Qualcomm Announces New Ultra HD Processor for TVs and Set-Top-Boxes

Qualcomm, introduced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 processor, the first fully integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) designed for next-generation smart TVs, smart set-top boxes and smart digital media adapters. 

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The Snapdragon 802 processor platform delivers leading connectivity as well, featuring Qualcomm Technologies' state-of-the-art 2-stream, dual-band Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac, which enables ultra-high Wi-Fi capacity for seamless streaming and fast transmission of large files. Dual-band (2.4 and 5GHz) support enables smooth, uninterrupted HD video transmissions and other latency-sensitive content

The dedicated, low-power, Hexagon DSP provides efficient processing for Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound and also enables OEMs to add custom features, such as audio control, gestures and facial recognition. 

The Snapdragon 802 processor features a quad core Krait 1.8 GHz CPU and powerful Adreno 330 GPU.

"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. 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." said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

The Snapdragon 802 processor is expected to be in commercial devices by late 2014.


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