Qualcomm Whispers About Active Noise Cancellation Chip
Qualcomm today said its latest Bluetooth audio system-on-a-chip is able to provide active noise cancellation for wireless headphones. The CSR8765 makes it possible for Bluetooth headphone designers to drop separate, dedicated active noise cancellation chips from their headsets and instead add the feature via the Bluetooth radio itself. Qualcomm believes this will let headphone makers create smaller, more powerful headphones that can be used with mobile devices such as smartphones. Moreover, the CSR8675 includes embedded 120 Mhz 24-bit DSP as well as Qualcomm's aptX and aptX HD audio technologies for high-quality Bluetooth audio. Qualcomm says the module can deliver up to 12 hours of active noise cancellation at reduction rates of -23 dB.
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
Sep 13, 2018
OnePlus today announced a new pair of wired headphones for its smartphones. The Type-C Bullets have been re-engineered to produce the right balance between in-ear comfort and high-quality sound.
May 29, 2018
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon XR1 Platform, a system-on-a-chip dedicated to stand-alone virtual/augmented reality headsets. Much like Qualcomm's mobile platforms, the XR1 contains multiple modules that together enable powerful extended reality experiences.
Aug 15, 2017
Qualcomm today announced a major expansion of Spectra, its effort to offer manufacturers a drop-in hardware and software solution for easily and affordably adding advanced camera technology to phones and other devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. The expanded Spectra suite includes three new hardware camera modules.
Sep 29, 2017
Zagg this week announced five new iFrogz Bluetooth headsets, all of which are among its most affordable to date. The standout is the $20 Free Rein Wireless, a set of Bluetooth earbuds with a flat neck cord and and an unusually small, light hanging module with the battery and three buttons.