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Qualcomm announces two Snapdragon S4 chips

12/9/2011 03:15 PM EST
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Robotics Developer   12/16/2011 2:48:54 PM
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I am amazed at the power and capacities of the mobile devices! Looking back, a 4 function calculator was a really big deal in High School(showing my age). It seems that the consumer wants more and more on their "phones", games, internet, camera, etc.. At some point do we run out of things to add? :{) I think that added features, lower cost, improved performance and smaller footprints are the drivers for the handheld industry. Looking forward, I wonder where we will go next?

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eewiz   12/12/2011 4:03:33 PM
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So I guess the integrated 3g modem along with Apps processor is going to reduce the BOM costs for smartphones soon. Good news.

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p_g   12/12/2011 8:43:47 AM
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I am not sure. I think MSM 8625 is 28nm chip.

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Peter Clarke   12/9/2011 7:04:51 PM
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Ah i commented too soon. I am told the MSM8225 and MSM8625 are being implemented in 45-nm CMOS. But at least that means they should be able to get the devices in volume and with reasonable yield.

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Peter Clarke   12/9/2011 7:02:28 PM
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Qualcomm has been in touch to tell me that the difference between the two chips is that the MSM8225 is for UMTS and the MSM8625 is CDMA/multimode. Still waiting to find out if they are being manufactured in 28-nm CMOS, but it seems likely.

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