Qualcomm had taken the Smartphones world by a storm and after proving its leadership there, it is now venturing into Internet of Things space with equal rigor.
In a span of a couple of days, there are 2 big announcements from Qualcomm. One of them is from the world of Healthcare Internet of Things, where Qualcomm has acquired Capsule Technologies to expand its footprint in this space. Another big announcement from Qualcomm is the launch of its Snapdragon Flight Platform.
Qualcomm acquires Capsule: with this acquisition, Qualcomm has been able to extend its healthcare platform with patient monitoring facility both inside and outside the hospital. The combined platform will now be able to provide connectivity solutions and healthcare data for the healthcare ecosystem. SO far Qualcomm’s platform had been used to monitor patients outside the hospitals. Capsule, on the other hand, used its technology to collect, distribute and manage the data from different devices within the hospitals. With this move, Qualcomm will now be able to lay its hands on the in-premise hospital data thus giving it a complete control of the ecosystem.
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Qualcomm launches Snapdragon Flight Platform: it is touted to be the next generation development platform which would help the manufacturers build the future ready drones. The platform is based on Snapdragon 801 processor and is built keeping in mind the consumer drone segment. The platform supports dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and has provisions for real-time flight control systems. It comes with the features like a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver and 4K video processing to make it truly next generation.