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Scaling IoT and IIoT Ecosystems: Qualcomm Unveils New Solutions

By Alex Passett
April 17, 2023

Since 1985, Qualcomm has cemented its international footprint in the development of critical technologies.

In 2023, it still offers a whole host of innovations; extended reality (XR) and wireless capabilities for mobile, connectivity and location awareness for automotive, numerous outfitted wearables and smart solutions for consumer and networking IoT (Internet of Things), and breakthroughs for Industrial IoT (IIoT).

In short, per Qualcomm’s mission statement, the company “transforms how the world communications, connects, and computes.” It’s also a Promoter-level member of the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance alongside the likes of Google, Bosch, and Samsung.

In continuing to bring data processing and intelligence to the edge in order to further power the digital economy, Qualcomm announced two new sets of IoT solutions just earlier today: its QCS8550 and QCM8550 Processors, and its QCS4490 and QCM4490 Processors, respectively.

Let’s break this news down.

These versatile, upgraded, IoT-expanding processor solutions are poised to meet the needs of demanding commercial and industrial applications. (Use cases include, but aren’t limited to: 5G connectivity, next-gen smart cameras, robotics, cloud gaming, crystal-clear video collaboration, industrial handhelds, point-of-sale devices and more.)

The Qualcomm QCS8550 and QCM8550 Processors are designed for performance-intense IoT applications. They combine Wi-Fi 7 connectivity, extreme compute power and edge AI processing to quickly enable and deploy autonomous mobile robots, industrial drones, etc.

The Qualcomm QCS4490 and QCM4490 Processors are equipped with both 5G and Wi-Fi 6E for multi-gigabit speeds, extended range, and low latency for the super-efficient processing of complex computing tasks. With planned support for Android releases (through version 18), they can be used in industrial designs through the year 2030 and are ideal for advanced retail, control and automation applications like security panels, etc.

“Qualcomm Technologies is uniquely positioned to expediently take the IoT and IIoT ecosystems forward,” said Dev Singh, Vice President of Business Development and Head of Building, Enterprise & Industrial Automation at Qualcomm. “These are our newest solutions for bringing top industry technologies together, and to fuel the next generation of resilient, high-performing applications.”

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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