TI brings Bluetooth and Wi-Fi together. (Wireless News Review).Texas Instruments See TI.
(company) Texas Instruments - (TI) A US electronics company.
A TI engineer, Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958. Three TI employees left the company in 1982 to start Compaq. Inc has announced what it claims is the first hardware and software package enabling devices to simultaneously use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi without interference, accelerating convergence of both technologies in a single device.
TI's Bluetooth/802.11 package has a number of features for mobile devices, including low power consumption and a small physical footprint.
TI, though, has been able to overcome proximity problems Proximity problems is a class of problems in computational geometry which involve estimation of distances between geometric objects.
A subset of these problems stated in terms of points only are sometimes referred to as closest point problems associated with co-locating Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. This should help packaging for device manufacturers that want to offer combined Wi-FI and Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Possible scenarios include the ability receive voice calls over Bluetooth while simultaneously surfing the internet over wireless LAN. TI said it expects to include support for voice over WLAN See voice over Wi-Fi. applications in a future update.
The Bluetooth/802.11 coexistence package will be offered as part of TI's WLAN See wireless LAN.
WLAN - wireless local area network embedded station development kit (EStaDK), limiting its use to products built around TI chips such as its DSPbased OMAP OMAP Office of Medical Assistance Programs (Oregon Department of Human Services)
OMAP Open Multimedia Applications Platform (Texas Instruments semiconductor operating system) mobile processors. Products using the technology are expected to ship in the third quarter this year.