Sunday, May 31, 2009

Qualcomm Shows 45nm Snapdragon Chipset for Smarter Smartphones

Qualcomm is expanding its Snapdragon platform for Smartphones with its next-generation chipset based on 45 nanometer (nm) process technology.

The new Snapdragon QSD8650A(TM) chipset - scheduled for sampling before the end of 2009 - offers significant performance improvements including a 1.3 GHz processor for 30 percent higher performance as well as enhanced multimedia and 2D/3D graphics. The 45nm technology lowers power consumption by up to 30 percent compared to previous-generation Snapdragon products. Standby power is lowered to less than 10 millwatts.

In addition to its faster processor and faster bus speed, the new QSD8650A chipset also offers multi-mode UMTS and CDMA 3G mobile broadband connectivity in the same 15x15mm package as current Snapdragon chipsets. A standalone, power-efficient 2D graphics accelerator and enhanced 3D graphics core deliver a powerful multimedia experience with better performance of Adobe Flash software. It also features integrated GPS and high-definition video recording and playback, the latest Bluetooth 2.1 technology and support for Wi-Fi, high-resolution WXGA displays and mobile TV technologies such as MediaFLO, DVB-H and ISDB-T.