IoT solutions purpose-built for next-gen smart, connected devices
The solutions – the Qualcomm QCS8250, QCS6490/QCM6490, QCS4290/QCM4290, and QCS2290/QCM2290 – range from entry-level to premium tier to expand access to a variety of industrial and commercial applications. These latest IoT solutions, says the company, are purpose-built to help meet the needs of the expanding IoT ecosystem for key segments including transportation and logistics, warehousing, video collaboration, smart cameras, retail, healthcare and more.
“Qualcomm Technologies is uniquely positioned to lead the IoT ecosystem forward with our systems-level approach,” says Jeff Lorbeck, senior vice president and general manager of connected smart systems at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Along with the recently announced Qualcomm 315 5G IoT modem, these new IoT solutions further exemplify our commitment to driving global digital transformation and providing a portfolio of solutions to transform industrial and enterprise IoT applications to achieve cutting edge performance and seamless connectivity.”
“We believe in the power of technology to enrich lives through purposeful innovation with solutions to support the ecosystem in reimagining how the world connects, works and communicates,” says Lorbeck. “These new IoT solutions are a step towards achieving that goal.”
Purpose-built for industrial and commercial applications, the Qualcomm QCS8250 is the company’s next-generation premium-tier offering, optimized to enable maximum performance at the greatest power efficiency possible enabling compute intensive AI at the edge with support for Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6 solutions and 5G connectivity. It is designed to deliver premium-level performance through the Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU architecture, the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, and powerful image signal processor (ISP) to support up to seven concurrent cameras with encode at up to 4K resolution at 120 frames per second. The QCS8250 offers a new Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for ultra-intuitive AI in addition to machine learning for compute-intensive IoT applications to enable smart cameras, video collaboration, AI hubs, connected healthcare and smart retail.
The Qualcomm QCS6490 and QCM6490 are offered as the company’s first optimized IoT solutions built to deliver premium-tier features including global 5G connectivity and fast Wi-Fi 6E for high-tier IoT devices. With the Kryo 670 CPU architecture this solution is designed to deliver powerful performance and is purpose-built for industrial and commercial IoT applications such as transportation, warehousing, connected healthcare, logistics management and across retail point of sale (POS) kiosks. Equipped to support 5G mmWave/sub-6 GHz and Wi-Fi 6E, this solution helps enable the latest generation of ruggedized handhelds and tablets, industrial scanners, and human machine interface systems. Through powerful connections, reduced latency, along with dynamic triple ISPs and advanced Edge-AI and compute based on 6th generation Qualcomm AI Engine, this solution, says the company, delivers astonishing performance at reduced power compared to previous generation solutions.
The Qualcomm QCS4290 and QCM4290 offer maximum mid-tier benefits delivering greater performance. With the Kryo 260 CPU architecture for increased speeds and robust on-device performance, in addition to the 3rd generation Qualcomm AI Engine, this platform is designed to deliver powerful performance, dynamic camera capabilities and broad connectivity options (LTE Cat13, Wi-Fi 6-Ready), ideal for industrial and commercial IoT applications such as industrial handhelds in logistics and warehousing, security panels and cameras. For increased intuitive on-device intelligence, devices based on this new solution will help enable productive and efficient work environments, says the company.
The Qualcomm QCS2290 and QCM2290 are robust entry-level offerings, enabling reliable performance and power-conservation with LTE connectivity, upgraded features and memory support for low power consumption. Equipped with the Cortex A53 CPU architecture, the entry-level platform is offered as a cost-effective solution, delivering greater performance, higher graphics capabilities, better quality images, and improved power performance. This platform is well-suited for retail point-of-sale (POS), industrial handheld, tracking and camera applications. Also, the QCS2290/QCM2290 baseband chip is pin-to-pin compatible with QCS4290/QCM4290, which helps users utilize hardware and software across various IoT devices to reduce cost and time to commercialization.
The Qualcomm QCS8250, QCS4290/QCM4290, and QCS2290/QCM2290 are available now. The Qualcomm QCS6490/QCM6490 are expected to be available in the second half of 2021.