Connectivity and IoT: Qualcomm v Wi-Fi 6 as a Core Element for Smart Products

by Kelvin
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Smart electronic devices using Wi-Fi to communicate with each other. This is how Qualcomm projects the future when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT). The company calls this ecosystem a connected world.

The conference is part of the second day of a workshop hosted by the technology giant at its headquarters in San Diego (USA) and which is hosted by TudoCelular on site.

  

This requires devices with extremely fast, reliable, low latency connection. This ecosystem still depends on factors such as its construction and software.

A pioneer when it comes to wireless technology, Qualcomm took advantage of the panel to show the historical context of the evolution of wireless cable. Along with 5G, Wi-Fi 6, the new generation of wireless networking that promises networks that can support more connected devices simultaneously without loss of speed and is expected to arrive later this year.

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The company's idea is to redefine the concept of connectivity, and this will be reflected in bluetooth devices such as audio devices, wearables and also connected homes. The company already has modems compatible with the new standards, with chip that allows use in small antennas.

During the panel, Qualcomm, which has invested more than $ 50 billion in technology since 1985, showed how its top-of-the-line Snapdragon 855 chipset was designed to keep up with these technologies – 5G and Wi-Fi 6 – and stressed that Wi-Fi is the technology seen as indispensable by most of its consumers.

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To satisfy the high expectations of its customers, Qualcomm is betting on mmWave Wi-Fi – high frequency waves also used by the 5G – which will bring benefits to audiophiles, who will have equipment such as headsets and ear buds, even more. efficient and with lower latency (less than 1ms). The company is betting on the next generation of chips for this technology, such as the Qualcomm FastConect 6800, and mesh networks, which help optimize the experience.

The company also introduced its current portfolio of Wi-Fi 6 platforms, which had its first generation launched in 2017 and was updated last August, which already has a number of partners.

Editor Wallace Moté traveled to San Diego at the invitation of Qualcomm Brazil.

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