chip·​set | \ ˈchip-ˌset How to pronounce chipset (audio) \

Definition of chipset

: a group of integrated circuits that together perform a set of related functions (such as processing data)

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Along with the bigger hardware changes, Apple is expected to improve the internal hardware on the new iPad Pros, too, upgrading the processor to a new variant of Apple’s recently released A12 Bionic chipset. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "What to expect at Apple’s October hardware event," 28 Oct. 2018 Internally, the device features a Snapdragon 8-series chipset, and ITHome (via GizmoChina) suggests prices will start at ¥8,999 (around $1,290) for a model equipped with 6GB of RAM. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Royole could be the first company to release a foldable smartphone," 31 Oct. 2018 On Tuesday, Intel also announced several new desktop CPUs with four new chipsets, and many mobile CPUs, including a fearsome six-core mobile Core i9. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel ushers responsive Optane memory into laptops with Core i5+, i7+, and i9+ brands," 3 Apr. 2018 The modem will support both the standalone and non-standalone specs for the 5G NR (New Radio) standard, as well as legacy support for 4G, 3G, and 2G networks all in one chipset. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Intel’s new 5G modem might power Apple’s first 5G iPhones," 12 Nov. 2018 Qualcomm has begun shipping a family of 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets for both mobile and infrastructure applications that uses the new IEEE 802.11ay specification. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Qualcomm begins shipping 802.11ay silicon for mobile devices and applications, including VR and UHD video," 17 Oct. 2018 The trade-off is specs: Lenovo’s handset features a midrange Snapdragon 710 chipset alongside 6GB of RAM and a 3,350mAh battery. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Lenovo’s Z5 Pro is a cheaper take on the slider phone trend," 1 Nov. 2018 The Commission examined internal Apple documents that showed the payments steered the company away from sourcing part of its baseband chipset requirements from Intel. David Meyer, Fortune, "Qualcomm Just Got Fined $1.23 Billion for Illegal Payments to Apple," 24 Jan. 2018 Connectivity and performance On the connectivity front, the 855 chipset itself will feature Qualcomm’s new X24 modem — notably, not the X50 modem that will enable 5G functionality, which will be a separate add for companies that want to offer it. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 promises big improvements to AI, performance, and connectivity," 5 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of chipset

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chipset

chip entry 1 ("integrated circuit") + set entry 2

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