Around five years ago, truly wireless earbuds supported by Qualcomm Technologies arrived on the scene. They helped end-users to listen to their music and make voice calls with complete freedom from wires. At that time, many saw the potential for a “hearable” device — an in-ear computer that could support a wide variety of useful audio features. We all know what happened next.
For many of you listening, I suspect you will have a drawer of different headphones depending on whether you are traveling, exercising, or wanting to avoid distractions and interruptions in the office. But today, I want to explore the technology and innovation that is transforming the Audio that brings to life the music, audiobooks, and podcasts that we consume.
Bluetooth LE Audio is a new industry standard that will extend the capabilities of classic Bluetooth and offer up new possibilities for wireless audio use cases, with capabilities such as broadcast, multicast, and audio sharing.
Qualcomm has worked closely with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and is helping to further the wireless audio ecosystem evolution. This includes innovating integrated technology platforms that support the current Bluetooth standard alongside LE Audio, which is critical for ensuring end-products are fit for purpose in the real world.
Guy Gampell joins me on the show to discuss Qualcomm’s audio innovations and technology. We discuss how the New Ultra-Low Power Bluetooth Audio SoCs will improve the true wireless sound. I also learn how Qualcomm’s breakthrough adaptive active noise-cancelling technology is Designed to Deliver Increased Comfort, Consistent Performance, and Improved Sound Quality for True Wireless Earbuds.
I also look under the hood to learn how the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 888 Mobile Platform, with the Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 connectivity system, brings mobile-side support for Bluetooth 5.2, LE Audio, aptX audio, and other features providing further interoperability benefits for sound quality, wireless audio robustness, and responsiveness.
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