Qualcomm Mobile Station Modem; Next Generation Multimedia Chipset

Qualcomm Mobile Station Modem; Next Generation Multimedia Chipset


Qualcomm has announced the on-time sampling of the first Enhanced Multimedia Platform chipsets – high-performance, lower power consumption, fully integrated solutions optimized to drive demand for data-intensive wireless multimedia. The Mobile Station Modem (MSM) MSM6150 chipset for CDMA2000 1X and the MSM6550 chipset for CDMA2000 1X, 1xEV-DO and GSM/GPRS deliver significantly increased processing capacity and optimized audio, video, camera and graphics capabilities. The Enhanced Multimedia Platform chipsets integrate modem and multimedia processor functionality onto a single chip to enable the development of sleek, sophisticated wireless devices that increase mainstream usage of wireless multimedia over third-generation (3G) networks.

The MSM6150 and MSM6550 solutions are integrated with advanced capabilities, including:

Camera: Up to 4.0 megapixel digital camera support for album-quality digital images
Video: Record at 15 frames per second (fps) Common Intermediate Format (CIF) for camcorder-quality movies and playback at 30 fps CIF for crisp, on-demand video streaming
Graphics: 100k triangles/second, 7M pixels/second graphics functionality for console-quality gaming and graphics
Audio: 3D sound and MP3/AAC/aacPlus audio support for portable CD-quality listening
Performance: 225 MHz ARM9 processor for performance improvements of up to 50% over the Multimedia Platform chipsets
Connectivity: Mobile Digital Display Interface (MDDI) for reliable, low-power mobile display functionality and camera connectivity and integrated Bluetooth® 1.2 baseband processor for wireless connectivity to peripherals
The MSM6150 and MSM6550 also include support for simultaneous decoding/encoding video telephony capability; support for popular video codecs, including H.264 and Real Networks; quality of service (QoS) to improve the user’s multimedia experience; and broadcast/multicast services for cost-efficient use of air time and network resources.

The Enhanced Multimedia chipsets also support QUALCOMM’s BREW system, which enables the development and monetization of advanced applications and content, allowing operators and OEMs to differentiate their products and services and increase revenues. QUALCOMM’s chipsets are also compatible with the Java runtime environment; J2ME can be built entirely on the chipset as an extension to the BREW solution.