Qualcomm expands support for smart speakers, adds Cortana to audio platform

Qualcomm Makes Smart Speaker Development Kit, Based on the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform, Available Through Distribution

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Luckily, Qualcomm has announced that it's Smart Audio Platform, which includes microphone, speaker and voice recognition tech, now supports Cortana. Today, at the CES 2018, Qualcomm has launched a new platform for smart devices such as smart speakers, displays, and other that come with built-in support for Google Assistant.

Besides, Qualcomm's Home Hub platform can be termed as the most powerful platform when it comes to computational efficiency and effectiveness.

The smart speaker market is trending with AI assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant.

The new smart speaker development kit will be available through Qualcomm's authorized distribution channels.

Qualcomm announced that the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform has been qualified by Amazon for the Alexa Voice Service (AVS).

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"Our Smart Audio Platform helps allow traditional speaker OEMs to more efficiently join and participate in the growing smart speaker segment".

Qualcomm Technologies announced radio frequency front-end (RFFE) design wins with OEMs such as Google, HTC, LG, Samsung and Sony Mobile.

Qualcomm also announced at CES that it's adding Cortana support to its Mesh Networking Platform and Reference Design for smart home devices.

"Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies are collaborating on a variety of strategic projects, and we're pleased that Qualcomm Technologies are bringing support for the power of Cortana to their Smart Audio platform", said Jordi Ribas, Corporate Vice President, AI Products, Microsoft. It can even support displays at a 720p resolution (Adreno 304 or 308 GPU) and Google Cast. The device will be available in the market like in the mid 2018. Anticipated to begin in 2019, BYD electric vehicles are planned to feature integrated infotainment and digital cluster systems powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820A Automotive platform.

The 2018 Honda Accord also features a Qualcomm 4G LTE modem which is created to support the Hondalink vehicle connectivity system.

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