Waves Expands Collaboration With Qualcomm to Enhance Audio on Next Generation Mobile Devices

March 9 2020, 00:20
Waves MaxxAudio and Nx 3D audio processing technologies are now compatible with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 765 and 765G mobile processors targeting the latest smartphones and powering augmented experiences, gaming, and more. These Waves technologies have been until now mainly available on Intel and ARM processor-based platforms. This new combination will allow manufacturers implementing Snapdragon processors in premium smartphones and smart peripherals to also support expanded audio experiences.

Both Waves MaxxAudio and Waves Nx, when deployed, provide unique all-in-one audio solutions for mobile and CE equipment manufacturers. Waves MaxxAudio focus on improving and optimizing the sound performance for playing video games, watching movies, and listening to music with the existing platform and drivers, while Waves Nx on Snapdragon generates an immersive 3D audio experience featuring headtracking and room emulation on headphones. As a Qualcomm Platform Solutions Ecosystem member, Waves processing solutions are available to OEMs designing devices and software for use with the Snapdragon 865, 765 and 765G Mobile Platforms. 
"We are pleased to expand on our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies to include compatibility with Waves MaxxAudio and Nx 3D audio technologies on their Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms,” states Tomer Elbaz, EVP & GM, of the Waves Consumer Electronics Division. “The advent of 5G connectivity opens the door to a new level of audio interactivity and immersion, and Waves MaxxAudio and Nx 3D audio technologies are purpose-built to optimize and enhance those new experiences.”

“Snapdragon was designed as the ultimate destination for hardware manufacturers and software developers that want to deliver premium solutions to users,” adds Manvinder Singh, VP, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are pleased to collaborate with Waves to enable advanced audio processing solutions for mobile devices.”

The Waves Maxx suite of audio and voice modules with Waves Nx 3D audio already enhances the sound experience on millions of laptops, tablets, smartphones, smart speakers, headphones, and is available on SoCs from the world's foremost chip makers. Learn more about Waves technologies for consumer electronics at https://maxx.com
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