Qualcomm Launches New Family of Chips for Mobile Consumer Devices with Wireless Connectivity, GPS, Rich Multimedia and Broadcast TV

Monday, February 11th, 2008
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New Chips to Power Next Evolutions of Personal Navigation Devices, Portable Multimedia Players and Entertainment Devices

BARCELONA, Spain — Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today at Mobile World Congress 2008 announced a family of three new industry-leading chipset solutions designed to power the next evolutions of mobile consumer devices. The QST1000™, QST1100™ and QST1105™ are a single platform of solutions with a range of highly integrated features and capabilities, including wireless connectivity; high-accuracy, multi-mode GPS positioning; a high-performance applications processor; support for broadcast mobile TV; and rich multimedia. The new QST-series chipsets are designed to enable the next generation of wirelessly connected mobile entertainment, TV, navigation and mobile Internet browsing devices – all while delivering time-to-market and efficiency advantages to device manufacturers. The first commercial devices are sampling now and are expected to begin launching this year.

“Qualcomm is quickly moving a step beyond cell phones and gaining strong customer traction in the consumer electronics market by delivering industry-leading solutions for the next evolutions of today’s most popular consumer electronics,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “With a complete range of QST solutions broadening our product portfolio for non-traditional wireless devices, we are well positioned to accelerate the evolution of personal navigation and entertainment gadgets.”

The QST1000 chipset includes:

  • 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

In addition to all these features, the QST1100 chipset adds wireless WAN connectivity for voice calls and data capabilities. The QST1105 also has a hardware-accelerated 2D/3D graphics core capable of performing up to 2.8 million triangles per second for compelling user interfaces and gaming applications. All three chipsets interface with Qualcomm’s Universal Broadcast Modem™ (UBM™) solution for MediaFLO™, DVB-H and ISDB-T mobile broadcast TV support. The three chipsets are pin-compatible and utilize a common base of software, offering device manufacturers significant flexibility and highly efficient designs in choosing specific functionality for their products.