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Qualcomm goes wild at MWC 2008, unveils slew of new chips

Darren Murph

If you're sick of hearing about end products and want to get down and dirty with the innards of handsets of tomorrow, look no further than Qualcomm. The firm is busting out a smorgasbord of new chips at Mobile World Congress today, so we'll get right to it. Up first is the QST1000, QST1100 and QST1105 chipsets, which include the following:

  • An integrated ARM11 applications processor running at 528 MHz with support for third-party operating systems (Windows Mobile, Win CE and Linux)
  • A comprehensive range of popular audio and video codecs
    Rich multimedia features, including camera, video playback at up to VGA resolution, and TV-out
  • Seventh-generation gpsOne engine with support for Standalone-GPS and Assisted-GPS modes, as well as gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology delivering enhanced Standalone-GPS performance
  • Support for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and FM radio
  • 65 nanometer process technology for enhanced battery life and bill-of-materials savings
  • Ability to interface with Qualcomm's Universal Broadcast Modem (UBM) solution for MediaFLO, DVB-H and ISDB-T mobile broadcast TV support
  • Wireless WAN connectivity for voice calls and data capabilities (QST1100)
  • Hardware-accelerated 2D/3D graphics core capable of performing up to 2.8 million triangles per second (QST1105)
  • All three are sampling now and are expected to begin launching this year
Head on past the break for more.

In case the trio you already brushed up on wasn't enough to quench your thirst, why not sip on the QSC6295? Besides being touted as a "single-chip solution to bring unprecedented multimedia and broadband capabilities to the mass-market tier," this bad boy also features:

  • 400 MHz ARM 11, delivering powerful processing performance
  • Support for WQVGA video playback and recording with TV-out
  • 5.0 megapixel camera
  • 3D hardware-accelerated graphics
  • Integrated gpsOne baseband and radio
  • Integrated Bluetooth baseband and radio, FM radio and USB 2.0 HS
  • Support for all UMTS bands and quad-band EGPRS, as well as receive diversity for enhanced data throughput performance
  • 12mm x 12mm package
  • Support for downloads of up to 10.2Mbps and uploads of up to 5.76Mbps
  • Scheduled to sample in the first quarter of 2009
Read - Qualcomm's QST Series
Read - Qualcomm's QSC6295

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