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Qualcomm releases ‘groundbreaking IoT and robotics’ platforms

Qualcomm Technologies has launched what it says are “the world’s first” integrated 5G IoT processors that are designed to support four major operating systems, in addition to two new robotics platforms, and an accelerator program for IoT ecosystem partners.

These new innovations will empower manufacturers participating in the rapidly expanding world of devices at the connected intelligent edge.

The need for connected, intelligent, and autonomous devices is growing rapidly, and it is expected to hit $116 billion by 2030 according to Precedence Research. Businesses attempting to compete in this fast-moving economy need a reliable source of control and connectivity technology for their IoT and robotic devices.

Qualcomm Technologies, which has shipped over 350 million dedicated IoT chipsets, is uniquely capable of providing manufacturers with the platforms needed to address this expanding segment.

Dev Singh, vice president, business development and head of building, enterprise and industrial automation, Qualcomm Technologies, says: “Qualcomm Technologies is committed to fueling innovation, creating new business opportunities, enabling the next generation of 5G connectivity and premium edge- AI — and that starts with ensuring accessibility and performance across the ecosystem.”

The Qualcomm QCS6490 processor and Qualcomm QCM6490 processor are world’s first integrated 5G IoT processors to support four major operating systems

Qualcomm Technologies has upgraded the high-tier SOC Qualcomm QCS6490 and Qualcomm QCM6490 processors, used for a wide range of IoT applications, to support four major different operating systems. An industry first, the Qualcomm QCS6490/Qualcomm QCM6490 can now run Linux, Ubuntu, and Microsoft Windows IoT Enterprise, in addition to Android.

Kam VedBrat, partner director of PM, Azure at Microsoft, says: “Our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies is designed to help companies easily build, deploy, and operate a diverse range of Windows IoT-based cloud-connected edge devices in key industries including industrial, retail, and healthcare.

“Windows IoT brings enterprise-grade security, device management tools, and long-term servicing to ensure secure and reliable operations.”

The Qualcomm QCS6490/Qualcomm QCM6490 processors offer advanced features such as 5G support for global connectivity and geolocation for a broad range of solutions, including connected camera devices such as dashcams, edge boxes, industrial automation equipment (IPC, PLC), autonomous mobile robotics, and more.

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