Chip set suits entry-level WCDMA handsets - Embedded.com

Chip set suits entry-level WCDMA handsets

Lower-cost WCDMA handsets with more integrated multimedia features and reduced power consumption are enabled by Qualcomm's latest chip set. The Value Platform Mobile Station Modem (MSM) MSM6245 solution leverages 65-nm CMOS technology and interfaces to the company's RF CMOS single-chip transceiver and multi-band receiver devices for greater cost-efficiency.

The MSM6245 solution supports WCDMA Release 99, EDGE, GPRS, and GSM networks. Some of the multimedia capabilities integrated into the MSM6245 single-chip baseband include support for 2-Mpixel camera and image processing; video streaming, playback, recording, and videotelephony; streaming and playback of popular audio codecs such as MP3, AAC/aacPlus(TM) and Enhanced aacPlus; Bluetooth connectivity; 2D/3D graphics; and OMA 2.0-compliant digital rights management (DRM). The MSM6245 is scheduled to sample in the second quarter of 2006. More information is available at www.qualcomm.com.

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