The opportunity to connect the unconnected has never been more prevalent. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is enabling an IoT ecosystem of 13,000+ IoT customers to date, helping to accelerate the digital transformation and development of connected products. Today, Qualcomm Technologies extends its support for the IoT ecosystem by introducing seven new solutions to help 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. 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,” said Jeff Lorbeck, senior vice president and general manager of connected smart systems at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We believe in the power of technology to enrich lives through purposeful innovation with solutions to support the ecosystem in reimagining how the world connects, works and communicates. These new IoT solutions are a step towards achieving that goal.”
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:
Qualcomm QCS8250 | Target applications: connected healthcare, digital signage, retail, and video collaboration
The Qualcomm QCS8250 is Qualcomm Technologies’ next-generation premium-tier 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 to deliver premium-level performance through the Qualcomm® Kryo™ 585 CPU architecture, the Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, and powerful image signal processor (ISP) to support up to 7 concurrent cameras with encode at up to 4K resolution at 120 frames per second. This powerful solution 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. Purpose-built for industrial and commercial applications, this platform delivers ultimate performance experience with flexible options enabled by our 3rd party ecosystem to accelerate deployment and commercialization at scale.
Qualcomm QCS6490/QCM6490 | Target applications: connected healthcare, logistics management, retail, transportation, and warehousing
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 purpose-built for industrial and commercial IoT applications such as transportation, warehousing, connected healthcare, logistics management and across retail point of sale (POS) kiosks. Equip to support 5G mmWave/Sub-6 GHz and Wi-Fi 6E, this solution helps enable 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 and advanced Edge-AI and compute based on 6th generation Qualcomm AI Engine, this solution delivers astonishing performance at reduced power compared to previous generation solutions.
Qualcomm QCS4290/QCM4290 | Target applications: cameras, industrial handhelds, and security panels
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 3rd generation Qualcomm AI Engine, this platform delivers powerful performance, 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.
Qualcomm QCS2290/QCM2290 | Target applications: camera applications, industrial handhelds, retail and tracking
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. Equipped 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, QCS2290/QCM2290 baseband chip is pin-to-pin compatible with 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.
Qualcomm Technologies’ new solutions are fueling future technology developments to enable the next-generation of innovation across the IoT ecosystem:
“As a tremendous impact of COVID-19, the video conferencing system becomes a must. The development of the Qualcomm QCS8250 helps enable Amtran to deliver fine-tuned audio and video processing products, for communication without distance and interference,” said Sam Wu, president, Amtran Technology.
“By adding the Qualcomm QCS8250 to Arrow’s expanding product line with Qualcomm Technologies, Arrow now offers a comprehensive portfolio from entry-level to premium-tier IoT solutions. Arrow’s engineering services, strong ecosystem and global supply chain offerings enable customers to develop, design and deploy at scale,” said Aiden Mitchell, vice president global supplier and engineering services.
“As a global leading supplier of camera and room solutions for meeting spaces, we are thrilled by the announcement of Qualcomm QCS8250 which will enable us to not only stay competitive but also to bring better UC&C solutions in the video conferencing ecosystem,” said Andy Hsi, president, AVer Information Inc.
“eInfochips anticipates using the Qualcomm QCS8250 product in its offerings. Given our focus on intelligent camera and machine vision solutions, eInfochips is excited about the launch of Qualcomm QCS8250 solution. Leveraging 25-plus years of product design experience, eInfochips plans to use the Qualcomm QCS8250 solution to enable collaboration devices, smart robots, AR/VR devices, home/industrial automation, intelligent cameras and other intelligent devices,” said Parag Mehta, chief business development officer, eInfochips, an Arrow Electronics company.
“The announcement of Qualcomm Technologies’ newest IoT solutions is an exciting step forward in the global proliferation of next-generation IoT devices. Coupled with Fibocom’s end-to-end IoT modules and wireless communications solutions, these new solutions will enable powerful, intelligent, and revolutionary IoT solutions across a variety of industries and vertical applications,” said Lingpeng Ying, chief executive officer, Fibocom Wireless Inc.
“When Honeywell designs and creates mobile devices for workers across the world, we want to ensure a high level of enterprise performance, connectivity and edge computing to enable the next generation of applications,” said Kevin Dehoff, president, productivity solutions and services business, Honeywell. “In developing our innovative mobile computers, we continue to tap into our long-standing relationship with Qualcomm Technologies to use their latest IoT solutions, offering our customers powerful processing capabilities to seamlessly speed and improve their employee and customer experience, driving meaningful productivity improvements.”
