Chipset

chipset

What is a chipset?

A chipset consists of microchips that can be used together to serve a single function and are therefore manufactured and sold as a unit.  As mobile gaming is increasingly gaining popularity, users have become more aware of the various types of GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) chips that come as part of the mobile chipsets and sometimes even consider their performance when making buying decisions.

The chipset determines how many high-speed components or USB devices your motherboard can support. Chipsets are usually comprised of one to four chips and feature controllers for commonly used peripherals, like the keyboard, mouse or monitor.

Mobile phones run on so-called embedded chipsets, which are designed to perform one or a few dedicated functions, often with real-time computing constraints. They are embedded as part of the complete device including hardware and mechanical parts.

 

A

A-GPS (Assisted GPS) • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) • AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) Accelerometer • Airplane Mode • Alarm Clock • AMOLED (Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) • Analog Technology • Android Operating System • ANT+ • Antenna • Aperture • APN (Access Point Name) • Apple iOS • Apple Pay • aptX • Autofocus • AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)

 

B

Band • Bandwidth • Base Station • Bench marking • Biometrics • Bit • Blackberry OS • Bluetooth • BPS (Bits Per Seconds) • Broadband • Byte

 

C

Calculator • Calendar • Camera • Call Alert • Capacitive Touchscreen • CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access) • Cellular Network • Chipset • cHTML (Compact HyperText Markup Language) • Color • CPU (Central Processing Unit)

 

D

Dimension • Dynamic Memory • D-Pad (Direction Pad) • Digital Zooming • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) • Downlink • Dual-Band • Dual Mode • Dual SIM

 

E

Earphone Jack • EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) • EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) • EGPRS (Enhanced General Packet Radio Services) • EGSM (Extended GSM) • Emoji • EMS (Enhanced Message Service) • eSIM • EV-DO • External Display

 

F

Firefox OS • Firmware • Flash Memory • Flight Mode • FM Radio • FM Transmitter • FPS (Frames Per Seconds) • Frequency • Front Camera • FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

 

G

Galileo (Global Navigation Satellite System) • GB (Gigabyte) • GBPS (Gigabits Per Second) • Geo-tagging • GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) • GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) • GPS (Global Positioning System) • GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)

 

H

H.263 • H.264 • H.265 • Hot Spot • HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) • HSUPA (High-Speed Uplink Packet Access) • HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) • Hz (Hertz)

 

I

ISP (Image Signal Processor) • IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) • IP Rating

 

J

Java

 

K

KB (Kilobyte) • Kbps (Kilobits per second) • Key Guard • Key Lock Switch

 

L

Land Line • LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) • LED (Light-Emitting Diode) • Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) • Li-Polymer (Lithium Polymer) • Linux OS • Lock Code • LTE (Long Term Evolution) • Loudspeaker

 

M

Maemo OS • mAh • Mass Storage • Material • MB (Megabyte) • Mbps (Megabit per second) • MeeGo OS • Megapixel • Megahertz • Memory Card Slot • microUSB • MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)Mobile Games • MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) • MIM (Mobile Instant Messaging) • Mobile Application • Mobile Browser • Mobile messaging • Modem • MP3 (MPEG Layer 3) • MPEG (Motion Picture Experts Group) • MPEG-4 video • Multitouch • Music playback time (battery life) • Music Player

 

N

NAND Memory • Network Capacity • Network Generations • NFC (Near Field Connection) • NiCd (Nickel Cadmium) • NOR Memory • Numeric Keypad

 

O

OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode)Operating SystemOptical ZoomOTA (Over-The-Air)OTG (On-The-Go)

P

PC SyncPhonebook AccessPhone Life CyclePhonebookPIN code (Personal Identification Number)PixelPixel DensityPricePortPTT (Push-To-Talk)PUK (Personal Unlocking Key)

 

Q

Quad-bandQVGA (Quarter Video Graphics Array)QWERTY keyboard

 

R

RAM (Random Access Memory)  • Ringer IDRingtoneRoamingROM (Read-Only Memory)RSS (Rich Site Summary)

 

S

Screen ProtectionScreen ResolutionScreen SizeScreen TypeScreen-To-Body RatioSecondary CameraSensorSide keysSIM CardSIM LockSingle-BandSmart WatchSmartphoneSMS (Short Messaging Service)soft keysSoft ResetSpecial DialStand-by time (battery life)Stereo SpeakersStreamingStylusSVGA (Super Video Graphics Array)

 

T

Talk Time (battery life)TCP/IPTetheringText MessagingTFD (Thin Film Diode)TFT (Thin Film Transistor)To-Do listTouchscreenTri-Band .

 

U

UI (User Interface)UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System)UploadUSB

 

V

VGA (Video Graphics Array)Video callVideo CodecVideo ResolutionVoice DialingVoice MailVPN (Virtual Private Network)

 

W

WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)WatchOSWCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access)WearOSWearablesWeightWi-FiWLAN (Wireless Land Area Network)

 

X

XenderXenon flash