Qualcomm’s Newly Unveiled Snapdragon 600E And 410E Processors Are Aimed at IoT Market
If you recently bought a smartphone from HTC, Samsung, LG, or Huawei, then chances are that it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Qualcomm is a California-based chipmaker and back in 2014 it dominated this market by having a 64% share. This year, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were also powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. Now it seems that the company is looking past just smartphone and it has its eyes fixed on the Internet of Things (IoT) as well. Qualcomm Snapdragon 600E And 410E processors have been introduced with the IOT in mind.
If you are new to the Internet of Things then know that this includes anything from vehicles to appliances that use the internet to transfer data. Last year, the market for the Internet of Things was $130 billion. It has been projected that this will grow and by 2020 it will increase to a mind-boggling $883 billion. I can only imagine that Snapdragon 600E And 410E processors have been introduced in order to grab a piece of the pie, so to speak.
“The Snapdragon 600E and 410E bring together some of our best connectivity and compute technologies to meet the needs for a large range of embedded and IoT applications,” senior vice president of product management Raj Talluri said in a press release.
When it comes to consumers, there aren’t a lot of chances that you will find yourself buying something that is powered but the Snapdragon 600E And 410E processors. Right now, they are only meant for industrial use. But looking at the market potential here I am sure that it is only a matter of time before this becomes mainstream and more companies get interested in the Internet of Things.
Snapdragon is a powerful and versatile processor with many potential applications in a wide variety of IoT applications and we can now offer this technology to a much wider range of customers with the additional benefit of long-term support and availability.
The internet of things is no doubt a very interesting and opportunistic market. Slowly yet surely we will start seeing consumer level applications coming out. They might not house the Snapdragon 600E And 410E processors but by then we could see Qualcomm launch processors that target general consumers instead of just the industry applications.
Qualcomm is a pretty old player in the market and the company knows what it is doing, As of writing this article, the company has the most patents when it comes to the Internet of Things as compared to other chip makers in the market.
The Snapdragon 600E has the following features:
- 1.5GHz quad-core Krait 300 CPU
- Adreno 320 GPU
- Digital signal processor
- Bluetooth (4.0, Low Energy, and 3.x)
- Wi-Fi up to 802.11ac
The 410E has the following features:
- 1.2GHz quad-core processor
- Adreno 306 GPU
- Digital signal processor
- Bluetooth (4.1 and Low Energy)
- Wi-Fi up to 802.11n
What do you think about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600E and the Internet of Things?