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02 January 2006 02:15

Sshhh... One-chip, real-time smartphones are here | The Register

the confluence of two trends, each long predicted, but only now deemed ready for prime-time. The first is the consolidation of functionality onto one chip. Most of today's phones (and wireless PDAs too) use two processors to perform much of the donkey work - a baseband processor to handle the radio, such as GSM, CDMA and Wi-Fi, and an application processor to run the operating system, such as Windows Mobile, PalmOS, Symbian OS or Linux. But running everything on one chip, the application processor, allows the manufacturer to make a considerable saving on Bill of Material (BoM) costs. Or alternatively - and this is the route being tak

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