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Next-gen Snapdragon MDP claims speeds of up to 1.5GHz

Posted: 05 May 2011     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Snapdragon  Mobile Development Platform  Snapdragon processor  MDP 

Bsquare Corp. releases its next generation Snapdragon Mobile Development Platform (MDP) for Android that is based on Qualcomm's dual-core MSM8660 Snapdragon processor claiming speeds of up to 1.5GHz.

Bsquare began providing customers with the first-generation Snapdragon MDP, based on the MSM8655 processor, in late 2010. This new generation of the Snapdragon MDP, based on the MSM8660 processor, introduces new features, including a dual-core CPU that supports asynchronous architecture and console quality, and stereoscopic 3D graphics performance.

The MDP also includes Bsquare's engineering services and TestQuest test automation solutions, thus enabling developers to accelerate time to market for Android applications.

The MSM8660-based Snapdragon MDP includes the MSM8660-based smartphone form-factor with a 3.61inch (91.69mm) WVGA responsive multi-touch touch screen display, asynchronous dual-core CPUs running independently at up to 1.5GHz, Adreno 220 GPU, 13MP rear camera, 1MP front camera, stereo loudspeakers, 1GB of RAM , and 16GB of storage memory.

Specific tools are also available from Qualcomm including the Adreno Profiler for optimising 3D graphics performance and the Trepn Profiler for optimising application power usage.

Separately, Qualcomm also announced the availability of its Augmented Reality (AR) Platform for Android smartphones. The platform's feature set enables developers to build high-performance, interactive 3D experiences on real-world images, such as those used in print media (books, magazines, brochures, tickets, signs) and on product packaging.

The Qualcomm AR Android SDK supports native Android development with the Android tool chain, including the Android SDK and NDK.

- Mark LaPedus
  EE Times

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