Texas Instruments Delivers Industrys First Integrated Single-Chip Solution for Mobile Phones

Monday 24 January 2005 21:53 CET | News

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and Nokia have announced the cooperation whereby Nokia will incorporate a single chip solution based on TIs Digital RF Processor (DRP) technology to its future mobile phones.

The cooperation will allow Nokia to offer more cost-effective advanced handsets, especially in high-volume entry markets. Todays announcement fulfills a commitment TI made in 2002 when the company announced its intention to integrate the bulk of handset electronics on a single chip, including digital baseband, SRAM, logic, RF, power management and analog functions, and to sample the first product in 2004. The first version of the single-chip solution, which sampled in December 2004 and was developed through TIs advanced 90nm CMOS manufacturing technology, targets the mass-market voice-centric marketplace. By adopting TIs DRP-based single-chip technology for its future mobile phones, Nokia intends to increase its proven innovation and leadership position in the marketplace. Cost, size, power and performance optimizations are crucial, especially for high-volume entry-level mobile phones. The combination of Nokias world-leading expertise in mobile devices with TIs DRP based single-chip technology will take this optimization to a higher level. As a first step, Nokia phones based on the single-chip solution will target the entry-level mobile phone market, particularly in high-growth regions such as India and China. Based on TIs innovative DRP technology, the single-chip solution reinforces the companys clear edge in integration, furthering TIs and its customers competitive positions. This pioneering approach to wireless chip design applies digital technology to simplify radio frequency processing, which significantly reduces board space, extends battery life, and makes for a more cost-effective, powerful, versatile mobile phone. The worlds first GSM cellular phone call using TIs DRP technology was made last February in TIs labs, proving the technology. This latest advancement joins TIs already sophisticated and integrated DRP technology roadmap. The BRF6100 Bluetooth® single chip, announced in June 2002, was the first implementation of TIs DRP technology, followed by the BRF6150 and the BRF6300. TIs integrated wireless technology roadmap also includes a single chip solution for digital TV for mobile phones, as well as future single chip solutions for GPS, wireless LAN, UMTS and other air interfaces, paving the way for further integration with the cellular modem and TIs OMAP processors.

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