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Qualcomm, a leading developer of chips for mobile devices, on Tuesday announced the company has sampled its first dual-CPU Snapdragon chipsets. The mobile station modem (MSM) MSM8260 and MSM8660 solutions integrate two of the company’s enhanced cores running at up to 1.2GHz. The new family of system-on-chip devices is designed for high-end smartphones.

he MSM8260 for HSPA+ and MSM8660 for multi-mode HSPA+/CDMA2000 1xEV-DO revision B feature two enhanced CPU cores running at up to 1.2GHz for high levels of Web application and multimedia performance, including a powerful GPU with 3D/2D acceleration engines for Open GLES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1 accelration, 1080p video encode/decode, dedicated low power audio engine, integrated low power GPS, and support for 24-bit WXGA 1280x800 resolution displays.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon family of chipset solutions includes:

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

“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. 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,” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.

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