Siemens is developing use cases to study how building automation can leverage low latency, greater capacity, and high speed data transmission offered by 5G compared to 4G
Qualcomm Technologies has announced a partnership with Siemens Smart Infrastructure to deploy 5G private networks for automation in buildings to enhance energy efficiency and reduce costs of ownerships.
The partnership is testing 5G private network use cases for effective connection of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) assets.
The companies are using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System to deploy 5G private networks.
Through the collaboration, Qualcomm and Siemens intend to advance digitalisation in building automation by developing new and intelligent smart devices in the future.
Siemens is developing use cases to evaluate how building automation can leverage low latency, greater capacity, and high speed data transmission offered by 5G compared to 4G.
A proof-of-concept (PoC) network architecture was developed at a Siemens’ facility in the US with support from Qualcomm’s engineering services group. It is said to focus on various elements including system design, securing experimental Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) license, and full integration of devices into cloud-based solutions.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA Siemens BP Americas engineering head Ivan Todorov said: “Joining Qualcomm Technologies’ capabilities with Siemens’ building automation domain experience creates a unique skillset that enables creation of a very innovative offering.
“We see 5G as a key enabler that will bring to life an ecosystem of edge devices and services to help us meet some of the most pressing customer needs around energy efficiency, cyber security and decarbonisation. In times of increasing technology complexity, we see partnering as key to optimising time-to-market and value for the customer.”
Qualcomm claims to power the digital transformation of business through system-level solutions by leveraging a combination of wireless connectivity and ultra-intelligent platforms.
Qualcomm Europe business development senior director Sebastiano Di Filippo said: “We are proud of the collaboration with Siemens, bringing together its leadership in building automation, and our expertise in wireless and edge compute technologies. Our teams worked closely to successfully prove the automated building use case.
“Qualcomm Technologies’ platforms have the power to unlock huge potential across multiple sectors, driving the Connected Intelligent Edge – where billions of smart connected devices can be deployed and impact a multitude of industries.”
In September 2022, Qualcomm signed a multi-year agreement with Meta to build metaverse experiences by leveraging Snapdragon extended reality (XR) platforms and technologies for the Meta Quest platform.