Today, Qualcomm officially released the Qualcomm QCC305x SoC series. This SoC will support the upcoming Bluetooth LE Audio (Bluetooth Low Energy Audio) standard. Compared to the previous generation products, QCC305x provides more robust connections. It also offers low power consumption optimization and richer feature integration.
The top audio technologies that Qualcomm QCC305x supports include:
- Audio sharing use case – sharing from one smartphone to multiple wireless listeners at the same time – looking to meet the forthcoming Bluetooth LE Audio standard.
- Voice service support with always-on wake word activation or button press activation to assist with total hands-free earbud control
- Qualcomm Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation for superior sound quality while mitigating for differences in fit and activity of the user
- Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive at up to 96Khz audio resolution, for high quality listening and low latency streaming while watching videos or gaming
- Qualcomm® aptX™ Voice and Qualcomm® cVc™ Echo Cancellation and Noise Suppression for top voice clarity on calls
The company said
“We are entering a new era for the expanding truly wireless earbud category, which is diversifying at a terrific rate bringing new use-cases and feature enrichment to products in virtually all tiers,” said James Chapman, vice president, and general manager, Voice, Music, and Wearables, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.. “Not only do our QCC305x SoCs bring many of our latest-and-greatest audio features to our mid-range truly wireless earbud portfolio, they are also designed to be developer-ready for the upcoming Bluetooth LE Audio standard. We believe this combination gives our customers great flexibility to innovate at a range of price points and helps them meet the needs of today’s audio consumers, many of whom now rely on their truly wireless earbuds for all sorts of entertainment and productivity activities.”
Qualcomm QCC305x SoC
This chip is for the wireless earbud category. According to Qualcomm, it will help customers to differentiate across a range of tiers. This means that devices with this chip will stand out. For the first time, users may want to get an earbud because of the chip it uses. Furthermore, this chip offers a flexible and cost-effective option for manufacturers. It supports many of Qualcomm’s premium audio technologies. In addition, the QCC305x looks to support the forthcoming Bluetooth Low Energy Audio standard. With this, early-adopting OEMs can begin to develop an end-to-end implementation with smartphones and truly wireless earbuds.