Qualcomm Adds UltraHD Encoding

Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 625 processor which is built using 14nm technology and adds UltraHD HEVC encoding, allowing capture of UltraHD content at 30fps. Other features include an octa-core 64-bit CPU, an integrated X9 LTE modem for peak speeds up to 300 Mbps download/100 Mbps upload, and support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth and GNSS / location. Qualcomm expects the chip to be used in connected cameras including 360/VR, sports, bodycams, dashcams and IP security cameras.

The processor also enables video analytics including multi-stream, overlay, video HDR, temporal noise reduction, low bit rate codecs, voice activation, face detection and recognition, intelligent motion detection and object tracking. The chip will be available by the end of the year.