Qualcomm Introduces Snapdragon Automotive Solutions for In-Car Infotainment

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Qualcomm has shown off a Snapdragon class chipset that has been designed for use by in car entertainment systems.

The Snapdragon 602A processor is designed to meet automotive industry standards for temperature, quality, longevity and reliability and is AEC-Q100 compliant. The Snapdragon 602A processor is pre-integrated with Qualcomm's Gobi 9x15 multimode 3G/LTE and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE 4.0-based modules.

Multiple OS support, user applications, 3D navigation, 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.

Snapdragon Automotive Solutions pre-integrate support for the Android and QNX CAR platforms with automotive-specific optimizations and integrated application frameworks.

"We are excited to bring to the car the same mobile technologies and Snapdragon experiences consumers around the world enjoy on their mobile devices," said Kanwalinder Singh, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "Building on top of Gobi 3G connectivity already embedded in vehicles globally and Gobi 4G LTE connected cars being rolled out in 2014, the Snapdragon 602A will enable the next generation of connected infotainment in the car."

Qualcomm also has announced the Snapdragon Automotive Development Platform, which is anticipated to commence sampling in Q1 of 2014.

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