Qualcomm outs Snapdragon 410E and 600E for the Internet of Things era

Qualcomm outs Snapdragon 410E and 600E for the Internet of Things era
Snapdragon 410 was Qualcomm's first chip to do 64-bit mobile computing back in 2013, and we've seemingly come so far ahead, that now the company is announcing a 410E edition... for smart washing machines, TV dongles, medical imaging, robots, and other varying IoT (Internet of Things) paraphernalia. Well, that's the future, so after Qualcomm outed a chipset oriented towards wearables, now it's gunning to put a processor in everything around us, too. Just don't forget to close the door on that 64-bit fridge now.

Besides the 410E, the chip giant also announced a more souped-up model, the Snapdragon 600E, for similar IoT purposes. This is actually a watershed moment for the company, as it will be the first time that standalone Snapdragon processors will be given to third-party distributors, initially Arrow Electronics, with a ten-year support and availability promise, which is a big selling point. Thus, each manufacturer, big and small, will be able to buy varying quantities of the 410E or 600E to slap in their gear, making it smart and connected, and will be certain that it will have Qualcomm's back for the foreseeable future.


As for the technical details, they don't differ all that much from the smartphone version of the processors, just clocked a tad lower, and equipped with, say, Bluetooth 4.1 instead of 4.0 connectivity. Both are quad-core chips and support 1080p video capture and playback. The 1.2 GHz 410E can run 1080p displays and up to 13 MP cameras, while the 600E is clocked higher at 1.5 GHz, and has support for 2K panels, and up to 21 MP camera sensors. With this announcement, expect to see a lot of commercial and industrial electronics slapped with the Snapdragon and Qualcomm logos pretty soon.


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3 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Okay, so when is a robot with 6GB RAM coming???

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It won't mean much if Qualcomm can't get the prices down for these chips. Especially when some SBC's and other IoT boards and devices are really inexpensive and accessable for less than $20. Many single processor IoT and other SBCs are even less than $10. Not to mention many of them at the prices I mentioned also come with ram, storage, Bluetooth and/or WiFi, and more. So it's really in Qualcomms interest to keep their prices down low enough, or they will not penetrate much into the IoT market.

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Off topic but Qualcomm need to gear up their game drastically IMO.

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