Qualcomm launches its latest TWS-friendly Bluetooth chipsets
Qualcomm has ushered in new ultra-low-power Bluetooth systems on a chip (SoCs) for accessories geared to this kind of technology. The company asserts that they are rated for improved connectivity and integrity in the same. In addition, these new chips might help reduce earphone fatigue, not to mention the frequency with which these devices need charging.
Indeed, Qualcomm estimates that these new SoCs are capable of conferring battery life of up to 13 hours (based on a 65mAh capacity and various operational conditions). The new silicon comes in 2 flavors: the QCC514X and QCC304X, which are intended for premium- and entry- or mid-tier products respectively. The former supports always-on hands-free voice-assistant activations with a wake word, whereas the latter offers the same but at the touch of a button.
They also both integrate Qualcomm TrueWireless Mirroring and Hybrid ANC, 2 novel features that may enhance wireless pairing strength and noise cancellation that also allows for environmental awareness respectively. Therefore, the TWS earbuds or other audio peripherals of the future may come with either of these new SoCs built in. Qualcomm asserts that they allow for reduced development times for the OEMs in question, particularly in the area of AI assistance integration.