What is Qualcomm Snapdragon ?


Snapdragon is a suite of system-on-a-chip (SoC) semiconductor products for mobile devices designed and sold by Qualcomm Technologies Inc. The Snapdragon Central Processing Unit (CPU) uses the ARM RISC instruction set. A single SoC may include multiple CPU cores, Adreno graphics processing unit (GPU), Snapdragon wireless modem, Hexagon digital signal processor (DSP), Qualcomm Spectra image signal processor (ISP), and other software and hardware global positioning supporting smartphones. System (GPS), camera, video, audio, gesture recognition and AI acceleration. Snapdragon Semiconductor is embedded in devices in a variety of systems, including Android and Windows Phone devices.  They are also used in netbooks, cars, wearables and other devices. In addition to the processor, the Snapdragon family includes modems, Wi-Fi chips and mobile charging products.

The first Snapdragon product from consumer device manufacturers was the QSD8250, which was released in November 2007. It includes the first 1 GHz processor for mobile phones. Qualcomm introduced its “Krait” microarchitecture in the second-generation Snapdragon SoC in 2011, allowing each processor core to adjust its speed to the needs of the device. At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, Qualcomm introduced the first Snapdragon 800 series and renamed the previous models to the 200, 400 and 600 series. Several new iterations have been introduced since then, such as Snapdragon 805, 810, 615 and 410.

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