Qualcomm has launched Qualcomm aptX Adaptive, a next-generation audio codec designed to be dynamically adjustable.
This addition to Qualcomm's premium audio portfolio combines enhancements in robustness, premium audio quality, scalability, low-latency and low-bit rate audio transmission to support a wireless listening user experience for today's demanding applications including mobile gaming, watching video and music listening. aptX Adaptive technology is engineered to automatically adjust to provide optimum audio quality or latency depending on the type of content being played on the device while also taking into account the external RF environment to support a robust connection.
"Most audio codecs available today are largely static in nature with fixed bit-rates which can lead to wireless connectivity issues in challenging RF environments," said Jonny McClintock, director, product marketing, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. "Many of these codecs were designed for music listening and are simply not suitable for low-latency gaming and audio/video applications. aptX was one of the first technologies to really help make a difference to the Bluetooth music listening experience and we've continued working hard to create a technology that will help transform the listening experience for the next generation of consumers who want to replace the wire completely."
The aptX Adaptive decoder, for devices such as headsets, headphones and speakers, is scheduled to be available to Qualcomm's ustomers on the Qualcomm CSRA68100 and the Qualcomm QCC5100 series Bluetooth Audio SoCs from September 2018. A version of the aptX Adaptive encoder for devices such as smartphones and tablets is scheduled to be available to run on Android P from December 2018.