Smart Audio Platform

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

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Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform

Many audio manufacturers see the opportunities presented by the rapidly increasing demand for smart speaker products, however the process of developing a smart speaker that meets high consumer expectations can be complex and challenging - requiring the integration of an array of features and advanced capabilities. The Qualcomm® Smart Audio Platform is designed specifically to help reduce the time and streamline the process for developing smart and networked speakers, and offers manufacturers variety of choices to help them participate in the growing smart speaker opportunity.

 

The Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform is designed to bring together a powerful combination of processing, connectivity options, voice user interfaces and premium audio technologies, to help deliver a highly flexible, unique end-to-end single-vendor smart speaker solution. With our proprietary audio technologies integrated, the platform supports high resolution audio, whole-home networked audio, echo cancellation, beamforming, noise suppression and barge-in wake-word detection. It supports both Linux and Android Things operating systems, as well as voice services from major providers.

 

The Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform is offered on two different hardware options – APQ8009 or APQ8017, and also as a Development Kit qualified for Amazon Alexa Voice Service, based on a six-microphone design. To support developers there is a comprehensive set of software configurations which are designed to address smart speaker use cases for virtually all tiers of product.

Smart Audio Platform Specs

Wi-Fi

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

  • MU-MIMO
  • Integrated baseband

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Version

  • Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth Technology

  • Bluetooth Low Energy

Bluetooth Profiles

  • A2DP v1.3
  • AVRCPv1.5

USB

USB Version

  • USB 2.0

Display

Maximum On-Device Display Support

  • 720p
  • 1080p Full HD

UI FPS

  • Up to 60 FPS

General Audio

Audio Technology

  • Multi-mic noise suppression technology
  • Beamforming technology
  • Echo cancellation technology
  • Keyword detection technology
  • Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology

Analog Microphone Input

  • Up to 6 analog mics

Voice Services

  • Amazon Alexa Voice Service
  • Google Assistant (on Android things)
  • Microsoft Cortana

Digital Microphone Input

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

Qualcomm® aptX™ playback support

  • aptX Classic

Channel Output

  • 4 channels

CPU

CPU Clock Speed

  • Up to 1.4 GHz
  • Up to 1.3 GHz

CPU Cores

  • 4x ARM Cortex A53
  • 4x ARM Cortex A7

CPU Bit Architecture

  • 64-bit
  • 32-bit

Process

Process Technology

  • 28 nm LP

DSP

DSP Technology

  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP

GPU

GPU Name

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

Charging

Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Support

  • Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0 technology

Memory

Memory speed

  • 667MHz
  • 533 MHz

Memory Type

  • LPDDR3

Flash

  • eMMC

Storage

eMMC

  • eMMC 4.5
  • eMMC 5.1

Interface

Supported Interfaces

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

Software Options

Operating System

  • Linux
  • Android
  1. APQ8009
  2. APQ8017
  3. APQ DMICs
  4. APQ8017
  5. APQ8009
  6. APQ8017
  7. APQ8009
  8. APQ8017
  9. APQ8009
  10. APQ8017
  11. APQ8009
  12. APQ8017
  13. APQ8009
  14. APQ8009
  15. APQ8017

Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform and Qualcomm aptX are products of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm AllPlay and Qualcomm Aqstic are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.