Qualcomm QCS603 SoC

10nm SoC purpose-built to deliver high-performing, power-efficient edge computing for next-generation smart cameras and smart home applications with a quad-core CPU and 4K video capture.

The Qualcomm® QCS603 SoC is a high performance IoT System-on-Chip (SoCs) that incorporates key features for building advanced use cases encompassing machine learning, edge computing, sensor processing, voice UI enablement and integrated wireless connectivity.

The 10nm QCS603 SoC is engineered to deliver powerful computing for on-device camera processing and machine learning, with exceptional power and thermal efficiency, across a wide range of IoT applications. It integrates a powerful image signal processor (ISP) and the Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, along with a heterogeneous compute architecture including a low-power, highly-optimized custom CPU, GPU and DSP.

The QCS603 SoC also features Qualcomm® Noise and Echo Cancellation, as well as advanced on-device audio analytics and processing features to support natural language processing, audio speech recognition, and “barge-in” capability for a reliable voice interface even in loud or noisy environments or when users are far from the device.

Qualcomm QCS603 is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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Product Brief

Low power performance

Engineered specifically for camera applications that utilize intensive processing features and designed to reduce power consumption.

Built-in AI

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

4K Ultra HD video

Dual ISPs support staggered HDR, low light noise reduction, and enhanced auto-focus performance, plus 4K video capture and playback and support for secondary streams for preview and streaming.


  • Dual 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra™ 270 ISP

  • Fabricated using the advanced 10nm FinFET process for exceptional thermal and power efficiency

  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 615 GPU with 64-bit addressing @ up to 780MHz with latest API support

  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP with dual hexagon vector extensions for running DNN models and advanced Qualcomm® Neural Processing SDK support

  • Up to four Qualcomm® Kryo™ 300 CPU cores optimized for power and DMIPS

  • Qualcomm® AI Engine designed to support on-device machine learning

  • Low power sensor core helps support always-on use cases at reduced power levels

  • Supports up to 1x1 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.1

  • Support for high resolution 24-bit audio, with Qualcomm® aptX™ and aptX HD audio codecs, Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec

  • HW based security designed with features such as secure boot from hardware root of trust, trusted execution environment, hardware crypto engines, storage security, debug security with lifecycle control, key provisioning and wireless protocol security


Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine

AIE GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 615 GPU

AIE DSP: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP

Neural Processing: Qualcomm® Neural Processing SDK, ONNX, Tensorflow, Android NN, Caffe, Caffe2, 1.9 TOPS @ 1w


CPU Clock Speed: Up to 1.7 GHz, Up to 1.6 GHz

CPU Cores: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 300 CPU, Quad-core CPU

CPU Architecture: 64-bit


Process Technology: 10 nm LPP


DSP Technology: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector Processor, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology


Wi-Fi Standards: 802.11ac, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

Peak Speed: 433 Mbps

Channel Utilization: 20/40/80 MHz

MIMO Configuration: 1x1 (1-stream)


Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0


Satellite Systems Support: Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, SBAS

Location Support: Qualcomm® Location


USB Version: USB 3.1


Image Signal Processor: 2x Qualcomm Spectra™ 270 image signal processor, 14-bit

Dual Camera: Up to 16 MP

Single Camera: Up to 24 MP

Camera Features: Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), Lens compensation/De-warp, Motion Compensated Temporal Filter (MCTF), Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR), Staggered High Dynamic Range (sHDR)

Video Capture (30 FPS): 4K Ultra HD video capture

Slow Motion Video Capture: 1080p @ 60 FPS


Video Playback: Up to 4K Ultra HD video playback

Codec Support: H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC)


Max On-Device Display: Quad HD

Max External Display: 4K Ultra HD

General Audio

Audio Technology: Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology, Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology

Qualcomm Aqstic™ technology: Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec, Qualcomm Aqstic™ speaker amplifier with Speaker Protection

Qualcomm® aptX™ audio playback support: Qualcomm® aptX™, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD

Voice Services Support: Amazon Alexa Voice Service, Baidu DuerOS, Microsoft Cortana, Google Assistant

Audio Playback

Playback Dynamic Range: 130dB

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Playback: -109dB

Sampling, Playback: 44.1kHz, 48kHz

PCM, Playback: Up to 384kHz/32bit, Up to 192kHz/24bit

Native DSD support: DSD64, DSD128

Amplifier output power: Up to 4W

Speaker protection: Speaker protection

Audio Recording

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Record: -103dB

Sampling, Record: Up to 192kHz/24bit

Recording Dynamic range: 109dB


GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 615 GPU

API Support: OpenGL® ES 3.2, Vulkan® 1.1, OpenCL


Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Support: Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4 technology

Security Support

Security Features: Crypto Engine, Qualcomm® Processor Security, Qualcomm® Trusted Execution Environment


Memory speed: 1866MHz

Memory Type: 16-bit, LPDDR4x

  1. Qualcomm® Kryo™ 300 Silver core
  2. Qualcomm® Kryo™ 300 Gold cores

Qualcomm Vision Intelligence Platform, Qualcomm Spectra, Qualcomm Aqstic, Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm Hexagon, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK, Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware, Qualcomm Quick Charge, Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine, Qualcomm Secure Execution Environment, Qualcomm Noise and Echo Cancellation, Qualcomm Location and Qualcomm Processor Security are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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AIE GPUAIE DSPCPU Clock SpeedProcess TechnologyWi-Fi StandardsBluetooth VersionSatellite Systems SupportSingle CameraVideo Capture (30 FPS)Slow Motion Video Capture
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 615 GPU
Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP
Up to 1.7 GHz 1
Up to 1.6 GHz 2
10 nm LPP
Bluetooth 5.0
Up to 24 MP
4K Ultra HD video capture
1080p @ 60 FPS
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 615 GPU
Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP
Up to 2.5 GHz
10 nm LPP
802.11ac Wave 2
Bluetooth 5.0
Up to 32 MP
Up to 5.7K video capture
4K Ultra HD @ 60 FPS
  1. Qualcomm® Kryo™ 300 Silver core
  2. Qualcomm® Kryo™ 300 Gold cores

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