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Qualcomm's Next-Gen Snapdragons To Super Power Mobile Devices

By Jennifer LeClaire
April 7, 2014 10:43AM

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Chip manufacturer Qualcomm has unveiled its next-generation 64-bit Snapdragon 810 and 808 mobile processors -- the fastest to date. Qualcomm expects mobile device makers to begin testing the Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors in the second half of this year. Both processors should be available in commercial devices by the first half of 2015.
 



Chipmaker Qualcomm just unveiled its next-generation mobile processors for its popular Snapdragon 800 line. The Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors aim to deliver connected mobile computing with the power to serve up high-quality video, imaging and graphics.

The new Snapdragons are Qualcomm’s highest performing processors ever. The chips complete the company’s lineup of 64-bit enabled, LTE-equipped chipsets. Some of the most compelling features of the Snapdragon 810 and 800 include the promise of seamless connectivity and power efficiency for smartphones and tablets.

Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, said the new innovations “underscore” the company’s commitment to mobile technology and is sure the 64-bit enabled line will serve as a “foundation on which to innovate as we continue to push the boundaries of mobile computing performance in the years to come.”

Cat 6 Power

The Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors both integrate Qualcomm’s 4th Generation Cat 6 LTE Advanced multimode modem and offer support for the Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution and 3x20MHz Carrier Aggregation. That combination makes possible speeds of up to 300 Mbps.

Designed in 20nm technology node with Cat 6 LTE, both processors offer advanced multimedia features and 64-bit capability that is integrated and optimized for low power consumption without sacrificing performance. Qualcomm said its new 64-bit processors are the first to enable LTE Advanced globally in a single design.

The company isn’t resting on its laurels, though. Qualcomm hinted at “continued development” of its own next-generation custom 64-bit CPU microarchitecture and plans to share more details later in 2014.

Meet the New Adreno 430

The Snapdragon 810 processor supports rich native 4K Ultra HD interface and video and an upgraded camera suite that taps 3D noise reduction and gyro-stabilization. The processor’s 14-bit dual Image Signal Processors (ISPs) can support 1.2GP/s throughput and image sensors up to 55MP.

The processors also come equipped with advanced imaging software that powers mobile camera features like enhanced exposure, white balance and faster low light focus. Also new is the Adreno 430 graphics processing unit. It supports OpenGL ES 3.1 plus hardware tessellation, geometry shaders and programmable blending. All that results in graphics performance up to 30 percent faster and compute performance 100 percent faster than previous generations.

The Snapdragon 808 processor integrates the same LTE-Advanced, RF360 and Wi-Fi connectivity as the Snapdragon 810 processor. It also includes 2K display support. Qualcomm said both chipsets are fully software compatible with the 64-bit ARMv8-A instruction set.

Qualcomm expects device makers to begin testing the Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors in the second half of this year. Both processors should be available in commercial devices by the first half of 2015.
 

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