Combined ARM, TI technologies will provide higher performance and greater power efficiency for 2.5 and 3G devices
DALLAS, TX AND CAMBRIDGE, UK - Oct. 15, 2002 – Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:TXN) (TI) and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, today announced that TI has licensed two new ARM11™ microprocessor cores which TI will use to develop future generations of wireless voice and multimedia solutions. When combined with TI's wireless systems expertise and digital signal processor (DSP) technology, the ARM1136J-S™ core and the ARM1136JF-S™ core, announced by ARM yesterday at the Microprocessor Forum, San Jose, Calif., will enable TI to provide equipment manufacturers with solutions that will increase system performance and extend battery life for 2.5 and 3G wireless handsets and PDAs. (See separate press release…ARM Sets Performance Standard with Two New ARM11 Cores…Oct. 14, 2002).
"ARM is committed to developing high-performance solutions to meet our Partners' requirements and target applications," said Mike Inglis, executive vice president, Marketing, ARM. "The combination of the new high-performance ARM11 cores, and TI's leading system-level expertise and DSP technology, will exceed the performance and power requirements of system developers for next-generation wireless and multimedia solutions."
The new ARM® solutions are the first microprocessor core implementations of the ARM11 microarchitecture, which is based on the ARMv6 instruction set developed in collaboration by TI and ARM. The ARM11 microarchitecture features a high-performance pipeline and high-bandwidth level-one memory system, which results in an extremely compact and power-efficient microprocessor core. These new features, which will be code-compatible with TI's current ARM core-based solutions, coupled with TI's wireless experience and DSP engines, will offer the increased performance and low power consumption required to run real-time audio and video applications.
"The new ARM11 cores will be an essential part of TI's wireless technology roadmap," said Alain Mutricy, vice president and OMAP Platform General Manager, TI. "Today, TI's wireless platforms, based on TI's DSP and ARM microprocessor cores, have been the standard for delivering the best technology, power efficiency and performance required to drive today's wireless handsets. By utilizing ARM11 solutions along with our advanced wireless DSP expertise, we will extend this standard through the next generation of high-end wireless handsets and PDAs."
TI and ARM have a long history of collaboration in the wireless space, including the licensing of cores from the ARM7™, ARM9™ and ARM10™ microprocessor families.
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