Qualcomm Launches New Family of Chips for Mobile Consumer Devices with Wireless Connectivity, GPS, Rich Multimedia and Broadcast TVMonday, February 11th, 2008
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.