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Inside the Qualcomm’s “4K Ultra HD Processor”


The Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084) is a milestone product between the Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 801 and the recent 64-bit Snapdragon 810. This Qualcomm part can be found in such devices as Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, Nexus 6, Samsung GALAXY Note Edge and Note 4.

REATISS has investigated the package, process, architecture and circuit design of Snapdragon 805.
Numerous cross-sections, measurements and material analysis results make clear picture of manufacturing process. The piece of silicon has 12.62 mm x 11.1 mm size, is fabricated with one layer of aluminum and eight layers of copper interconnect; the chip layout is enhanced with various DFM features.

Snapdragon 805 has incredibly rich functionality. More than 12 types of embedded SRAMs identified. Circuitry of wide range of blocks was analyzed and represented with well-organized hierarchy.


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