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Qualcomm Inc – Streaming Data Faster Than Ever Before

Qualcomm is headquartered in San Diego, California and operates 157 locations worldwide. They were founded in 1985 to produce the OmniTRACS satellite locating and messaging service. In 1990 they began designing the first CDMA based cellular base station. Two years later CDMA cell phones, base stations, and chips started being manufactured. Qualcomm was instrumental in established the CDMA2000, WCDMA and LTE cellular standards. In 2013 they recorded revenue of nearly $25 billion, at the time they employed 26,000 people worldwide.

Qualcomm was instrumental in pioneering the latest mobile device technology. There are over 1 billion devices that are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor. If you have a 4G LTE device there is a high possibility that your mobile device utilizes the Snapdragon processor. This processor allows 4K ultra high definition movies to stream on your mobile device. For example the Sony Xperia Z3, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, HTC One, and Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 feature the Snapdragon processor.

Streaming video is expected to reach 80 percent of internet traffic by 2018. The new line of Snapdragon processors come with the DASH feature, Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP. This feature cuts streaming videos into small segments that are sent to the device as the device can accommodate them. The effect is lag free streaming of ultra-high definition videos. Early in 2014 Qualcomm announced support for a new method of wireless transmission. The new MU-MIMO standard or Multiple User-Multiple Input and Multiple Output could significantly improve home network speeds. MU-MIMO is part of the 802.11ac release 2 standards. Optional features introduced in the 802.11ac standards include the support of 5-8 spatial streams and 160 MHZ channel bandwidths. MU-MIMO can communicate with multiple devices simultaneously which allows for better allocation of bandwidth.Hardware that is actually capable of supporting the type of bandwidth sharing utilized by MU-MIMO is expected to be released in early 2015. Products will be available across a range of enterprise, consumer, and home appliances, further enabling the use of the Internet of Things. ASAP Semiconductor is a premiere supplier of Qualcomm products. Prospective customers can browse our extensive stock of both obsolete and current-production Qualcomm parts. Please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asapsemi.com for a quote.


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