Bsquare Announces Availability of Mobile Development Platform Based on a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor
Developer Tools Gives Early Access to Qualcomm Technologies'
Snapdragon 800 Processor With Quad-Core Krait 400 CPUs
BELLEVUE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/13 -- BSQUARE Corporation
(NASDAQ: BSQR), a leading enabler of smart, connected systems, today
announced general availability of its next generation Mobile
Development Platform (MDP), which is based on the Qualcomm(R)
Snapdragon(TM) 800 (8974) processor by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
This MDP will be released in both a tablet and smartphone form factor
by Bsquare and is designed to provide application developers and
device manufacturers with access to the high-performance Android 4.2
platform for developing, testing, optimizing and showcasing
applications and games.
Complete with asynchronous quad-core Krait 400 CPUs, this latest MDP
based on Qualcomm Technologies' Snapdragon 800 processor will also
include an Adreno(TM) 330 GPU, Hexagon(TM) v5 QDSP6 and other
advanced multimedia technologies. An essential tool for developers,
component suppliers, manufacturers, operators and other industry
participants, this MDP features integrated hardware and software,
which aids in simplifying and accelerating development efforts. In
addition, this MDP will provide users the ability to test and
optimize applications and devices prior to commercial device
The smartphone form factor for this MDP features a 4.3" 720p HD
multi-touch display, while the tablet form factor version features an
11.6" 1080p HD multi-touch display. Both of these form factors also
feature UltraHD/4K video support via HDMI output and are one of the
first mobile development platforms to include both USB 3.0, and
802.11ac Wi-Fi for quick file transfers, and streaming rates up to
"Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors by Qualcomm Technologies are
targeted at premium mobile devices," said John Traynor, Senior Vice
President of Products and Technology for Bsquare. "It's intriguing to
think about the high-quality applications that will be developed on
this platform and we at Bsquare are excited to support the
cutting-edge Android community working on Qualcomm Snapdragon
processors. Early access, com
bined with best-in-class engineering
support and testing solutions from Bsquare, is an important factor
for application and game developers designing for a wide range of
commercial devices based on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors."
"The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processers are designed to deliver
outstanding overall user experiences, and expand the possibilities of
seamless connected computing, while maintaining industry-leading
battery life performance," said Tia Cassett, Sr. Director of Business
Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "In addition to developer
support given by Bsquare, providing developers with early access to
the next generation of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors through this
latest MDP by Bsquare should help facilitate in the development of
higher quality applications for Android devices powered by the
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8974 processor."
As with previous generations of MDPs released by Bsquare based on
earlier Qualcomm Snapdragon processors by Qualcomm Technologies,
Bsquare will support developers and manufacturers with engineering
services, technical support and access to the Bsquare Knowledge Base,
technical documentation, complimentary tools and MDP software
updates. Users of this MDP will also have access to the TestQuest
automated testing solutions from Bsquare, which support testing of
Android software and hardware including this MDP.
Bsquare will be demonstrating this latest MDP development hardware in
the Qualcomm Technologies' booth at AnDevCon in Boston, May 30-31.
This MDP will be available for purchase at
About BSQUARE Corporation
Bsquare, a global leader in embedded
solutions, applies experience and expertise on leading platforms to
create new connections with customers, new business models and to
enable new ways of working and communicating. Bsquare serves
customers by forging connections among the partners, people, tools
and technology needed to create smart connected devices. For more
information, visit www.bsquare.com.
Bsquare is a registered trademark of BSQUARE Corporation. Qualcomm,
Adreno, Hexagon and Snapdragon are registered trademarks of Qualcomm
Incorporated. All Qualcomm Incorporated trademarks are used with
permission. Other products or brand names may be trademarks or
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