PDT an Astronics Company: Product Design and Development Firm in Chicago, IL

PDT worked to design the Mobile Development Platform Tablet Based on the Snapdragon™ 810 (8994) Processor by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a tablet that would serve as a reference platform to showcase their Snapdragon™ chip sets.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Processor Reference Tablet
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Processor Reference Tablet

Reference Tablet

Building It Up

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. provided the electrical design and the IFP (Internal Function Platform) to design around, and the PDT team completed the industrial and mechanical design and prototype. An engineer from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. spent time on-site in PDT's Ukraine office to work directly with our mechanical engineering team.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Processor Reference Tablet

Making It Real

An appearance model was crafted in-house, using printed parts.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Processor Reference Tablet

Finishing Touches

After working with the Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. team on color explorations, the final scheme was a muted, sophisticated palette. A dock, with ports for video out networking and programming, holds the device in landscape orientation.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Processor Reference Tablet

A Slick Tablet

The result is a slick tablet that helped Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. demonstrate the power, breath-taking speed, jaw-dropping graphics and long battery life supported by their Snapdragon™ Chipset.


Read more on Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/12/snapdragon-810-hands-on/


Update 2015: PDT's tablet is used again to showcase the new Snapdragon 920. Read more on Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/10/qualcomm-snapdragon-820-demo/

About Product Development Technologies (PDT)

Product Development Technologies (PDT) is a global, full-service product design and development firm with 120 employees worldwide. Team members have expertise in a wide range of product development disciplines, including strategy, scouting, design research, industrial design, user experience development, mechanical and electrical engineering, software development, and sourcing. PDT’s award winning product designs have been recognized with more than 70 awards from authorities such as BusinessWeek, Fast Company, the Industrial Designers Society of America and The Consumer Electronics Association.

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