smart headset

Qualcomm Smart Headset Platform

Based on the QCC5100 Series Bluetooth Audio SoC

The process of developing a smart headset that meets high consumer expectations is complex and challenging, requiring the integration of an array of features and advanced capabilities. The Qualcomm® Smart Headset Platform is designed specifically to help reduce time and streamline the process for developing advanced Bluetooth headsets, to help manufacturers participate in the growing smart headset opportunity.

The Smart Headset Platform is designed to bring together powerful software and hardware to help deliver an end-to-end single-vendor smart headset solution.

Qualcomm Smart Headest Platform is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Smart assistant support

Push button headset activation support for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) and the Google Assistant.

Premium audio

Based on our premium QCC5100 system on a chip series, featuring ultra-low power consumption designed to help extend playback time and battery life.

Comprehensive development options

Get the building blocks needed to create a smart headset, making it simpler for audio manufacturers to start developing straight out of the box.

Smart Headset Diagram


  • Ultra-low-power consumption for extended playback time and battery life

  • Qualcomm® 2 mic cVc™ noise reduction technology for superior audio when in a voice call

  • Single chip Bluetooth containing the power management, audio DSPs, application processor, Bluetooth RF, GPIO and audio inputs and outputs

  • Class A/B direct drive of the speakers

  • Supports the Amazon Mobile Accessory protocol for seamless integration with the Google Play store Amazon Alexa application

  • 4 button control and LED user interface

  • 13mm speakers to handle low frequency audio to support full range frequency response audio play back

  • Ear interface rubbers supplied in small, medium and large sizes

  • Qualcomm® Smart Headset Reference Design for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS)

  • Qualcomm Smart Headset Reference Design for the Google Assistant



CPU Clock Speed: Up to 80 MHz

CPU Features: Programmable Apps CPU

CPU Architecture: 32-bit


DSP RAM: 80kB (P) + 256kB (D)

DSP Technology: 2x Qualcomm® Kalimba™ DSP, Configurable DSP

DSP Clock Speed: 2x 120 MHz DSP


Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0

Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth Low Energy sensor hub, Bluetooth Low Energy, Dual-mode Bluetooth

Bluetooth Speed: 2 Mbps

Voice Services

Digital Assistant Activation: Button press, Qualcomm® Voice Activation

General Audio

Audio Technology: Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Stereo technology, Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Stereo Plus technology, Qualcomm® Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology, Qualcomm® Broadcast Audio technology, Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology, Qualcomm® cVc™ audio technology

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

Qualcomm® Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) technology: Feedback, Feedforward, Hybrid

Qualcomm® cVc™ noise cancellation technology: 2-mic Headset

Audio Playback

Channel output: Stereo

Power Consumption

Amperage: ~6mA, A2DP stream (SBC), measured at battery terminal, 3.7v including load, ~7mA HFP Narrow Band, 1 Digital MIC cVc


Package Type: BGA

Pins: 81 pins (9 x 9)

Pitch: 0.5mm Pitch

Package Size: 5.5 x 5.5 x 1 mm

  1. Qualcomm® Voice Activation with additional license agreements.

License Keys: Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology, Qualcomm® Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology and Qualcomm® Voice Activation require a software license agreement.

Qualcomm Smart Headset Reference Design, Qualcomm Smart Headset Platform, Qualcomm cVc, QCC5100, QCC5124, Qualcomm Smart Headset Development Kit, Qualcomm Open Board Development Kit and Qualcomm aptX are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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