semiconductor

Qualcomm releases Snapdragon 865: integrated 5G AI engine and billion-pixel ISP

来源:中国电子报、电子信息产业网 发布时间:2019-12-05 18:03 我要评论 Author: Zhang Xinyi Source: China Electronics News, the electronic information industry network Date: 2019-12-05 18:03 I want to comment

On the second day of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Annual Technology Summit in Hawaii, the United States announced the technical details of the Snapdragon 865 5G mobile platform. The Snapdragon 865 uses TSMC's 7nm process, with a peak rate of 7.5 Gbps and an AI engine computing power of 15 TOPS, which provides data processing capabilities that are three times the data compression and less than 1% accuracy loss of the previous generation. The combination of 5G and AI capabilities, as well as the processing capabilities of 8K streaming media and billions of pixels, have become concerns.

image.png

Full upgrade of unit modules

Compared with the previous generation product Snapdragon 855, 865 has completely upgraded the unit module. The performance of the CPU Kryo 585 is up to 25%, and the overall performance of the GPU Adreno 650 GPU is 25% higher than the previous generation platform. The image signal unit Spectra 480 ISP developed by Qualcomm supports billion-pixel-level processing capability and 2 billion-pixel-per-second processing speed. Support mobile terminal 8K video capture, 1 billion color 4K HDR video capture, 200 million pixel photo capture, and high-definition slow motion video capture through 960 fps unlimited time.

As a 5G mobile platform that emphasizes connectivity, the Snapdragon 865 integrates an X55 5G modem and RF system. Supports millimeter wave and TDD and FDD frequency bands below 6 GHz, non-independent (NSA) and independent (SA) networking modes, dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS), global 5G roaming, and support for multiple SIM cards. In addition to 5G connectivity, 865 also introduces Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth ultra-wideband voice, providing lower latency, longer battery life, and higher link stability for wireless headphones and earbuds.

The fifth-generation AI engine is the main highlight of this Snapdragon 865. The tensor accelerator Hexago developed by Qualcomm is the core of the AI engine. The TOPS performance is 4 times that of the previous generation tensor accelerator, and the running energy efficiency is improved by 35%. It can provide support for AI-based real-time translation, that is, the mobile phone can translate user's voice into foreign language text and voice in real time. The sensor hub enables the terminal to sense the surrounding environment with very low power consumption. High-precision voice detection ensures that voice assistants can clearly and accurately accept user instructions, and enhanced always-on sensors and intelligent voice recognition further enhance situational awareness AI to a whole new level. At the same time, Qualcomm has upgraded the neural processing SDK, Hexagon NN Direct, and AI Model Enhancer tools, enabling developers to create faster response and smarter applications with a high degree of freedom and flexibility.

image.png

Separate design and TSMC 7nm

For Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 and integrated 5G platform Snapdragon 765, the biggest doubt in the industry is why the design of the built-in baseband is used in the 765 for the high-end market instead of the 865 for the flagship market.

In the Q & A session on the second day of the summit, Keith Kressin, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm, explained the 865's motivation for adopting a discrete design. Keith Kressin said that, in general, Qualcomm will choose when there are major improvements in the application processor (AP) and modem sides in the intergenerational conversion of technologies, such as 3G to 4G and now 4G to 5G. Not integrated.

"Usually, the integrated approach is based on space, power and cost considerations. First of all, on the top product platforms, we have done a lot of work to ensure that whether it is a separate or integrated design, the power of both Consumption performance is very similar. Secondly, from the perspective of occupied space area, we have a modular platform to choose from. If manufacturers care about space area, using a modular platform can save more space than integration. Third, from OEM manufacturers From the perspective, OEMs have adopted the Snapdragon X50 on flagship phones, and the design cycle of flagship smartphones is relatively long. They prefer to use our existing discrete X55 solution, because it is already used for mobile phones. The design has been optimized, just join the Snapdragon 865. "

He also said that in terms of product design, Qualcomm listened to the opinions of OEM manufacturers. The design strategy of the Snapdragon 865 is not to sacrifice the performance of the application processor or modem in order to be a SoC. "Whether it is for end users or OEMs, adopting a separate baseband will not bring them disadvantages or inconveniences. As for the integrated type, technically we can completely achieve it, which has been adopted on the Snapdragon 7 series mobile platform This way. From a cost perspective, it is also reasonable to adopt this approach on mobile platforms at the mid- to high-end level. "Keith Kressin said.

