Press Release

Qualcomm Expands Smart Headset Platform To Include Support for the Google Assistant

-New Audio Headset Reference Design, Based on the Flagship Qualcomm® QCC5100-series Helps Manufacturers Create Innovative Products with Fast Pair and the Google Assistant-

Headset Reference Design

Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced support for the Google Assistant and Google Fast Pair on the Qualcomm® Smart Headset Platform. Based on Qualcomm Technologies International’s most advanced family of low power Bluetooth audio chips (QCC5100-series), the reference design includes key hardware and software required for manufacturers to more easily create differentiated wireless stereo earbuds featuring support for the Google Assistant and enabling a variety of product tiers and categories. The end-to-end reference design supports push-button activation for the Google Assistant which connects to the Google Assistant app running on the smartphone. The integrated platform is designed to bring a unique combination of processing capability, connectivity options, voice assistant interfaces and premium audio technologies to help meet increasing consumer demand for comprehensively featured, highly intuitive wireless stereo headsets and earbuds.

Qualcomm Development Kit

Google Fast Pair is supported on Qualcomm® QCC5100, QCC3024 and QCC3034 SoC series. This helps optimize the out of box pairing experience for end users and facilitates tasks such as switching the connection between multiple devices.

Qualcomm Development Kit

This end-to-end Bluetooth Smart Headset reference design enables manufacturers to experience exciting new functionality by supporting simple push-to-talk for the Google Assistant. Customers can then scale to a comprehensive, customizable development kit that includes the building blocks needed to create a differentiated smart headset which supports the Google Assistant. This reduces time to commercialization by making it simpler for audio manufacturers to start developing straight out of the box.

The Qualcomm Smart Headset Platform with support for the Google Assistant and Google Fast Pair is available to order today. 

Qualcomm Development Kit

Resources:
OnQ Blog - The Qualcomm Smart Headset Development Kit for the Google Assistant is designed to deliver push-button headset activation support for the Google service

The Keyword (Official Google Blog) - Building Google Assistant Bluetooth devices gets easier for device makers

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Qualcomm Smart Headset Platform, QCC5100, QCC3024 and QCC3034 are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.