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Dual-CPU Snapdragon chipsets run up to 1.2GHz

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:CPU? Snapdragon chipset? smart phone? GPU?

Qualcomm Inc. has begun sampling first dual-CPU Snapdragon chipsets, the Mobile Station Modem (MSM) MSM8260 and MSM8660 solutions that integrate two of the company's enhanced cores running at up to 1.2GHz.

Targeted at enabling high-end smart phones, the MSM8x60 solutions are third-generation chipsets from Qualcomm's expanded Snapdragon platform, which has been powering smart phones, tablets and smartbook devices in markets around the world.

The MSM8260 for HSPA+ and MSM8660 for multi-mode HSPA+/CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. B feature two enhanced CPU cores running at up to 1.2GHz for high levels of Web application and multimedia performance, including a powerful GPU with 3D/2D acceleration engines for Open GLES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1 acceleration, 1080p video encode/decode, dedicated low power audio engine, integrated low power GPS, and support for 24bit WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution displays.

"Qualcomm's first-generation Snapdragon chipsets set a new standard for advanced smart phones and smartbook devices, and our second-generation solutions are already shipping in volume," said Steve Mollenkopf, executive VP of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "We are very excited by the innovation our customers are already showing as they begin designing products based on our dual-core MSM8260 and MSM8660 chipsets."

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