Road map for design with Qualcomm products

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Joined Jun 15, 2019
I am working in Embedded system for about 4 years. The major products that i used for my designs were 8bit MCUs of microchip but now i want to extend my work and knowledge so i am decided to use Qualcomm products.
Now can anyone help me how to start and how to continue?


Joined Apr 21, 2014
You will be out of luck with anything Broadcom or Qualcomm - they have heavy-handed non-disclosure agreements based on the size of the business opportunities and traditionally release only minimal information about their devices.

Depending on what you want to do, hobbyist-friendly companies would be found in TI, Freescale, NXP, ST, etc.

Alternatively, you might want to start from a community supported development board with a ton of support and code available: you mentioned Qualcomm, so I suspect you are looking for Cortex A applications processors. For these, you can look at the Beaglebone or Raspberry Pi.