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SoC stands for ‘system on a chip’ or ‘system on chip’ which is a way to describe that a complete electronic system (like a computer) has been integrated on a single chip that includes processors, co-processors, memory, and all the associated data buses. To qualify as an SoC, all the sub-components must be cut from the same silicon die. To learn more about SoC, read SoC: The Force That Rules All Smartphones and Tablets


Qualcomm Not Exclusive WP7 Chip (Duh)

08/05/2011, The fact that Qualcomm is not the exclusive system on a chip (or SoC / processor) is making the headlines today, for some reason. Although Qualcomm has always said that (factually) it was the only player available on Windows Phone 7 (WP7), I’m...

SnapDragon Gets New Naming Scheme

08/03/2011, Those who have an interest for the systems on a chip (or SoCs) that power smartphones and tablets know what Qualcomm’s SnapDragon is. However,  keeping track of the differences between the SnapDragon MSM8655T and MSM8560 may require a bit more...

Wolfson releases audio SoC for smartphones

07/21/2011, For those unfamiliar with the company Wolfson, they are a company that designs audio chips which can be found in high-end handsets, such as the Samsung Galaxy S II. Now they have announced that they are going to release an audio system-on-chip called the...

Vellamo: Android Web Benchmark from Qualcomm

07/14/2011,   Earlier today, I talked to Qualcomm’s Sy Choudhury (Director, Product Management)  about Vellamo, a benchmarck aimed at measuring several aspects of web browsing performance: page rendering, Javascript execution, user experience,...

Qualcomm Krait-era Snapdragon processors

07/05/2011, According to an article from Electronista, it seems that the next-gen processors from Qualcomm, Krait-era Snapdragons, with the MSM8960 are being prepared for a release later this year. According to the article, it would feature dual cores that are...

NVIDIA clears the air about Tegra 2-LTE compatibility

06/07/2011, Due to the delay of NVIDIA Tegra 2-LTE devices arriving on the market, a lot of rumors have been floating around suggesting that Tegra 2 SoCs has problems working together with Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Well it looks like NVIDIA got tired of all the...

Qualcomm Dual-Core Developer Hardware Now Available

04/27/2011, BSquare has just announced the availability of a Mobile Development Platform (MDP) based on the Qualcomm dual-core MSM8660 Snapdragon system on a chip (SoC). This flavor of MSM8660 used in the MDP can run at frequencies of up to 1.5GHz. This is...

ARM licenses high-end processors to LG Electronics

04/26/2011, In an official press release today, ARM announced that it has a new licensing agreement with LG Electronics to provide them access to high performance, low-power ARM Cortex processors and ARM Mali GPU families. This could mean that LG Electronics is...

Android Benchmark: Tegra 2 Wins It All

01/28/2011, Tegra 2 Benchmark - this page contains several Android benchmarks that compare the Tegra 2 powered LG Optimus 2X to other known Android phones.

Tegra 3: Quad-Core and 3X Graphics Boost

01/24/2011, Tegra 3 specs: this leaked slide is almost as good as an official announcement. Tegra 2 will indeed have 4-cores and a graphics processor that will be 3X faster

Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB SoC Detailed

08/24/2010, Microsoft’s Xbox team has unveiled the details of the console’s system-on-a-chip (SoC) that is contained within the new slimmer Xbox 360 250GB console. The chip, produced by IBM/GlobalFoundries 45nm process, is the first mass-market...

iPad Clone Pictures Surface

03/30/2010, Pictures of an obvious iPad clone have started to surface, and aside from the elongated display, it certainly looks a lot like Apple’s iPad. According to the source, it seems that this device will use Google’s Android OS, and will be powered...