"As a leading IoT solution distributor in Taiwan, we have strong application insights and support customers from concept to design to manufacturing. The Qualcomm QCS8250 is a leading AI computing platform, and we are pleased to be collaborating with Taiwan customers to enable the high-performance, low-power computing IoT platform in 1H2022, including a SMARC module from iBase and video conference solution from Aver," said Eric Cheng, president, Hongtech Electronics Co., Ltd.
“With the recommendation of Hongtech, we have adopted the next-gen premium-tier processor, the Qualcomm QCS8250 into our Qualcomm Technologies-based SMARC module which provides power efficiency and superior performance with 4K resolution at 120 frames per second video resolution, making it an ideal choice for high-tier multi-display/multi-camera signage, IWB, video conferencing or retail analytics applications,” said YN Chen, vice-chief executive officer, iBASE Technology.
“The new Qualcomm QCS8250 platform brings exciting new capabilities to the intelligent video market for developers. This development will enable Lantronix to provide IoT vertical market customers the ability to get to market quickly, especially in video collaboration, smart cities, smart display, and AI retail boxes. The Qualcomm QCS8250 will drive the next generation of video developments by addressing important video processing and latency considerations, Lantronix looks forward to being part of this journey,” said Paul Pickle, president and chief executive officer, Lantronix.
“As a global leading supplier of cellular modules for the IoT, we are thrilled by the announcement of Qualcomm Technologies’ next-generation IoT solutions. These new solutions will support us in developing next-generation IoT applications and usher in a new generation of IoT applications and expansion in the ecosystem,” said Benjamin Du, chief executive officer, MeiG Smart Technology.
“Qualcomm Technologies’ newest IoT solutions are a strong step forward for the retail market and IoT ecosystem to enable the global proliferation of next-generation devices. We are proud to work with Qualcomm Technologies to continue to enable the growth of this market and ecosystem” said Tom Luo, executive vice president, PAX Computer Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
“Qualcomm Technologies’ newest IoT solutions mark an exciting step forward in the global proliferation of next-generation IoT devices. These solutions are highly compatible with Quectel’s existing 5G and LTE modules, allowing customers to accelerate their designs with fast time-to-market. We are very proud to work with Qualcomm Technologies as we continue to enable the growth of the Internet of Things,” said Patrick Qian, chief executive officer, Quectel.
“The announcement of Qualcomm Technologies’ newest IoT solutions is an exciting step forward in the global proliferation of next-generation POS devices. Coupled with SUNMI’s flagship products, these new solutions will enable powerful, intelligent, and revolutionary devices across a variety of industries and vertical applications,” said Jeep, chief operations officer, SUNMI.
“SUNSEA AIoT is committed to utilizing advanced IoT technologies to develop all-in-one solutions for the IoT ecosystem from 5G modules to smart communities solutions. Through the introduction of Qualcomm Technologies’ latest IoT solutions, Qualcomm Technologies is enabling us to develop next-generation products, provide end-to-end 5G solutions, intelligent industrial applications and help enterprises keep leading the industry forward with the latest IoT advancements,” said Tao Yang, chief executive officer, SUNSEA AIoT.
"Thundercomm is a world-leading IoT product and solution provider. With our years of experience and expertise in the fields of AI and IoT, we pride ourselves in providing end to end solutions to accelerate customers’ development periods and business cycles,” says Hiro Cai, chief executive officer, Thundercomm. “We look forward to utilizing Qualcomm Technologies new IoT solutions to empower our customers to design and manufacture intelligent IoT technologies in different industries and driving the next generation of IoT.”
“Tymphany, a worldwide leader in audio ODM services, has collaborated with Qualcomm Technologies to bring to the market an integrated audio and video conferencing platform leveraging the Qualcomm QCS8250 on video collaboration bars. The video bar can support up to 3 video streams, 52M pixels sensor x2 and TOF with wide view angle lens. It’s also covered with modularized Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Tymphany is also working with internal speaker and audio solutions for a best-in-class video collaboration experience for user. The Qualcomm QCS8250 enables a standalone architecture that is critical to enable certifications for today’s leading video collaboration software applications,” said Tungwen Tu, director of conferencing products in professional audio division, Tymphany.
"VIDERI is sincerely grateful to be an early adopter of the Qualcomm QCS8250 from Qualcomm Technologies alongside its world-class engineers and developers," commented Francois Gariepy, chief technology officer, VIDERI. "With its powerful graphics and neural network processing, not to mention the integrated WiFi 6 capability, the Qualcomm QCS8250 chipset will become the cornerstone of our next-generation, AI-curated retail visual experience platform."
“Based on our long strategic relationship, we congratulate Qualcomm Technologies on the launch of these cutting-edge solutions,” said Julie Johnson, vice president of product management, Zebra Technologies. “This innovation gives us more flexibility than ever before to build the right technology solutions for our customers based on their specific needs.”