Besides, Qualcomm's Home Hub platform can be termed as the most powerful platform when it comes to computational efficiency and effectiveness.
The reference design will be presented in a speaker housing promoting a 360-degree sound experience, and as far as software goes the development kit will support both Linux and the Android Things.
Unveiled last June, the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform already supports Amazon Alexa and Google voice interfaces. Qualcomm will also showcase smart speakers at their CES booth with all major assistants in action.
The company believes that by opening its smart platform for more manufacturers, it will be easier to build devices that come with built-in support for virtual assistants.
Microsoft announced today that companies like Qualcomm are creating reference designs to encourage hardware makers to integrate AI assistant Cortana into more devices.
These devices will be powered with Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana to bring in the high powered voice assistant to consumers. It's engineered to help developers and audio manufacturers simplify the development of smart speaker products, at a range of price points.
Qualcomm Technologies also introduced the new Qualcomm Low Power Bluetooth SoC QCC5100 series to help manufacturers develop a new generation of compact wireless earbuds, hearables and headsets.
With this announcement at the CES 2018, we can expect Qualcomm to enhance its support further for smart home devices and other IoT products.
The Cortana Device SDK was first made available in private preview in December 2016.
Chinese new energy company, BYD Company, announced the selection of Qualcomm Technologies' automotive solutions for upcoming electric vehicles from BYD.