Texas Instruments Builds 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 and FM onto Single Chip
Feb 5, 2007, 1:38 PM by (staff)
Texas Instruments has combined three radios, 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR and FM onto a single piece of silicon. The WiLink 6.0 is the first such chip to support 802.11n, which offers greater reception and coverage than 802.11a/b/g. The BlueLink 7.0 chip includes Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, FM and FM transmit. FM transmit means any MP3s or music stored on the mobile phone can be broadcast to a nearby FM radio. The 65 nanometer process used to create both chips makes them smaller and consume less power, and cheaper for handset manufacturers to incorporate into designs. This will lead to better features on less expensive mobile phones that will appear as early as 2008.
Apple Reveals Smaller iPhone SE
Apple today announced the iPhone SE, a smaller, less-expensive alternative to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The SE's defining feature is the 4-inch display, which helps keep the footprint in check; the design is similar to that of the iPhone 5/5S.
LeTV Max Pro Calls Dibs On Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Chip
LeTV today announced the Max Pro, the first smartphone to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. In addition to Qualcomm's flagship chip, the Max Pro takes advantage of 802.11ad 60 GHz WiFi from Qualcomm and Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint technology.
Qualcomm Intros 802.11ad 60 GHz WiFi for Phones
Qualcomm and Letv today announced the first phone with the Snapdragon 820 and Wi-Fi 802.11ad, which operates in the very high-frequency 60 GHz radio band. The Letv Le Max Pro also includes Qualcomm's Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.
Caltech Sues Broadcom, Apple Over WiFi Patents
Caltech has filed a lawsuit against Broadcom and Apple and alleges the two firms are using its patented technology without permission. The patents in question, granted to Caltech between 2006 and 2012, cover 802.11n and 802.11ac WiFi technologies, which improve transmission speeds and reduce the hardware needed for WiFi radios.
Snapdragon Wear 1200 Platform Targets Simpler Wearables
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon Wear 1200 Platform, a new system-on-a-chip that is meant for personal fitness and tracking devices more so than smartwatches. The 1200 consumes just 79 square millimeters of space and relies on a 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A7 processor core with an integrated Cat-M1, NB1, and eGPRS multi-mode modem.
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this is SWEET!
I can't wait until this comes out, expecially if it is reasonably priced. any phone that includes it will be an instant connectivity/multimedia powerhouse.
If it does end up being cheaper for manufacturers then all it means is that they'll be able to recoup more of the overhe...