Qualcomm Unveils 2nd Gen of its NEW Bluetooth LE Audio Chip


introducing its newest mobile platform, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 at the Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm concentrated on its services outside of smartphones. The Qualcomm S5 Gen 2 and Qualcomm S3 Gen 2 second-generation Bluetooth audio platforms have now been released. Both of them have compatibility with the recently released Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC’s Snapdragon Sound feature.

While the Qualcomm S3 Gen 2 is designed for commonplace audio accessories, the Qualcomm S5 Gen 2 provides premium experiences. In order to comprehend the transition in its client base, the chipmaker has been conducting State of Sound surveys for the past six years. And Qualcomm was able to concentrate on what customers seek thanks to the data from the 2022 State of Sound poll, which had over 6,000 participants. for Bluetooth LE, spatial audio, and other things.

Qualcomm S5 and S3 Gen 2 Sound Platform

Qualcomm S5 Gen 2 and Qualcomm S3 Gen 2

Third-generation Qualcomm Adaptive Noise Cancellation is a feature of both the Qualcomm S5 Gen 2 and S3 Gen 2. Qualcomm offers an adaptive transparency mode with intelligent speed recognition to guarantee that users may obtain an immersive experience while still being able to hear what’s vital around them, in contrast to the typical noise-cancelling techniques that fully tune out the outside environment. Common problems like wind noise and howling are indeed diminished by the ANC technique.


A wide range of connection protocols, including Bluetooth LE Audio, are also featured in the new audio platforms. AuraCast Broadcast Audio is also supported, enabling one to share music with friends and family in a public or private situation.


Additionally, Qualcomm works closely with the renowned audio company Bose, whose most recent devices enable Snapdragon Sound. The chipmaker plans to use Snapdragon Sound technology in headgear for AR and VR and headphones and speakers. It is concentrating on spatial audio since it can monitor users’ head motions and adjust the sound to create a realistic experience.

By the second part of 2023, commercial devices are anticipated to use the Qualcomm S5 and S3 Gen 2 Sound Platforms.

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