Telecom Lead America: Qualcomm Technologies announced the launch of Snapdragon 800 and 600 mobile processors.
Qualcomm on Tuesday said the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors target premium mobile and computing devices. They deliver better user experience, expand the possibilities of seamless connected computing and enable brand new mobile experiences while maintaining industry-leading battery performance:
Steve Mollenkopf, president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm, said: “With more than 50 design wins already secured with the first products of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and 800 processors, we are advancing our vision and setting the standard for excellence in mobile computing.”
The chip major claims that Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors include the new quad core Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, Hexagon v5 DSP and our latest 4G LTE Cat 4 modem and deliver increased system performance and platform upgrades that further enhance user experience.
In addition, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors will deliver up to 75 percent better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and the move to 28nm High Performance for mobile (HPm) technology node ensures exceptionally low power.
New Krait 400 CPU in quad configuration, with speeds of up to 2.3 GHz per core offers best-in-class performance per watt, so processor performance can hold up to the more demanding processing and communication requirements of premium mobile devices.
Asynchronous SMP architecture provides dynamic power sensing and control for peak performance per core, while extending battery life without the use of specialized cores.
New Adreno 330 GPU delivers more than 2x performance for compute applications over the current Adreno 320 GPU.
2x32bit LP-DDR3 at 800MHz with industry-leading memory bandwidth of 12.8GBps.
New Hexagon DSP V5 delivers floating point support, dynamic multithreading and expanded multimedia instructions for enhanced low power performance.
New IZat location technology combines multiple tracking systems into a single high performance, accurate navigation platform for auto and pedestrian applications.
Moreover, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors offer fully integrated connectivity and a variety of communication options.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors are currently sampling and expected to be available in commercial devices by mid-year 2013.