Qualcomm Technologies International Ltd., a Qualcomm subsidiary, launched the QCC3026 Bluetooth chip yesterday. This is an entry-level flash programmable Bluetooth audio SoC designed for wireless Qualcomm TrueWireless headphones. Qualcomm said that the QCC3026 balances functionality and cost, so manufacturers can produce feature-rich Bluetooth headsets that deliver high-quality sound at a reasonable price.

With this chip, manufacturers can create cheaper true wireless headphones, and the QCC3026 chip supports the wake-up of digital assistants via buttons on wireless headphones. The chip sends the audio stream to the listener and at the same time passes the user’s voice commands to the digital assistant. It can also be used with Qualcomm’s cVc noise cancellation technology to reduce background noise for a quieter user experience. Qualcomm’s TrueWireless Stereo application can be deployed on SoCs with a variety of configurations or customizations.

Qualcomm QCC3026 chip also supports aptX, which can reduce the wireless transmission delay of audio and video to the lowest, mainly low power consumption, the chip can reduce power consumption by 50%. I believe that there will be more real wireless headsets equipped with this chip in the second half of the year, and the price is more reasonable.