Qualcomm announced that it is significantly expanding the capabilities and product applications for its Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform and Reference Design, further establishing mesh as the networking platform of choice for today’s smart homes.
The Company unveiled the Mesh Networking Platform in May last year to deliver a unique combination of technologies upon which OEMs and broadband carriers to deliver robust and consistent connectivity to smart home devices.
The expansion will see the company enabling, through the integration of Qualcomm Aqstic and Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana, leading voice recognition capabilities in the platform to create virtually seamless voice-driven experiences in the home.
Additionally, Qualcomm Technologies is expanding the range of products that support the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform, beyond networking infrastructure to include smart speakers, smoke detectors, security systems, and smart bulbs where manufacturers are leveraging the mesh networking platform to help create new and better-connected experiences.
Today, consumers’ expectations are centering on voice to interact with and control many of the connected devices in the home. To address this expectation, Qualcomm Technologies is driving the voice user interface into its mesh networking platform.
The enhanced mesh networking platform and reference design, an all-Qualcomm Technologies’ design, now fully integrates Qualcomm Aqstic (WCD 9340), supporting up to 6-mic beam forming and echo cancellation & noise suppression (ECNS), supporting high-quality audio and voice capture capabilities necessary to enable popular voice services.