Application Processors

Power high-tech devices for the IoT.

Make the next generation of devices more aware, connected, and interactive.

Qualcomm® Application Processors are driving digital transformation and enabling the next generation of advanced devices for the Internet of Things. From intelligent cameras to interactive kiosks, to intuitive robots and smart displays, Qualcomm Application Processors power the IoT.

AI for differentiated user experiences

On-device machine learning through the Qualcomm® AI Engine can support AI use cases including face detection, face recognition, object detection/tracking, and people counting.

Integrated audio and camera support

Purpose-built for the unique requirements of the IoT and optimized for multiple applications with support for camera, audio, voice UI and hardware-based security

Integrated connectivity

Integrated wireless Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity make Qualcomm Application Processors ideal for innovative IoT applications. Purpose built for a variety of uses including smart cameras, smart displays, and smart appliances, plus robotics, digital signage, industrial handhelds, and POS payment devices.

Low power, high performance

Our platforms are optimized for high-performance computing—built to power today’s demanding IoT products with a low-power architecture by balancing the workload across internal components for longer battery life.

Compare Qualcomm Application Processors

Product
APQ8096SG

APQ8096SG

Processor
APQ8053

APQ8053

Processor
APQ8016E

APQ8016E

Processor
APQ8009

APQ8009

Processor
QCS605
QCS603
QCS400

QCS400 Series

Product Series
CPU Clock SpeedCPU CoresCPU ArchitectureDSP TechnologyWi-Fi StandardsBluetooth VersionGPU Name
Up to 2.34 GHz
Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU 1
Quad-core CPU 1
64-bit
Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP
802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU
1.8 GHz
8x ARM Cortex A53
Octa-core CPU
64-bit
Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 546 DSP
802.11ac with MU-MIMO
802.11a/b/g
802.11n
Bluetooth 4.1
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 506 GPU
Up to 1.2 GHz
4x ARM Cortex A53
Quad-core CPU
64-bit
32-bit
Qualcomm® Hexagon™ QDSP6 V5
802.11a/b/g
802.11n
Bluetooth 4.1
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 306 GPU
Up to 1.3 GHz
4x ARM Cortex A7
Quad-core CPU
32-bit
Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 536 DSP
802.11ac with MU-MIMO
802.11a/b/g
802.11n
Bluetooth 4.1
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 304 GPU
Up to 2.5 GHz
Qualcomm® Kryo™ 300 CPU
Octa-core CPU
64-bit
2x Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector Processor
Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP
Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology
802.11ac Wave 2
802.11a/b/g
802.11n
Bluetooth 5.0
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 615 GPU
Up to 1.7 GHz 2
Up to 1.6 GHz 3
Qualcomm® Kryo™ 300 CPU
Quad-core CPU
64-bit
Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP
Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector Processor
Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology
802.11ac
802.11a/b/g
802.11n
Bluetooth 5.0
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 615 GPU
Quad-core CPU
802.11ac
Bluetooth 5.1
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 306 GPU
  1. Gold Cluster = 2x high-performance Kryo cores up to 2.15GHz, Silver Cluster = 2x low power Kryo cores up to 1.593GHz
  2. Qualcomm® Kryo™ 300 Silver core
  3. Qualcomm® Kryo™ 300 Gold cores

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