon 888 chip with no 5G tipped, could make future flagship phones cheaper
We ve added the CSR8675 with integrated ANC to our Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth headphones to offer a high quality audio experience, said Tom Li, executive vice president of business development, Fujikon Industrial Co., Ltd. Because the ANC technology is integrated onto the CSR8675 device we can deliver real value to our customers both in terms of cost and performance for end users. The headphones feature an extended playtime of approximately 12 hours and noise cancelling performance of up to -23dB.
Also launched is Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo technology, which eliminates the need for wires entirely, not only between the media source and stereo headset, but also between left and right earbuds. Qualcomm TrueWireless enables wireless Bluetooth headsets to do away with the typical wire or connection between the left and right channel, thereby allowing true wireless connectivity. Other advantages include lower power consumption, low latency optimization and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity.
Qualcomm also revealed the Snapdragon 835 SoC, which features Quick Charge 4.0 technology, and also boasts of better performance and lower power consumption as compared to the Snapdragon 820/821 SoC.