At CES 2018, Qualcomm has announced QCC5100 series, its latest Low Power Bluetooth SoC. It includes QCC5120 and QCC5121 SoC’s.
They comes with Flexible software platform with powerful new IDE support. They have ultra small form factor and a low power design. Both of them support Voice assistant services and comes with low power wake word detection.
The QCC5120 and QCC5121 are equipped with dual-core 12MHz 32-bit processor application subsystem and supports aptX, aptX HD, Qualcomm TrueWireless stereo and Enhanced ANC (Feed-Forwared, Feed-Backward, Hybrid).
These SoC’s come with dual-core Qualcomm Kalimba DSP Audio Subsystem with 2-ch 99dBA line inputs (single ended) and 2-ch 98dBA headset Class D integrated amplifer. The have 192 kHz 24-bit i2S & SPDIF interfaces and comes with embedded RAM + ROM support for external flash memory.
They also support Bluetooth V5.0 and 2MBPS Bluetooth LE. The SoC is said to reduce power consumption by up to 65% for both voice and music streaming.
Qualcomm’s QCC5100 series designs are expected to be available in H1 2018. Commercial devices are expected later in 2018.
Anthony Murray, senior vice president and general manager, voice & music, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. said –
This breakthrough single-chip solution is designed to dramatically reduce power consumption and offers enhanced processing capabilities to help our customers build new life-enhancing, feature-rich devices. This will open new possibilities for extended-use hearable applications including virtual assistants, augmented hearing and enhanced listening.
Without sacrificing our superior sound quality, we can now help to pack tremendous functionality into small, wireless hearable devices. Audio designers are looking for a platform solution that brings an ideal combination of power, size and functionality and user experience – and the QCC5100 series is designed to deliver exactly that.