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Qualcomm Intros New 1GHz and Multi-Mode Chips

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Nov 12, 2009, 8:45 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Qualcomm introduced two new lines of mobile processor chips. The MSM7x30 family targets multimedia applications and will support 3D gaming, and the OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 APIs. Other media features these chips will support include 720p video capture at 30 frames per second, 5.1 surround sound, 12 megapixel cameras, and GPS. The MSM7x30 chips will support Android, Windows Mobile, Brew and Symbian handsets. There will be two different variants, one that supports HSPA+ networks, and another that supports HSPA+/EV-DO Rev. B and SV-DO. The processors in these chips will have a minimum spec of 800MHz and can ramp up to 1GHz when needed depending on the applications being used. The will be built into devices by the end of 2010. Qualcomm also announced that it is sampling a series of multi-mode 3G/LTE and dual-carrier HSPA+ chipsets. The MDM family of chips will be able to use both 3G and 4G networks, and could be used in devices sold by Verizon Wireless as it transitions from its EVDO Rev. A network to LTE.

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Sin City

Nov 12, 2009, 10:07 AM

Network Upgrade?

There will be two different variants, one that supports HSPA+ networks, and another that supports HSPA+/EV-DO Rev. B and SV-DO. Does this mean that a CDMA carrier is willing to make the network infrastructure upgrades to CMDA 1x Advanced/SVDO?

With LTE/WiMax going forward, I wasn't sure that this would happen, but a dual mode handset with LTE/SVDO or WiMax/SVDO would win.
I never heard of the network standard SVDO.

Nov 12, 2009, 10:10 AM

Article mentioned EVDO Rev.B, it's a defunct technology!

I wonder what that's all about? Verizon is going from EVDO Rev. A to LTE. I don't know of any other carriers in the world that might use Rev.B.

Also, I wonder what "dual-carrier" means when it comes to HSPA+ chipsets.
What the heck?! Rev B! Why?! I suppose it is back-wards compatible with Rev A so no harm no foul. Just odd!

Nov 12, 2009, 10:02 AM

You reading this Apple???

Put one of these bad boys in your next iPhone and lets continue to make fun of the "killers"!!!
I'm sure the Iphone that comes out in June of 2011 will have this. The article says the chips will be available for sampling by the end of 2010, and at that point, the next Iphone would be due out the following June.

I was kind of dissapointed this...
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