New MSM7227 Solution Enables Mass-market Smartphones with High-end Processing Performance and Advanced Mobile MultimediaSAN DIEGO
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, today announced the new Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM7227™ chipset designed to enable high-performance, sub-$150 Smartphones. The MSM7227 solution will offer advanced processing and rich multimedia while utilizing HSDPA/HSUPA for broadband data speeds over 3G networks. It also can support all leading mobile operating systems including Android, Symbian S60, Windows Mobile® and BREW® Mobile Platform.
“We see a significant opportunity to bring the best features of today's Smartphones to the mass-market segment,” said Alex Katouzian, vice president of product management, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “Our new MSM7227 chipset offers manufacturers an attractive blend of performance and price, software re-use from the prior MSM7xxx-series products, and support for the industry's leading mobile operating systems.”
The new MSM7227 chipset features a 600 MHz applications processor with a floating point unit, 320 MHz application DSP, 400 MHz modem processor, hardware-accelerated 3D graphics, integrated Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS, 8 megapixel camera and 30 fps WVGA video encode and decode and display support. Manufacturers already using Qualcomm's MSM7xxx-series chipsets can transition easily to the MSM7227 platform as the software is virtually identical and the package pin layout is very similar. The MSM7227 chipset offers a small 12mm x 12mm footprint and lower power consumption than the previous MSM7xxx-series chips.
The MSM7227 chipset is sampling now and commercial Smartphones based on the chip are expected to launch later this year.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) 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 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.
Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Mobile Station Modem, MSM and MSM7227 are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
February 12, 2009
February 12, 2009