It is worth noting that Qualcomm built the Snapdragon 865 based on TSMC's 7nm technology, but handed over the 765's foundry to Samsung's 7nm EUV process. In this regard, Keith Kressin said that when choosing a foundry for each chip, Qualcomm will comprehensively consider technical parameters such as chip power consumption and package size, as well as commercial factors such as wafer availability, production speed and supply chain diversity. The planned shipments of Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765 are relatively large. From the level of technical parameters, TSMC and Samsung have similar performance in terms of power consumption and performance. Therefore, the final decision is more based on commercial considerations to ensure that Diversity of supply.

"TSMC and Samsung are the world's leading foundry companies. We have adopted TSMC's most advanced mass production process technology and also adopted Samsung's most advanced mass production process technology to ensure more adequate supply and higher Supply diversity. "Keith Kressin said.


Editor-in-chief: Zhang Xinyi
Related Links

First World Display Industry Conference

As the important part of the 13th China (Hefei) International Household Appliances and Consumer Electronics Expo jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and the Anhui Provincial People's Government, the first World Display Industry Conference Hefei opens.

2019 World VR Industry Conference

On October 19, the 2019 World VR Industry Conference, jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Jiangxi Provincial People's Government, was grandly opened in Nanchang. At the opening ceremony, Liu He, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice premier of the State Council, delivered an important speech.

The 2nd Global IC Entrepreneurs Conference and the 17th China International Semiconductor Expo

On September 3, the 2nd Global IC Entrepreneurs Conference and the 17th China International Semiconductor Expo were hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government and hosted by the China Semiconductor Industry Association and China Electronics and Information Industry Development Institute. Opening in Shanghai

2019 World VR Industry Conference Press Conference

On June 20, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Jiangxi Provincial People's Government jointly held a press conference in Beijing to introduce the situation and preparations for the 2019 World VR Industry Conference.

The 11th Central China Investment and Trade Expo Electronic Information Industry Development Forum

On May 19th, the 11th Central China Investment and Trade Expo Electronic Information Industry Development Forum was held in Nanchang, Jiangxi. Yang Wenbin, deputy mayor of Nanchang Municipal People's Government, and Wang Yibin, deputy director of Jiangxi Provincial Ministry of Industry and Information Technology attended and addressed the event.

2019 World Ultra HD Video Industry Development Conference

On May 9, the 2019 World Ultra HD Video (4K / 8K) Industry Development Conference was held in Guangzhou. The conference was co-sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the State Administration of Radio and Television, the Central Radio and Television Station, and the People's Government of Guangdong Province. Minister of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei attended the meeting and delivered a speech.

The 7th China Electronic Information Expo

The theme of this summit is "Innovation Drives Development and Wisdom Empowers the Future". Government industry authorities, well-known experts and scholars and entrepreneurs at home and abroad will be invited to give keynote speeches, delve into new models, new kinetic energy and new paths of industrial innovation and development, and promote electronics. High-quality development of the information industry. ...

The First Global IC Entrepreneurs Conference

On December 11, under the guidance of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, hosted by the China Semiconductor Industry Association and China Electronics and Information Industry Development Research Institute, and hosted by Beijing CCID Conference and Exhibition Co., Ltd., China Electronics News Agency, and Shanghai Integrated Circuit Industry Association "The First Global IC Entrepreneurs Conference and the 16th China International ...

2018 World VR Industry Conference

On October 19, the 2018 World VR Industry Conference was grandly opened in Nanchang. At the opening ceremony, Lu Zhanong, vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, delivered a congratulatory letter from President Xi Jinping, Minister of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei, Secretary of the Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee Liu Qi, Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee Standing Committee Member, and Nanchang Municipal Party Committee Secretary Yin Meigen delivered speeches.

