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TI LAUNCHES EDGE SMARTPHONE CHIPSET SOLUTION.



Extending its line of sleek, small smartphone reference designs, Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE NYSE

See: New York Stock Exchange
:TXN TXN Texas Instruments (stock symbol)
TXN Transaction (databases)
TXN Tunxi, China (Airport Code)
TXN Tarxien (postal locality, Malta) 
) (TI) has launched its first complete EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution


    Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) or Enhanced GPRS (EGPRS), is a digital mobile phone technology that allows it to increase data transmission rate and improve data transmission reliability.
    ) chipset and reference design. Utilizing the company's OMAP OMAP Office of Medical Assistance Programs (Oregon Department of Human Services)
    OMAP Open Multimedia Applications Platform (Texas Instruments semiconductor operating system) 
     platform, TI is first to introduce a complete EDGE smartphone chipset and reference design, giving customers the ability to quickly and cost effectively deliver flexible EDGE-based smartphones, feature phones and PDAs, all within a footprint one-half the size of a business card. As with all OMAP chips, developers and software designers can re-use and build upon existing software.

    With up to three times the data rate throughput of current GSM/GPRS devices, the TCS (Transportation Control System) A widely used integrated information system for railroad transportation developed by the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was later implemented by Union Pacific when the companies merged. 3500 chipset delivers the performance required to enable high-quality EDGE-enabled applications such as multimedia, gaming, camera functionality, and video. The TCS 3500 chipset is the first of a portfolio of EDGE solutions TI is developing to allow customers to optimally address multiple market segments.

    "With the evolution of GSM/GPRS to EDGE, and the rapid growth of the smartphone and feature phone markets, manufacturers and operators are demanding a broad portfolio of solutions to differentiate their products and services," said Rick Kornfeld, vice president and general manager of TI's wireless chipset business. "By leveraging the proven success of predecessor OMAP730-based GSM/GPRS reference designs, we are able to offer our customers a complete smartphone reference design highly integrated with all the components required to build full-featured handsets based on the EDGE standard."

    Leveraging OMAP Processors and TI's Wireless Expertise

    TI's TCS3500 solution and reference design supports all leading mobile operating systems including Symbian OS, Microsoft's Windows Mobile, Linux and Palmsource, as well as Nokia's Series 50 terminal software platform. Support of standard real-time operating systems, such as Nucleus, offers a migration path for feature-rich GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) The first high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that used the GSM technology. GPRS added a packet-switched channel to GSM, which uses dedicated, circuit-switched channels for voice conversations.  phones transitioning toward EDGE-based solutions. The TCS3500 solution also supports multiple third-party Java platforms allowing the design of true next-generation Java phones. In addition, TI's OMAP Developer's Network ensures a continuous stream of compelling applications for all OMAP-processor based solutions.

    TI's TCS3500 Chipset -- a Complete EDGE-ready Smartphone Solution

    The TCS3500 is anchored by the OMAP850, a high-performance applications processor integrated with a quad-band EDGE modem. The OMAP850 processor will enable a rich experience with both multimedia and camera capabilities up to 2.0 megapixels. The OMA (1) See Object Management Architecture.

    (2) (Open Mobile Alliance Ltd., La Jolla, CA, www.openmobilealliance.org) An organization formed in June of 2002 by the consolidation of the WAP Forum group and the Open Mobile Architecture Initiative.
     P850 maintains the secure environment of the current generation of OMAP processors, which includes a secure boot, a secure execution environment and hardware encryption accelerators. The OMAP850 processor's modem functionality is based upon TI's prior generations of proven GSM/GPRS technology, with further enhancements to support the higher EDGE data rates. The industry's most flexible EDGE-capable processor, the OMAP850 allows scalability of a single platform to address all handset segments targeting high-revenue data services -- from mid-range feature phones, through high-end smartphones, up to multimedia rich wireless PDAs.

    Also included as part of the TCS3500 solution is the TWL TWL The Weakest Link (TV show)
    TWL Top Water Level
    TWL Tournament Word List (Scrabble)
    TWL Total Weight Loss
    TWL Trench Wars League (gaming, Subspace/Continuum) 
    3027, which integrates an analog baseband with power management and an audio codec. The TCS3500 reference design includes a fully optimized quad-band RF solution. The highly integrated TCS3500 smartphone reference design also includes TI's single-chip Bluetooth device, the BRF BRF

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    6150.

    Bringing added capabilities for full-featured EDGE handsets, the TCS3500 can be incorporated with optional modules from TI's wireless technology portfolio, including a camera, TI's TGS TGS Tokyo Game Show
    TGS Ticket-Granting Service
    TGS Ticket-granting Server
    TGS The Good Shepherd
    TGS Teen Girl Squad
    TGS The Gargoyles Saga
    TGS Texas Gourd Society
    TGS Tomato Growers Supply
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    TGS Tomographic Gamma Scanner
    5000 assisted GPS (A-GPS A-GPS Assisted Global Positioning System (used in mobile communications as a positioning system) ) solution and TI's TNETW1230 low-power, high-speed WLAN See wireless LAN.

    WLAN - wireless local area network
     solution.

    Complete Solution Reference Design Speeds Time to Market

    The TCS3500 reference design includes a complete bill of materials The list of components that make up a system. For example, a bill of materials for a house would include the cement block, lumber, shingles, doors, windows, plumbing, electric, heating and so on. , board design and layout, GSM/GPRS/EDGE protocol stack and a full array of development tools. The pre-field type approved (FTA) certified reference design significantly cuts development time and gives manufacturers more time to focus on differentiation and application development. Customers also have access to TI's worldwide solution delivery organization to quickly customize, assist through the FTA process, and take new products to market.

    TI -- Making Wireless

    TI is a manufacturer of wireless semiconductors. TI provides a breadth of silicon and software and 15 years of wireless systems expertise that spans handsets and base stations for all communications standards, wireless LAN, Bluetooth and Ultra Wideband.

    About Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments Incorporated provides DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.

    Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    World's largest marketplace for securities. The exchange began as an informal meeting of 24 men in 1792 on what is now Wall Street in New York City.
     under the symbol TXN.

    Texas Instruments can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.ti.com.

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