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Texas Instruments Builds 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 and FM onto Single Chip

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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.

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Feb 5, 2007, 3:42 PM


...I think these companies only make announcements to appease their shareholders.
... help but agree with you... you hear all these stories about great product to come... but where are the devices that use these great products...

Feb 5, 2007, 5:05 PM

Who is this good for??

Has texas instruments made anything other than calculators?? What manufactures do they work with?? any ideas?? pretty cool all in 1 chip though.
They invented the hinged silicon mirror chips that are used in DLP TVs...
TI is the world's largest supplier of processors for mobile phones. Here is a quick story but you can find more info if you do brief internet searches. ... »

Feb 5, 2007, 3:30 PM

this is SWEET!

what more could one want? bluetooth, wifi, and FM receive and transmit!??

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.
I don't think I can remember an electronic device or component that came that has ever been cheaper than what they've replaced.

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...

Feb 5, 2007, 4:41 PM


yay! something qualcomm didnt build
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