Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has expanded its automotive product offerings by introducing an automotive-grade infotainment chipset, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 602A applications processor with a quad-core Krait CPU, Adreno 320 GPU, Hexagon DSP, integrated GNSS baseband processing and additional high-performance audio, video and communication cores. The Snapdragon 602A processor is designed to meet stringent automotive industry standards for temperature, quality, longevity and reliability and is AEC-Q100 compliant. The Snapdragon 602A processor is pre-integrated with Qualcomm Gobi 9x15 multimode 3G/4G-LTE and QCA6574 Qualcomm VIVE 2-stream, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE 4.0-based modules to provide unprecedented, integrated connectivity options for connected infotainment systems. Building on more than a decade of success with Qualcomm Gobi modems that enable connected car services in more than 10 million vehicles globally, Snapdragon Automotive Solutions brings the leading edge capabilities that power many of today s top smartphone and tablet experiences to the car.
With all the built-in capabilities and superior low power/high performance of the Snapdragon 602A processor, sophisticated next-generation connected automotive infotainment systems are made possible. Multiple OS support, complex user applications, enhanced 3D navigation, high-resolution, sophisticated graphics and HMIs, facial recognition, gesture recognition, and rear seat 3D gaming are possible with the Krait CPU and Adreno GPU. Natural voice recognition, high-quality audio processing, codecs, image stitching, and third party provided DSP algorithms are enabled by the on-chip Hexagon DSP. Additionally, multiple HD displays and cameras with hardware accelerated, simultaneous decode and encode are supported by the Snapdragon 602A processor s internal video and camera processing engines.
The Gobi 9x15, Qualcomm Technologies second generation multimode 3G/4G LTE chipset, enables Internet connectivity for enhanced 3D navigation, cloud-based services and applications, multimedia streaming and downloads, as well as general web browsing. The chipset s multi-band support enables seamless connectivity between LTE TDD/FDD, CDMA 1x and 1xEV-DO, DC-HSPA+ and UMTS, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE networks, as well as provides automakers with a proven, global platform to build and host their software and services. In addition, Qualcomm VIVE 2-stream, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE 4.0 solutions for in-car connectivity enables wireless hotspot functionality with support for up to eight simultaneous device connections, content streaming from the head unit to multiple devices with Miracast , MirrorLink 1.2 and AllJoyn .