Qualcomm Intros New 1GHz and Multi-Mode Chips
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.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
Qualcomm Renames 600 Series Snapdragon Chips
Qualcomm has changed the names of two 600 series Snapdragon processors. Specifically, the Snapdragon 620 and Snapdragon 618 will now be called the Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 650.
Apple Files Yet Another Lawsuit Against Qualcomm
Apple is taking Qualcomm to court in the U.K. over patent-licensing fees.
Qualcomm To Build Wireless Charging Into Snapdragon Chips
Qualcomm revealed this week that it will start building AirFuel wireless charging technology into its Snapdragon series of SoCs (system-on-chips). The support will include all of the logic and primary circuitry to support both inductive and resonant wireless charging technologies.
Asus ZenFone AR Combines Tango, Daydream, 8 GB RAM
Asus today announced the ZenFone AR, the first phone to support both Project Tango AR and Daydream VR from Google. This large phone sports a 5.7-inch WQHD AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, an unprecedented 8 GB of RAM, and an advanced vapor cooling system.
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.
Article mentioned EVDO Rev.B, it's a defunct technology!
Also, I wonder what "dual-carrier" means when it comes to HSPA+ chipsets.
You reading this Apple???
I was kind of dissapointed this...