Qualcomm MSM7x30 Smartphone Chipset

Qualcomm is sampling the new MSM7x30 smartphone chipset family. The MSM7x30 family features a strong emphasis on multimedia performance, supporting high-definition video recording and playback, exceptional graphics with dedicated 2D and 3D cores, and an overall chip design optimized for a highly responsive, immersive web experience. The first devices based on the flagship MSM7x30 family of chipsets are expected to launch commercially before the end of 2010.

Qualcomm MSM7x30 Smartphone Chipset Features

  • 720p high-definition video encode/decode at 30 frames per second
  • Integrated 2D and 3D graphics GPUs with support for OpenGL ES 2.0, and OpenVG 1.1 industry standard APIs
  • Dedicated low-power audio subsystem supporting 5.1 surround
  • 12-megapixel camera support
  • Integrated GPS for location-based services
  • Support for leading mobile operating systems, including Android, Windows Mobile, Brew Mobile Platform and Symbian
  • Support for package-on-package memory for reduced board space, optimized power consumption and more responsive performance

The MSM7x30 family of chipsets, which includes the MSM7230 solution for HSPA+ networks and MSM7630 solution with multi-mode HSPA+/EV-DO Rev. B and SV-DO support, is designed around optimal data throughput and powerful multimedia functionality. The 7×30 has the same Scorpion CPU as previously commercialized in the Snapdragon QSD8x50 chipset. The 7×30 uses an 800 MHz to 1 GHz custom superscalar CPU based on the ARM v7 instruction set, delivering exceptionally high-end processing at low power.

The MSM7x30 family of chipsets is supported by the PM8058 power management integrated circuit and the QTR8600 RF subsystem with integrated Bluetooth and FM radio. MSM7x30 chipsets will directly interface with Qualcomm’s WCN1312 WLAN solution for 802.11 b/g/n.

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