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Spreadtrum rolls out dual-core 1.2GHz smartphone chipset

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Speadtrum? dual-core? smartphones? TD-SCDMA? EDGE?

Speadtrum Communications has recently announced the commercial availability of its dual-core 1.2GHz smartphone chipset for TD-SCDMA (SC8825) and EDGE (SC6825), following qualification of its platform by China Mobile. (see Spreadtrum wins big in smartphone market.)

"The benchmark results we are achieving for our dual-core solution, measured by popular benchmark programs such as AnTuTu and GLBenchmark 2.5, significantly outperform other commercial dual-core products," added Dr. Leo Li, chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum. "This powerful processing capability provides our customers with an even more cost-effective and power-efficient way to deliver high end features in low-cost smartphones."

Spreadtrum's SC8825, which supports dual-mode TD-SCDMA/HSPA & EDGE/GPRS/GSM and the SC6825, which supports EDGE/GPRS/GSM, are based on a highly efficient multi-core architecture delivering the lowest cost platform available for dual-core TD-SCDMA and EDGE smartphone products. The single-chip chipsets integrate a dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A5 core processor, a dual-core Mali 400 graphics processor and multimedia and hardware accelerators for differentiated performance and user experience. Both chipsets are further paired with a single-chip multi-mode RF transceiver for a high level of integration and are pin-to-pin compatible, enabling handset makers to leverage a common handset development effort for products shipping to China as well as to emerging markets.(see Spreadtrum moves into WCDMA market.)

In addition to their high level of integration and low-cost architecture, Spreadtrum's chipsets further deliver standout graphics performance. The solutions' powerful graphics processing capability enhances the user experience for games and other graphics-rich applications, and enables Spreadtrum to bring high end features such as the larger screen sizes more commonly found in premium smartphones to low-cost devices.

Other features of Spreadtrum's SC8825 and SC6825 chipsets include support for HD 1280x720 LCD display, H.264 720p video playback, up to 8 megapixel RGB camera and dual-SIM, dual-standby capability. The chipsets ship with turnkey Android and systems software, reducing the engineering time and resources required by handset makers to bring devices to market, with reference implementations available for both 4-layer and 6-layer PCB layouts.

The SC8825 and SC6825 are commercially available now. The chipsets have already been incorporated by leading China handset makers into smartphone models that are expected to ship commercially during 2Q 2013.





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