Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Qualcomm Pushes Gigahertz Processing to Smartphones

Qualcomm began sampling a new smartphone chipset family that pushes gigahertz processing performance, enabling smartphone multimedia performance.

The MSM7x30 family of chipsets, which includes the MSM7230 solution for HSPA+ networks and MSM7630 solution with multi-mode HSPA+/EV-DO Rev. B and SV-DO support, promises optimal data throughput and powerful multimedia functionality. The 7x30 has the same market-leading Scorpion CPU as previously commercialized in the Snapdragon QSD8x50 chipset. The 7x30 uses an 800 MHz to 1 GHz custom superscalar CPU based on the ARM v7 instruction set, delivering exceptionally high-end processing at low power to support features that include:

  • 720p high-definition video encode/decode at 30 frames per second

  • Integrated 2D and 3D graphics GPUs with support for OpenGL ES 2.0, and OpenVG 1.1 industry standard APIs

  • Dedicated low-power audio subsystem supporting 5.1 surround

  • 12-megapixel camera support

  • Integrated GPS for location-based services

  • Support for leading mobile operating systems, including Android, Windows Mobile, Brew Mobile Platform and Symbian

  • Support for package-on-package memory for reduced board space, optimized power consumption and more responsive performance.

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