Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and Quectel Wireless Solutions Co., Ltd, a global IoT solutions provider, showcased the machine vision and edge intelligence solution for smart modules at MWC-Barcelona 2023. This solution can enable various use cases including industrial sorting, manufacturing line management and other industrial applications.
The solution uses the Qualcomm QCM6490 chipset with the Quectel smart module SG560D and can detect and recognize various objects and fully utilize the hardware acceleration on CPU, GPU, and DSP processors.
For years, Qualcomm Technologies has managed a technology value-added services (Tech VAS) program, developed by Qualcomm Incorporated through its Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL) division, to enable the wireless ecosystem, to develop and deploy the most advanced and complex technologies.
“Our collaboration with Quectel has yielded highly valuable results and we are pleased for the successful demonstration of the ML/AI solution for smart modules,” said An Chen, Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Incorporated. “The services provided by our Tech VAS team are just one of the many examples of how Qualcomm has been spearheading the advanced technology development, enabling our partners through technology collaborations to keep the ecosystem healthy. When our collaborators like Quectel succeed in bringing to market their devices enabled by Qualcomm’s fundamental R&D, we consider everyone better for it. This is another example of how Qualcomm uses its technology expertise and leadership to support our customer’s differentiation, global business expansion, and success.”
“We are very proud of our successful demonstration at MWC-Barcelona to showcase our continued collaboration with Qualcomm,” said Neset Yalcinkaya, VP of Products, Quectel Wireless Solutions. “The machine vision and edge intelligence solution demonstrates again how we continually strive to develop the best-in-breed smart modules needed for advanced industry applications. Those customers looking to develop high performance edge computing and machine vision-based advanced applications are able to work closely with Quectel to create highly customized solutions based on our smart modules.”
Qualcomm (qualcomm.com) is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.
Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business.
Quectel’s passion (quectel.com) for a smarter world drives us to accelerate IoT innovation. A highly customer-centric organization, we are a global IoT solutions provider backed by outstanding support and services. Our growing global team of over 4,000 professionals sets the pace for innovation in cellular, GNSS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® modules, antennas and IoT connectivity. With regional offices and support across the globe, our international leadership is devoted to advancing IoT and helping build a smarter world.