Qualcomm Begins to Ship Dual-Core System-on-Chip for Smartphones

Qualcomm Reveals 1.20GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon SoC

by Anton Shilov
06/01/2010 | 01:57 PM

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:

“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.