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Processing the Impact of Qualcomm

December 18, 2018 / Carl Ford

Qualcomm is known for its role in smart phones, but for IoT not many people understand its role in supporting everything from asset tracking to wearables. Qualcomm’s release of the 9205 chip is a reduction in size to half of the 9206 chip and reduces power consumption by 70 percent. As for processing, it supports increased security capabilities and GNSS support. Quite candidly, it knows how to push processing down. The new 9205 chip is a good example of its abilities to meet the market requirements. It supports 3GPP release 14 including category M1 and NB2. It is also enables deployment for areas that have yet to deploy LTE with its enhanced GPRS support. From an edge compute perspective it’s powered by “a variety of hardware and software components including: an ARM Cortex A7 processor, ThreadX and AliOS Things RTOS’s, and a comprehensive set of native networking protocols. Additionally, Qualcomm 9205 comes equipped with an LTE IoT SDK with comprehensive set of...