What is the Snapdragon Platform?
Recently, Qualcomm has published a blog post titled “Moving beyond processors to platforms” in which the company outlines changes to the Snapdragon brand with an emphasis on no longer communicating about Snapdragon as a “processor,” but as a “platform.” Since we are going to hear about this often, I wanted to have a reference page on Ubergizmo.Not “just” a processor: trueTo Qualcomm’s point, it is true that referring Snapdragon as just a processor is an injustice to the overall work and care that go into Snapdragon chips. Looking at the overall diagram, it is clear that “processor” often refers to what is a minority part of the chip: CPUs, and sometimes GPU.There are many more sub-units such as ISP (Image Signal Processor), Integrated Modem, DSP (digital signal processor), dedicated low-power standby processor that rarely get mentioned. Mainly because they are difficult to compare in benchmarks.As a chip, Snapdragon is a “system-on-a-chip” (or SoC), which is the equivalent of a whole computer + communication
Wed 22 Mar 17 from Ubergizmo
Qualcomm would really appreciate it if you could stop referring to its CPUs as CPUs. It prefers the term "platform" instead. The post Qualcomm declares Snapdragon processors aren’t ‘processors’ ...
Mon 20 Mar 17 from Extremetech
Qualcomm has proclaimed that the term “processor” is no longer an adequate description of its Snapdragon SoC. Rather, the mobile chipmaker wants us to refer to it as a “platform.” ...
Thu 16 Mar 17 from Techspot
Thu 16 Mar 17 from Arstechnica
Take note, tech writers: as of this morning, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors are no longer processors. Henceforth, the company would like you to refer to Snapdragon as a “platform.” ...
Thu 16 Mar 17 from TechCrunch
Qualcomm Announces 'Snapdragon Mobile Platform' Brand As Its Complete Silicon Solution For Mobile Devices
As of today, Qualcomm is describing its venerable Snapdragon processor line-up and related supporting component technologies a little differently. From here on out, the mobile processor and ...
Thu 16 Mar 17 from HotHardware
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