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Up and coming research projects.

We continue to work diligently on furthering our research in these new projects, getting them ready to soon be shared in greater detail. While we work towards this effort, we would like to share the scope of what these projects are all about. Dive in and learn more about what we have been working on and the innovative technologies that are coming soon.

Qualcomm Research is a division of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

ASIC Research

Qualcomm Research is pursuing multiple research areas in the field of ASIC including memory, processor architecture, circuit design, 3D ASIC, ASIC security, RF IC, power management, advanced packaging, and more. Some of our main focus areas include low power, high performance, and integration.  Our new MRAM design provides zero power for memory retention, while still offering fast and reliable access.  We are enabling high performance through a novel processor array architecture which  offers unmatched compute performance for a given power and area when used for computer vision, machine learning, etc.  Lastly, our research work on integration allows the addition of new wireless standards and RF bands into an integrated SOC.

Sound Detection

Qualcomm Research is working on technology that will function as extended hearing for smart phones, wearables, IoE devices, and robots by enabling the detection and recognition of various sound categories.

We are actively optimizing various components including application processor, DSP and codec in a way that enables always-on listening. Our vision is to enable devices to truly become “smart” by being able to recognize what is happening in their surrounding environment, through sounds, and having them react accordingly to create a more intuitive and personalized user experience.