Snapdragon 845 Platform Lets You Wirelessly Stream Audio to Multiple Headsets, Speakers

Todd Singleton
February 22, 2018

According to Engadget, it will also be 30 percent faster and boast a 30 percent boost to overall power efficiency compared to the previous Snapdragon 835 mobile chipset.

QUALCOMM WANTS TO STUFF its chips into more virtual reality (VR) kit and it has shown off a reference design for a Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR headset.

It's also environment-aware. Thanks to six degrees of freedom (6DoF) and simultaneous localization and mapping (accelerated, of course, by the Snapdragon 845's Hexagon Digital Signal Processor and Adreno GPU), the headset is able to track wearers' bodies and locations within a room without the need for external sensors. With this mobile platform (processor, etc, ) hardware manufacturers will be able to make fully dedicated mobile VR headsets - and maybe products we've not yet seen or imagined.

Qualcomm has kicked off a raft of new announcements ahead of Mobile World Congress, including their new AI Engine powered by both new, and existing Snapdragon processors.

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"New Windows 10 PCs powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile PC platform are optimised to deliver new and innovative mobile computing features including up to Gigabit speeds, always on connectivity, "instant on functionality" and beyond "all day" battery life packed into beautifully designed thin and light 2:1 form factors", said Don McGuire, Qualcomm vice president, global product marketing.

21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today introduced its Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, which is comprised of several hardware and software components to accelerate on-device AI-enabled user experiences on select Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile platforms.

Qualcomm's working with GoerTek to facilitate the adoption of the reference platform in commercial designs. The Snapdragon NPE supports the Tensorflow, Caffe and Caffe2 frameworks, in addition to the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) interchange format, offering developers greater flexibility and choice on multiple Snapdragon platforms and operating systems. These include Xiaomi, OnePlus, vivo, OPPO, Motorola, ASUS, ZTE, Nubia, Smartisan and Blackshark, among some of which are planning to optimize AI applications using the AI Engine on future flagship smartphones using Snapdragon.

The AI engine utilises both hardware and software to produce AI related tasks including speeding up options such as camera effects like bokeh, face unlock, and scene detection. "Daydream works well on the Snapdragon 845". Elliptic Labs' ultrasonic -based gesture controls use the AI Engine. Broadcast Audio is created to allow one Bluetooth source to stream audio to numerous headsets or speakers with near ideal synchronization. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.

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