Qualcomm Reference Designs

The Qualcomm® Reference Design (QRD) program, by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., combines the technical innovation and breadth of its portfolio with optimized designs, an extensive pool of software and component vendors, and the tools and resources device manufacturers need to quickly and cost effectively commercialize devices.

A Comprehensive Ecosystem

It takes device manufacturers, hardware component vendors and software developers to create a great consumer device, and the QRD program is designed with this community in mind - helping to expand the commercial potential for many.


The QRD Preferred Vendor program connects software developers with device manufacturers and provides hardware component vendors with a path to tap into the high-volume demand for quality, cost effective components. For device manufacturers, QRD includes the tools and resources to quickly and cost effectively commercialize a device: including access to providers of third party software applications and hardware components which have been tested against various QRDs and deliver the features and capabilities designed to appeal to today’s demanding consumers.


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