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Qualcomm Announces Commercial Release of its Augmented Reality Platform

Qualcomm Incorporated recently announced the immediate commercial availability of its Augmented Reality (AR) Platform for Android smartphones. Offered through Qualcomm’s online developer network, this 1.0 release marks the successful completion of the Company’s beta program. Developers can now build, market and commercially distribute applications based on the Qualcomm AR platform.

Qualcomm’s award-winning AR platform will enable a broad range of experiences that entertain, engage and inform consumers with a new form of interactive media. The platform’s rich feature set enables developers to build high-performance, interactive 3D experiences on real world images, such as those used in print media (books, magazines, brochures, tickets, signs) and on product packaging.
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Posted by on May 19, 2011 in Qualcomm, Technology

 

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Qualcomm Introduces Single-Chip 802.11n Wireless LAN Solution for Handsets and Mobile Devices

Qualcomm Incorporated, a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, recently introduced the WCN1312™ – a single-chip, high-performance 802.11n-compliant wireless local-area networking (WLAN) solution for handsets and mobile devices. This highly integrated device supports data rates of up to 72 Mbps – significantly higher than previous 802.11a, b, and g Wi-Fi solutions – for a better user experience while downloading data, watching streaming video or surfing the Internet.

“As demand increases for wireless LAN connectivity in handsets and other mobile devices, carriers are migrating to higher-performance, more integrated solutions,” said Mike Concannon, senior vice president of Connectivity and Wireless Modules for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “The new WCN1312 solution gives our customers an extremely compact 802.11n solution with leading-edge performance and full system-level integration with other Qualcomm chipsets, which minimizes design time and reduces manufacturers’ time-to-market.”
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Posted by on June 10, 2009 in Qualcomm

 

Qualcomm Unveils PC Alternative for Bringing Internet Access to Developing Markets Worldwide

Qualcomm Incorporated announced a new PC alternative to make high-speed wireless Internet access more widely available and affordable in emerging markets. The Kayak™ PC alternative leverages the widespread availability of 3G wireless broadband to bring Internet connectivity to markets where wired Internet access has often been difficult to access or unaffordable. The Kayak PC alternative fills the niche that exists between desktop PCs, which normally require landlines or separate accessories for connectivity, and Internet-capable wireless devices.

The Kayak PC alternative includes a reference design and recommended software specifications that will be made available to device manufacturers. Manufacturers can then design a wide range of devices based on the Kayak reference design that take advantage of the high level of integration, inherent connectivity and comprehensive functionality. The Kayak reference design uses Qualcomm’s dual-core Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM7xxx-series chipsets to provide both computing and connectivity. Devices based on the Kayak reference design will offer:
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– A Full-featured Web 2.0-capable browser from Opera Software able to perform at desktop resolutions – Access via the browser to Web 2.0 productivity applications
– Support for both television sets and computer monitors to be used as displays and/or for a built-in display
– Compatibility with a standard keyboard and mouse for input
– Music player and/or a 3D gaming console functionality

In the future, commercial Kayak-based devices may also be powered by Snapdragon™ solutions. Initial Kayak PC alternative units, manufactured by Taiwan-based Inventec Corporation, will be used to initiate user trials during the first quarter of 2009 in Southeast Asia on both CDMA2000® and WCDMA (UMTS) networks.

“Emerging markets will be a huge growth driver for the telecommunications industry in the coming years,” said Mark Hirsch, vice president of corporate marketing, Inventec Corporation. “We are very excited about Qualcomm’s innovative Kayak reference design that leverages wireless networks to bring Internet connectivity to developing markets.”

“Web-based applications open up new possibilities for people in emerging markets for whom packaged software can be expensive,” said Rod Hamlin, senior vice president of sales, Americas, Opera Software. “Combining the Opera browser with Qualcomm’s chipset is a great way to help bring the power of connected computing to millions of new Internet users around the world.”

“The broad footprint of 3G networks means that wireless is the answer to Internet access for worldwide markets – especially in emerging regions,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “The Kayak PC alternative is a great example of how Qualcomm is leveraging cloud computing over wireless broadband networks to help bring new areas of the world into the global online community for the first time.”

Qualcomm Incorporated is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500 company. For more information, please visit http://www.qualcomm.com.

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2008 in Qualcomm