Update 6/03/08: See Vijay Nagarajan’s current post >Infineon, Marvell and the iPhone
EXCERPT: Apple is expected to announce the 3G iPhone this month. Based on a reasonable set of assumptions, I have speculated that Infineon will continue to be at the heart of the iPhone. Clues that ratify this scenario have also been uncovered in the recent months. Recently, however, there were two industry events that made many question this theory. Here, I will take a look at these events and what they signify for the iPhone. Read the full article>>
All that glitters may be Infineon’s S-GOLD3H
Is the S-GOLD3H the 3G iPhone’s new processor? See evidence > HERE
Zibri (www.ziphone.org) has uncovered code for the Infineon chip in the latest iPhone 1.2 beta firmware
Summary of features and benefit from S-GOLD3H spec sheet
Infineon’s S-GOLD3H is capable of processing speeds of up to 312 MHz with advanced dual-mode HSDPA/WCDMA/E-GPRS modem technology that enables a wide spectrum of multimedia and mobile entertainment and office applications.
S-GOLD3H based platforms enable handsets to provide:
· Camera support of up to 5 MPixel
· Video telephony, streaming, recording and playback
· (HVGA) in MPEG4, H.264 or Real video formats and advanced audio codecs, like enhanced AAC+.
· Optimized S-GOLD3H architecture allows users to run several applications simultaneously; e.g. surf the Internet, download emails or data to a SD-card with HSDPA category 8 (7.2 Mbit/s) while listening to MP3 music over a stereo Bluetooth headset.
For more background, see also Vijay Nagarajan’s recent articles on Apple and Infineon