Qualcomm has launched new chipsets and audio technologies that will be implemented in true wireless earphones launched in the coming months and years. The Qualcomm has launched the QCC514X and QCC304X series of chipsets, along with two new audio technologies that will be supported on the chipset. While the QCC514X chipset will power premium-tier products, the QCC304X Series SoCs will be affordable and for mid-range true wireless earphones.
The new chipsets are the successors to the QCC5100 and QCC30XX chipsets, which have been around for a few years now. The chipset will support new technologies for true wireless earphones developed by Qualcomm, including TrueWireless Mirroring and Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation, both of which are implemented at the hardware level in the chipset.
Truewireless mirroring is said to allow the primary connection between the two earphones to be switched radically with the source device. This is useful because it will either allow earphones to be used alone without interruption, as well as allow earphones to be set as the primary headset with a strong connection.
Most true wireless earphones today have a fixed wireless master ‘earphone that ties in with a smartphone, tablet, or computer, with the exception of a few options such as Apple AirPods Pro that use proprietary versions of the same technology. Qualcomm’s chipset-level implementation of this technology means that many true wireless earphone manufacturers will gain access to such technology.
Hybrid active noise-canceling technology is supported on some of the new Qualcomm chipsets, and there is always on-voice assisted activation. In addition to a better listening experience through noise cancellation and more natural listening or for transparency functions, users will be able to call the voice assistant without having to press any button; Simply speaking the wake word in the headset’s range will invoke the assistant.