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Chipset will bring multimedia to WCDMA

Posted: 03 Nov 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:qualcomm? chipset? wcdma? msm6245?

Qualcomm's MSM6245 chipset

Qualcomm Inc. announced it is working on a new chipset that will enable lower-cost WCDMA handsets with more integrated multimedia features and reduced power consumption. Scheduled to start sampling in 2Q 2006, the Value Platform Mobile Station Modem MSM6245 chipset features 65nm CMOS technology and will interface to the company's RF CMOS single-chip transceiver and multi-band receiver devices for greater cost-efficiency.

The MSM6245 will support WCDMA Release 99, EDGE, GPRS and GSM networks. Some of the multimedia capabilities integrated into the MSM6245 single-chip baseband include support for 2 Megapixel camera and image processing; video streaming, playback, recording and video telephony; streaming and playback of popular audio codecs such as MP3; AAC/aacPlus and Enhanced aacPlus; Bluetooth connectivity; 2D/3D graphics; and OMA 2.0-compliant digital rights management (DRM).

The MSM6245 is scheduled to sample in the second quarter of 2006. The complete MSM6245 solution includes the RFT6275 transceiver to support highly cost-effective single-band handsets, the RFR6275 receiver to support GPS and tri-band WCDMA configurations when combined with the RFT6275 and PM6640 power management devices.

- Janine Love


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