Qualcomm Pushes Technology Limits With New Wireless Offerings

New processor supports 6-megapixel camera phones.

Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, the chip arm of Qualcomm Corp., has released a series of RF chips developed using a CMOS process. The companys three new baseband processors combine multimedia capabilities with support for GSM, GPRS, and wideband CDMA (W-CDMA) on chip.

All three of the processors are equipped with a multimedia processing block that can support up to 6-Mpixel cameras, 30-frame per second VGA support, and a gaming core from ATI Technologies that can handle 4 million triangles per second. The chips also come equipped with interfaces for 802.11, Bluetooth, MDDI, TV, and USB.

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