Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform is a flexible platform for intelligent acoustic systems
Qualcomm presented the development under the name Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform, designed to help electronics manufacturers in creating smart speakers. Platform Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform offers two options for building AC — SoC Qualcomm APQ8009 or APQ8017, and a wide variety of software configurations. According to Qualcomm, the platform provides «a unique combination of processing capabilities, connectivity options, voice interface and sound technologies high class.»
The advantages of the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform related support for microphone arrays for interaction in the far field, the technology is voice activated and the formation of rays. Also, the source mentions effective suppression of reflected signals and noise, allowing to use speech interface in noisy environment even when the user is away from AC.
Another advantage of platform — technology multi-room broadcasting Qualcomm AllPlay. Compatible AC can be configured for simultaneous playback of the same signal in different rooms and play in different rooms of the different signals and multi-channel sound in one room.
Audio codec Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform supports MP3, AAC, OggVorbis, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, PCM, ALAC. The platform works with 32-bit representation of data and a sampling rate of up to 192 kHz. When connected via Bluetooth Qualcomm HD aptX allows you to work with 24-bit performance. Available wireless interfaces Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 1×1 and 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2 and Bluetooth Low Energy (supported profiles are HFP/AG, PBAP, PANU and NAP, A2DP, AVRCP).
The emergence of platforms in the market is expected in the third quarter.