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Qualcomm releases seven new chipsets to boost IoT support

Qualcomm releases seven new chipsets to boost IoT support
Photo Credit: Reuters
9 Jun, 2021

Wireless technology major Qualcomm has extended its support for the IoT (Internet of Things) ecosystem by introducing seven new chipsets to help enable the proliferation of next-generation IoT devices. 

These solutions range from entry-level to premium tier to expand access to a variety of industrial and commercial applications, the company said in a statement.  

The latest solutions cater to key IoT 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. 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,” Jeff Lorbeck, senior vice president and general manager of connected smart systems at Qualcomm Technologies, said.  

The company, which claims to have more than 13,000 IoT customers, said that the seven new solutions offer extended life hardware and software options for achieving long-term support for a minimum of eight years. 

Qualcomm said that one of the solutions – QCS8250-- has efficiency with AI at the edge and support for Wi-Fi 6 and 5G connectivity. It works with Qualcomm’s Kryo 585 CPU architecture and the Qualcomm AI Engine to support up to seven concurrently-running cameras with 4K resolution at 120 frames per second. 

The QCS6490 and QCM6490 processors include integrated 5G Wave/sub-6 GHz and support for Wi-Fi 6E, useful for ruggedized handhelds and tablets, industrial scanners and human-machine interface systems. The company also announced the QCS4290 and QCM4290 for cameras, industrial handhelds and security panels. 

The QCS2290 and QCM2290, available in the second half of the year, are entry-level chips for cost-effective IoT systems such as point of sale devices, tracking and some camera applications, among others.  The other five chips are available now.