• Qualcomm made a USB-C DAC to show off its hi-fi audio tech

    6 days ago - By Engadget

    If you're familiar with the name Qualcomm at all, you may know them best as the maker of Snapdragon processors that power many, if not most, of the market's leading smartphones. But Qualcomm doesn't just make CPUs and modems, and it can now add dedic...
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  • Qualcomm Hopes USB-C DAC Dongle Will Alleviate Headphone Woes

    Qualcomm Hopes USB-C DAC Dongle Will Alleviate Headphone Woes

    6 days ago - By Phone Scoop

    Qualcomm today showed off the AQT1000, a tool that will help bridge the audio gap in devices that have a USB-C port but no 3.5mm headphone jack. The AQT1000 is an Aqstic Hi-Fi digital to analog converter. One end plugs into a phone's USB-C port and the other supports wired headphones. The onboard Aqstic DAC, pulled from the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, delivers high-quality 384 kHz audio streams at 32 bits with a dynamic range of 123 dB. In addition to Qualcomm's aptX HD codec, the AQT1000 also includes native Direct Stream Digital support, which is a high-quality codec known for...
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  • Qualcomm's USB-C DAC could fix your headphone jack sadness

    Qualcomm's USB-C DAC could fix your headphone jack sadness

    6 days ago - By SlashGear

    The 3.5mm headphone jack might be disappearing from smartphones, but Qualcomm wants to give us something better in the shape of a new DAC for smartphones and other mobile devices. The Qualcomm AQT1000 is the chip-maker's new Aqstic Hi-Fi digital to analog converter , set to show up in products in 2018. It's designed to plug into a USB-C port,...
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