Smart Audio Development Kit

Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Qualcomm Smart Audio Development Kit for Amazon AVS

Based on the Qualcomm® Smart Audio Platform

Based on the Qualcomm® Smart Audio Platform, the 6-Mic Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service is an end-to-end platform designed to support the development of Alexa-enabled smart speaker and networked audio products. Key features of the kit include our Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ advanced application processor and system software, integrated audio decoding and post-processing algorithms to support premium sound quality, Qualcomm Fluence IoT multi-microphone Far Field Voice and Wake Word Detection, multi-room networking capabilities, as well as integration with Amazon AVS - all in a single solution.

  • Comprehensively integrated hardware and software platform to support Alexa-enabled smart audio devices
  • Flexible and scalable architecture designed to help reduce both development and customization time
  • Includes industry-proven algorithms to support advanced features such as multi-mic antenna array, noise suppression, echo cancellation and wake word detection
  • Complete audio framework designed with a robust suite of audio decoders and post-processing features to help support premium quality sound
  • Designed for multi-room audio and whole-home smart speaker networking

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Smart Audio Development Kit Specs


Wi-Fi Standards

  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • 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

  • 2x2 (2-stream)
  • 1x1 (1-stream)

Peak QAM

  • 256 QAM

Wi-Fi Features

  • Integrated baseband


Bluetooth Version

  • Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth Technology

  • Bluetooth Low Energy

Bluetooth Profiles

  • AVRCPv1.5
  • A2DP Source and Sink v1.3
  • HFP (client and audio gateway)
  • PAN
  • PBAP


USB Version

  • USB 2.0


Maximum On-Device Display Support

  • 720p


  • Up to 60 FPS

General Audio

Audio Technology

  • Qualcomm® AllPlay™ networked audio solution
  • Qualcomm® Fluence™ echo cancellation and noise suppression technology
  • Multi-mic noise suppression technology
  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology
  • Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology

Voice Services

  • Amazon Alexa Voice Service

Digital Microphone Input

  • 6 digital mics

Qualcomm® aptX™ playback support

  • aptX Classic

Channel Output

  • 4 channels

Audio Playback

Playback Dynamic Range

  • 130dB

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Playback

  • -109dB

PCM, Playback

  • Up to 192kHz/24bit

Dual Oscillator Support, Playback

  • 44.1kHz


CPU Clock Speed

  • Up to 1.4 GHz

CPU Cores

  • Quad-core CPU
  • 4x ARM Cortex A53

CPU Bit Architecture

  • 64-bit


Process Technology

  • 28 nm LP


DSP Technology

  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP


GPU Name

  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 306 GPU


Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Support

  • Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0 technology


Memory speed

  • 667MHz

Memory Type

  • LPDDR2
  • LPDDR3


  • NAND



  • eMMC 5.1


Supported Interfaces

  • I²S
  • HDMI
  • I²C
  • Ethernet
  • SPI
  • UART
  • USB 2.0

Software Options

Operating System

  • Linux

    HDMI and SPDIF via external IC

    Qualcomm Smart Audio Development Kit, Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform, Qualcomm Fluence, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm Quick Charge, Qualcomm AllPlay, Qualcomm Aqstic, Qualcomm Bluetooth Low Energy, Qualcomm Hexagon and Qualcomm Snapdragon are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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