The Second China Virtual Reality Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Launched ...

On August 20, under the guidance of the Office of the China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Organizing Committee, a press conference on the launch of the second China Virtual Reality Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, jointly organized by the Virtual Reality Industry Alliance and Guoke Innovation and Venture Investment Co., Ltd. was held in Beijing.

Press conference on home grid purchase analysis report in the first half of 2018

On August 2nd, the CCID Research Institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and China Electronics News issued the "Home Network Purchase Analysis Report for the First Half of 2018" (hereinafter referred to as "Home Network Purchase Report") in Beijing. The report shows that in the first half of 2018, the scale of China's B2C grid purchase market (including mobile terminals) reached 264.1 billion yuan ...

2018 Manufacturing “Double Innovation” Summit Forum

On June 22, the 2018 “Double Innovation” Manufacturing Forum was held in Beijing. This forum is hosted by China Electronics and Information Industry Development Institute, China Manufacturing Enterprise Innovation Development Alliance and China Software Industry Association Industrial Internet Branch, China Electronics News Agency, Beijing Yundao Intelligent Manufacturing Technology Co., Ltd. and China Shipbuilding Industry ...

2018 World VR Industry Conference Press Conference

On May 21, the reporter learned from the press conference of the 2018 World VR Industry Conference held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing that it was co-sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the People's Government of Jiangxi Province, the China Electronics and Information Industry Development Institute, and the Jiangxi Province Industry And Information Committee, Nanchang Municipal People's Government, Virtual Reality Industry ...

Learn and implement the spirit of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee

The Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee drew a grand blueprint for adhering to and improving the socialist system with Chinese characteristics, advancing the modernization of the national governance system and governance capabilities. Unifying the thinking into the spirit of the plenary and implementing actions into the major decisions and deployment of the plenary are the important political tasks and major strategies facing the whole party ...

China's home appliance market report released in the first half of 2019

On July 29, the China Electronics and Information Industry Development Institute released the "Report on China's Home Appliance Market in the First Half of 2019" (hereinafter referred to as the "Report") in Beijing. The "Report" shows that from January to June 2019, China's home appliance industry operated steadily and made steady progress, with both production and sales higher than the same period last year. among them,...

A new era of magnificent 70 years of struggle

For 70 years, the Chinese Communists have never stopped the "rush test." On the land of Divine Land, a splendid picture of development is being depicted, and a lot of epic struggles are being written. ...

2019 to create an upgraded version of the "double innovation" manufacturing industry

Focusing on the connotative nature, development trends, and practical implications of the “double innovation” upgrade of the manufacturing industry, leaders of government departments and institutions, academicians and experts from scholars of the two academies, key regions and business leaders are invited to write related articles to discuss the manufacturing industry together "Shuangchuang" new development path. ...

Focus on the National Two Sessions of 2019

March 3rd, the condensed consensus composes the era chapter, and the common country is a picture of revival. The second meeting of the Thirteenth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference opened in the Great Hall of the People on the afternoon of the 3rd. ...

CEN Video News | 2019 CITE Senior Vice President, Renesas Electronics

At the 7th Electronic Information Expo, Toshiba Makoto, senior vice president of Renesas Electronics, was interviewed by a reporter from China Electronics News. ...

Video news 丨 Academician experts talk about intelligent connected cars

On March 19, on the eve of the Shanghai Electronics Fair in Munich, the Forum on Innovation and Development of New Energy and Intelligent Connected Cars was held in Shanghai. The forum invited more than 30 industry professionals at home and abroad and nearly 35 wonderful speeches. Large field exhibition ...

Interview with the two conferences 丨 Wang Jing, member of the CPPCC National Committee and president of Newland Technology Group

During the National "Two Sessions" in 2019, Wang Jing, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and president of Newland Group, said in an interview with the reporter of "China Electronics News": Traditional rural areas need to play the role of the carrier and engine of information technology and the Internet to promote agricultural production, ...

Links
About Us | Contact Us | Advertising Services
Electronic Information Industry Network Logo

a 在线久久2019