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Computex 2011:Qualcomm 展示多款新设备

Sagat Yang
2011 年 6 月 2 日, 傍晚 07:28

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高通(Qualcomm)今天展示了多款使用最新 CPU 的装置,基本上几乎都是基于 Snapdragon ,相信大家都知道「威猛的咬咬龙」(其实真正意思是三叶草),这次展示的都是第三代的 Snapdragon 。

比较特别的,其中有一款手机,是 acer Iconia tab 系列手机,疑似之前谣传的21:9的那款,而且现场手板的型号也被涂掉,透过影像软件的协助,可以勉强看出是型号 Iconia tab A5 ,应该就是acer接下来要推的 Iconia Smart 智能型手机,处理器使用双核的 MSM8260 ,是基于 ARMv7 架构。

第三代的 Snapdragon 除了有双核心架构外,默认加入 3D 影像播放、1080p 影片播放与相机5连拍,以上3点都是硬件处理。 1080p 影像播放若配上音效(DTS或杜比),就有具体而微的家庭剧院功能(就像 LG Optimus 2X 广告那样的感觉);加入了硬件处理相机5连拍,对手机厂商在设计相机功能时可以有更多的发挥,像是加入 HDR 之类的功能。

现场还有展示 Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Display 技术,是由刚被买下 Atheros 的技术,走 WiFi Direct 规范,可以把装置上的影像送到显示设备上,当然显示设备也要支持该技术,与 Intel WiDi 最大的不同是该技术走软件层,所以网卡只要更新驱动或韧体就可以支持,而且还不用再买一个接收盒,不过笔电市场的无线网卡几乎都是 Intel 的天下,加上电视机厂商也要愿意支持才行,概念很不错,只是还要待观察。

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Qualcomm have showcased many devices based on its third generation Snapdragon processors today. Out of the lot, there was one Acer Iconia tab series phone which looks like the one with 21:9 aspect ratio screen that Acer announced back in February. Although all phones on display have their model numbers marked out, with some help from photo editors, one can make out this phone should be Iconia tab A5, the next-in-line for Iconia Smart series, which features a dual-core MSM8260 processor with ARMv7 instruction set.

On top of dual-core architecture, by default, all third generation Snapdragon will have the capacity to hardware accelerate 3D display, 1080p video playback and burst mode for camera to take continuous photos up to 5 shots.

Also on display was the demonstration of Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Display. Sourced from recently acquired Atheros, it technology is capable of transferring image displayed on one device to any other video displays capable of receiving it via WiFi Direct protocol. The major point of distinction between this and Intel's WiDi is that a receiver box would not be required, and since this technology only involves changes in software layer, so a upgrade to include support for this technology may merely involves a driver or firmware update to wireless NICs. However, since Intel dominates wireless chipset market for current notebooks, and support from television manufacturers would be essential to its success, how well this good concept fares in the market would be something yet to be seem.


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