Smart Audio Platform

Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform is a product of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.

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Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform

Many speaker manufacturers see the opportunity in delivering smart speaker products, but may not have all the technical resource in-house to develop a connected platform. The Qualcomm® Smart Audio Platform is designed to help accelerate and redefine the development process for smart and networked speakers. It is highly flexible to support OEMs who want to add their own differentiating features, and includes a unique combination of Amazon Alexa, Qualcomm® AllPlay™ Smart Audio Platform and Google technologies, as well as powerful Multicore ARM and Qualcomm® Hexagon DSP platform architecture.


The platform offers two hardware options, along with a comprehensive set of software configurations which are designed to address smart speaker use cases for all tiers of product. Its advanced capabilities include support for high-resolution audio, Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ for enhanced battery charging, and far field voice capabilities that run at low power for always-on standby mode.


This comprehensive solution is engineered to help reduce the complexity of smart speaker development, improve development time and reduce cost.

Smart Audio Platform Specs


Wi-Fi Standards

  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11a/b/g

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands

  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz

Peak speed

  • 433 Mbps

Channel Utilization

  • 20/40/80 MHz

MIMO Configuration

  • 1x1 (1-stream)
  • 2x2 (2-stream)

Peak QAM

  • 256 QAM

Wi-Fi Features

  • Integrated baseband


Bluetooth Version

  • Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth Technology

  • Bluetooth Low Energy

Bluetooth Profiles

  • A2DP v1.3
  • AVRCPv1.5


USB Version

  • USB 2.0


Maximum On-Device Display Support

  • 720p


  • Up to 60 FPS


Audio Technology

  • Qualcomm® Fluence™ noise cancellation technology
  • Qualcomm® aptX™ codec technology
  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology

Digital Microphone Input

  • 2 digital mics

Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec playback support

  • Dynamic range: 130dB
  • THD+N: -109dB
  • PCM up to 192kHz/24bit
  • Dual oscillator support (44.1kHz/48kHz)

Qualcomm® aptX™ playback support

  • aptX Classic

Channel Output

  • 4 channels


CPU Clock Speed

  • Up to 1.4 GHz
  • Up to 1.3 GHz

CPU Cores

  • Quad-core CPU
  • 4x ARM Cortex A53
  • 4x ARM Cortex A7

CPU Bit Architecture

  • 64-bit


DSP Technology

  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP


Process Technology

  • 28 nm LP

Software Options

Operating System

  • Linux
  • Android


GPU Name

  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 308 GPU
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 304 GPU


Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Support

  • Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0 technology


Memory speed

  • 667MHz
  • 533 MHz

Memory Type

  • LPDDR2
  • LPDDR3


  • NAND



  • eMMC 4.5
  • eMMC 5.1


Supported Interfaces

  • UART
  • USB 2.0
  • I²S
  • SPI
  • I²C
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet
  1. APQ8017
  2. APQ8009
  3. APQ8017
  4. APQ8009
  5. APQ8017
  6. APQ8009
  7. APQ8017
  8. APQ8009
  9. APQ8009
  10. APQ8009
  11. APQ8009
  12. APQ8017

Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform and Qualcomm aptX are products of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm AllPlay and Qualcomm Aqustic are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Confidential and proprietary – Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.