The Qualcomm Smart Headset Reference Design for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) is the first system reference design qualified by Amazon for Bluetooth headsets. The solution is designed for device makers evaluating Alexa on-the-go. The reference design supports push-button activation for Alexa when used with the Amazon Alexa App installed on an Android smartphone. The solution implements the Alexa Mobile Accessory protocol (AMA), which enables headsets to directly and seamlessly connect with the Amazon Alexa App on a smartphone. This simplifies setup for the consumer, while maximizing functionality, performance, and smartphone hardware and software compatibility. Based on Qualcomm Technologies’ Bluetooth Audio System-on-Chip (SoC) QCC5100-series, the solution’s ultra-low-power consumption provides extended playback time. It also includes Qualcomm cVc™ noise reduction technology which supports active noise cancellation and superior audio quality while in a voice call. Features include:
Following evaluation with the Qualcomm Smart Headset Reference Design for Amazon AVS, device makers can now employ the Qualcomm Smart Headset Development Kit for Amazon AVS to develop their own headset products with a full software and tools development environment. Collectively, this development kit consists of the Qualcomm Bluetooth Developer License which provides access to the Qualcomm Audio Development Kit (ADK) with installer for AVS, the Qualcomm Open Board Development Kit, and the Qualcomm Transaction Bridge.