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Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 Chipset for UltraHD Displays and Set-Top-Boxes announced

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 Chipset is the latest SOC mainly designed for Next Generation Televisions, 4K UltraHD Display’s and Smart Digital Media Adapters.

The chipset  comes with features meant for TV’s such as broadcast digital I/O and analog Displays along with customized Android 4.4 Kit Kat based framework for smart consumer electronic Device. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 Processor comes with 1.8GHz Quad Core Krait CPU coupled with equally powerful Adreno 330 GPU. The chipset is capable of converting 1080p Video’s to UltraHD resolutions using Hollywood Quality Video Processing Engine (HQV). Additionally, the chipset also features DSP for Dolby Digital and DTS.

On the connectivity front, Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 Chipset features two Streams – Dual Band Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac, Dual Band 2.4GHz / 5GHz support constant lag free HD Video transmission / streaming. Moreover,   AllJoyn framework will facilitate inter portability amongst Televisions powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 Processors.

“In addition to offering our expertise in the smartphone space, we also are introducing capabilities specific to the smart TV space, which enable our customers to redefine the smart TV category by combining the best of both TV and smartphone experiences,” said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and co-president of QCT. “Combining the efficient integration of our Snapdragon processing and connectivity components with Qualcomm Technologies’ demonstrated expertise in Android will enable the ultimate home entertainment experience with compelling new ways to watch, play and interact.”

The chipset is all set for sampling in early 2014 and should be utilized commercially by late 2014.


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