Who is Qualcomm?
Semiconductors – Qualcomm designs various ARM architecture-based CDMA, UMTS and LTE modem chipsets and SoC products under the Snapdragon brand. These chipsets are sold to mobile phone manufacturers such as Kyocera, HTC, Motorola Mobility, Sharp, Sanyo, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Sony, Xiaomi and Samsung for integration into cell phones.
Although a “fabless” semiconductor company, meaning Qualcomm does not engage in the actual manufacturing process, the chips the firm has designed are powering a significant number of handsets and devices worldwide, both in CDMA and UMTS markets.
MediaFLO – Qualcomm is the inventor of the MediaFLO system, based upon OFDM, which transmits 12-15 television channels within 6 MHz of spectrum. Qualcomm has standardized the lower layers of this design in TIA, and manufactures chips and software to add this television capability to cellphones.
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Qualcomm Gobi – Qualcomm Gobi is a mobile broadband chipset used mainly for cellular data networking and it is also now used in a few enterprise smart phones (e.g. Motorola ES400).
The Gobi chipset is a microprocessor that can load a specific carrier image so that the device appears to be specifically designed for that carrier’s network.
Since GSM and CDMA are quite different, and since Gobi devices can switch between them both using the same silicon, their solution is considered to be innovative.
Gobi Technology is best suited for large enterprise customers where a single mobile operator cannot serve all of their wireless modem needs since there is not one carrier that provides the same level of service in all the places they need that service.
The Gobi solution allows the IT department to roll out a single module on their laptop builds which can be configured to behave exactly like a device that is locked to the carrier that they want to use in that area.
In the United States exactly the same hardware can be used on the CDMA network or the GSM network of their choice.
For GSM users that travel out of the United States the Gobi solution can be used to avoid international roaming charges by switching the SIM and the device’s carrier image to a local provider instead of incurring the roaming charges. In both scenarios the customer must have different wireless accounts with each provider they wish to use natively.
It typically takes 20 seconds for the device to load the carrier image into NVRAM and reset and come back online.
Gobi 3000 is the next hardware revision of the Gobi platform and it natively supports HSPA+. The model for Gobi 3000 is different. It is a reference design the OEMs can license and produce their own Gobi 3000 compliant modules with their own extensions. Qualcomm does not sell any Gobi 3000 silicon. The reference design allows the same boilerplate hardware and software components for the basis of OEM chips which allow the OEMs to focus on innovations on the mobile broadband platform rather than getting bogged down with low-level RF implementations. Currently, Gobi platforms supported LTE natively.
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Operating system – BREW (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless) is a proprietary cell phone application platform. BREW is designed so that the platform rejects unsigned applications. In order to have an application signed, a developer must pay a testing fee to National Software Testing Laboratories (NSTL), which then can approve or deny the request.
This allows carriers to maintain control over the applications that run on their customers’ phones. BitPim is a popular open source program which can access the embedded filesystem on phones using Qualcomm MSMs via a cable or Bluetooth.
(Point being: Qualcomm is doing very well as a company.) Now,
Who (in the hell) is Broadcom?
Broadcom Corporation was an American fabless semiconductor company that made products for the wireless and broadband communication industry. It was acquired by Avago Technologies in 2016 and currently operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of the merged entity called Broadcom Limited. The division is headquartered in Irvine, California.
Who (the *uck) is Broadcom Limited? Or should i ask Avago Technologies?
Broadcom Limited (formerly Avago Technologies) is an American designer, developer and global supplier of products based on analog and digital semiconductor technologies within four primary markets: wired infrastructure, wireless communications, enterprise storage and industrial & others.
(Ok! Whew! Don’t have to inquire into two more places! This should do it!)
Avago took the Broadcom part of the Broadcom Corporation name after acquiring it in January 2016.
(That alone should be a security problem, in fact, i’d be checking whatever a foreign country has a ‘hold’ of in the USA.
(See America has been doing this type of stuff to other countries for a very long time!
Like the Titanic or the ‘Great White Hope’, the USA was so greedy elsewhere, our corporations have vacated the USA, leaving US wide open to ‘invasion’-
(one man’s trash is another man’s diamond field!)
So busy being greedy, foreign entities have been buying the USA lock stock and barrel!
Suadi’s owning ports!
Japanese owning Yellowstone Park! (Smart move that!)
Since we ( the USA) are 4 billion to 11 trillion in debt to China (Singapore is Chinese territory by the way)
Then in reality who owns everything in the USA anyway?
Debt is slavery!
China owns US!
Betcha the Chinese dollar (whatever it’s called) is one of the best in the world!, because they own US!
At least the renminbi or yuan (Chinese dollar) is a hell of a lot stronger than the US dollar for sure!
If i wasn’t so scared of China actually ruling US (oh! Maybe that is why Trump turned to Moscow! Beat a Communist with another Communist! No one else but Russia could stand up to China! Cause the USA sure cannot!
Imagine war with China!$&@!
if i wasn’t afraid of being ruled by China (or Moscow) this would be funny as hell!
For like Malik El Shabbaz said! “Chickens coming home to roost!”
(notice how the USA has been changing into Communism lately anyway?
Big key factor, freedom of speech?
Lol! Yeah right!
Corporations stop that from happening!
Presidents too, Obama included.and who owns everything? (Besides China?)
One, two, maybe three corporations!
There are your political parties right there!
Can’t hardly tell the difference between a Democrat and a Republican these days…Tada!
This is why!
We got rich Democrats too now! 🙂
Who are protecting themselves, not the majority, who are not rich!
i have a dream!
That one day,
There will be a corporation for the people by the people! 🙂
in Yeshua’s holy name, amen! 😀