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Chipsets break GHz barrier with 3G, multimedia functions

Posted: 19 Nov 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:microprocessor? chipset? 3G? multimedia?

Qualcomm Inc. has released the QSD8250 and QSD8650 chipsets from the Snapdragon platform that offer mobile data processing, multimedia performance, 3G wireless connectivity and the lowest levels of power consumption for all-day battery life.

The QSD8250 supports high-speed packet access (HSPA) data rates of up to 7.2Mbit/s on the downlink and 5.76 Mbit/s on the uplink, with full backward compatibility. The dual-mode QSD8650 supports HSPA, as well as CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. B, with full backward compatibility. The two solutions feature a custom GHz microprocessor core paired with Qualcomm's sixth-generation DSP core running at 600MHz to deliver an instant-on and always-connected user experience.

Snapdragon's support for HD video decode, 12Mpixel camera, GPS, broadcast TV (using MediaFLO, DVBH-H and/or ISDB-T), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth deliver opportunities for device manufacturers to design mobile products that make the promise of constant, seamless connectivity in an extremely thin and small form-factor a reality.

"As we expand from the traditional wireless handset market, Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform will be the catalyst for a new era of innovative computing and consumer wireless mobile devices," said Sanjay Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA technologies. "The enthusiastic reception from leading electronics customers for our versatile GHz Snapdragon chipset heralds new possibilities for products blending the mobile phone, 3G wireless connectivity and computing capabilities with unsurpassed battery life."

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