Spreadtrum Communications have announced that its WCDMA SoC Platform has been adapted by Samsung's newly released Z3 smartphone. Spreadtrum is a fabless semiconductor company that is based in China and works with 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless communication standards.
The highly integrated WCDMA platform consists 28nm 1.3GHz quad-core WCDMA/HSPA(+) GSM/GPRS baseband chip SC7730SI, power management chip SC2723S, RF chip SR3532S and Spreadtrum's first 3in1 connectivity chip SC2331S. It is Interesting to see that Spreadtrum have managed to Integrate their own Image Signal Processor (ISP) into the baseband chip.
Dr. Leo Li, Chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum, commented:
"We're pleased to work with Samsung with the introduction of our new product SC2331S 3in1 connectivity chip and our first ISP feature embedded in our baseband chip, it's a milestone success for Spreadtrum, for now we not only ship mobile phone chipsets to Samsung, but also connectivity chips as well. Moreover, we made great efforts this time on ISP self-development, especially on image processing details. Finally, we got the acceptance of Samsung with its advanced high quality performance. With the fast adoption of smartphones globally, competitive products with quad-core processors are continued to attract more and more attentions of consumers. Spreadtrum is dedicated to make design wins for customers with its complete mobile platform solutions and will tailor different needs for different markets in the future."