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Qualcomm samples first dual-CPU Snapdragon chipset

Posted: 02 Jun 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Snapdragon  dual-CPU  smartphone  CDMA 

Qualcomm Inc. has sampled its first dual-CPU Snapdragon chipsets. The company's Mobile Station Modem (MSM) MSM8260 and MSM8660 solutions integrate two of their enhanced cores running at up to 1.2GHz. Targeted at enabling high-end smartphones, the MSM8x60 solutions are third-generation chipsets from the company's expanded Snapdragon platform.

"Qualcomm's first-generation Snapdragon chipsets set a new standard for advanced smartphones and smartbook devices, and our second-generation solutions are already shipping in volume," said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "We are very excited by the innovation our customers are already showing as they begin designing products based on our dual-core MSM8260 and MSM8660 chipsets."

The MSM8260 for HSPA+ and MSM8660 for multi-mode HSPA+/CDMA2000 1xEV-DO rev.B feature two enhanced CPU cores running at up to 1.2GHz for web application and multimedia performance, including a GPU with 3D/2D acceleration engines for Open GLES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1 acceleration, 1080p video encode/decode, dedicated audio engine, integrated GPS, and support for 24bit WXGA 1,280x800-pixel displays.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon family of chipset solutions includes:

 • First-generation products: QSD8x50 with 1GHz core
 • Second-generation products: MSM8x55 and QSD8x50A with 1GHz core, including multimedia optimisations and 1.3GHz core, respectively
 • Third-generation products: MSM8260, MSM8660 and QSD8672 with dual-CPU architecture featuring cores running at up to 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz, respectively.

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