Multimedia-rich QSC6295 Brings Benefits of HSPA+ to Mass-market Feature PhonesSAN DIEGO
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today introduced a new single-chip solution bringing unprecedented multimedia and broadband capabilities to the mass-market tier. The Qualcomm Single Chip™ (QSC™) QSC6295™, which leverages advanced 45 nanometer CMOS process technology, combines rich multimedia, power-saving innovations and broadband data speeds to redefine the capabilities of the next generation of mainstream handsets. With support for downloads of up to 10.2 Mbps, uploads of up to 5.76 Mbps, compelling multimedia content and integrated Bluetooth/FM/GPS, the QSC6295 is helping drive the migration of popular Internet community and media sharing services to the mobile space. New innovations in power consumption enable up to a full day of talk time and more than a month of standby time. The QSC6295 is scheduled to sample in the first quarter of 2009.
“As some of today's most popular social networking and other Internet-based applications migrate to the mobile space, the new technologies integrated into the QSC6295 solution will enable the optimum user experience,” said Steve Mollenkopf, senior vice president of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “The industry-leading innovation and integration of our growing single-chip family empowers handset manufacturers to bring new capabilities to the market and makes these capabilities accessible to a wider base of wireless users around the world.”
The QSC6295 offers a unique combination of advanced modem capabilities, including HSPA and HSPA+, and rich multimedia features to deliver a truly next-generation mobile user experience on mass-market handsets. With the addition of the QSC6295 solution to Qualcomm's roadmap, complementing Qualcomm's entry-level solutions - such as the QSC6240™ and QSC6270™ - and dual-core Smartphone chipsets such as the QSC7230™, the Company's single-chip family now spans all market segments, providing highly integrated, cost-effective solutions for device manufacturers targeting any market tier.
The QSC6295 integrates baseband, multimedia processing and radio functionality into a single chip, delivering significant cost- and time-to-market advantages to help drive wireless broadband and 3G adoption in mass markets around the world. Key features include:
- 400 MHz ARM 11, delivering powerful processing performance
- Support for WQVGA video playback and recording with TV-out
- 5.0 megapixel camera
- 3D hardware-accelerated graphics
- Integrated gpsOne® baseband and radio
- Integrated Bluetooth® baseband and radio, FM radio and USB 2.0 HS
- Support for all UMTS bands and quad-band EGPRS, as well as receive diversity for enhanced data throughput performance
12mm x 12mm package
The QSC6295 integrates several features of the UMTS Rel. 7 standard (HSPA+) to deliver increased battery life, as well as a more instant experience with reduced lag - essential for truly mobile Internet that is always on and responsive.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2007 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of the QSC6295 on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which HSPA and HSPA+ are deployed, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2007, and most recent Form 10-Q.
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Qualcomm and gpsOne are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Qualcomm Single Chip, QSC, QSC6295, QSC6240, QSC6270 and QSC7230 are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
February 11, 2008
February 11, 2008