TI, ARM COLLABORATE ON DSP AND MICROCONTROLLER PLATFORM FOR WIRELESS INFO APPLICATIONS.
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A TI engineer, Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958. Three TI employees left the company in 1982 to start Compaq. and ARM will collaborate on a DSP (1) (Digital Signal Processor) A special-purpose CPU used for digital signal processing applications (see definition #2 below). It provides ultra-fast instruction sequences, such as shift and add, and multiply and add, which are commonly used in math-intensive and Microcontroller A single chip that contains the processor (the CPU), non-volatile memory for the program (ROM or flash), volatile memory for input and output (RAM), a clock and an I/O control unit. platform for next-generation wireless information devices such as smart phones, personal communicators A concept for a handheld device that was co-created by Toronto engineer Robert J. Fraser in 1991, who also coined the term. The personal communicator was conceived to provide always-on, wireless connectivity to a nationwide, packet-switched communications network that would enable mobile and wireless Internet-enabled products, the two firms said last week.
The new Dual-Core platform, based on TI's DSP technology and ARM's 32- bit RISC RISC
in full Reduced Instruction Set Computing
Computer architecture that uses a limited number of instructions. RISC became popular in microprocessors in the 1980s. microcontroller core, will be optimized to run current and future wireless cellular applications such as 2G+ and 3G.
The platform, which will be compatible with existing TI and ARM core- based solutions, will offer increased performance and low power consumption required to run real-time audio and video applications on wireless information devices. Although the new platform will primarily be designed for cellular wireless devices, it will also provide broad appeal for other digital wireless applications such as short distance wireless and wireless LAN A local area network that transmits over the air typically in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz unlicensed frequency band. It does not require line of sight between sender and receiver. Wireless base stations (access points) are wired to an Ethernet network and transmit a radio frequency over an area , TI and ARM said.
"This new agreement demonstrates TI's continuous commitment to the ARM architecture for the development of leading-edge wireless communications wireless communications
System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data. solutions based on TI DSP and ARM's next generation processor families," says Gilles Delfassy, director of the Worldwide Wireless Communications Business Unit in TI's Semiconductor Group.
In a separate agreement, TI also licensed the ARM10 processor family to extend the capabilities of its existing DSP and Microcontroller platform for 2G wireless applications.
TI and ARM have a long history of collaboration in the wireless space going back to 1993, including the licensing of cores from the ARM7, ARM9 and ARM10 families, and continuing with the future Dual-Core collaboration announced last week.
"This collaboration is a prime example of the success of the ARM Partnership business model," says Mike Muller, executive vice president of Business Development at ARM. "TI's leading-edge DSP technology and ARM's advanced microcontroller architecture will enable OEMs to be on the leading-edge of next generation multimedia applications."