Skip to comments.Qualcomm's Announces Krait CPU: The Successor to Scorpion
Posted on 02/15/2011 9:51:37 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Last year Qualcomm told us about the MSM8960, its next-generation Snapdragon SoC based on a brand new microprocessor architecture. Today Qualcomm announced some more details on the architecture behind the MSM8960 as well as a couple of new SoCs based on that architecture.
Krait, like Scorpion before it, is a ground-up CPU design by Qualcomm. The architecture will debut at 28nm and run at speeds of up to 2.5GHz. This is compared to the ~2GHz target frequency for high end Cortex A15 devices. Again we know nothing about the architecture or pipeline of Krait so it's impossible to draw any conclusions based on this information alone.
(Excerpt) Read more at anandtech.com ...
“Snapdragon”. Good codename. “Krait”. Not so much. Sounds like “basket case”.
If you paid attention to HP's webOS announcements you'll know that the new TouchPad uses a new Qualcomm SoC - the APQ8660. The APQ prefix stands for Application Processor Qualcomm and it refers to an SoC that does not have an integrated modem. The MSM line all have integrated Qualcomm modems making them a single chip solution for those customers who want the added integration.
Things are getting interesting!
Might be a intentional mis-spelling of Krayt, as in Krayt Dragon from Star Wars.
Hmmm...Follow on to Snapdragon.??
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