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Texas Instruments added two new AM389x Sitara ARM microprocessors to its portfolio. Designed for use in single-board computers, gateways, routers, servers, industrial automation, human machine interfaces (HMIs) and point-of-service data terminals, the new AM3892 and the AM3894 offer PCIExpress Gen2, SATA 2.0, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and dual DDR2/DDR3 interfaces. According to Texas Instruments, the new microprocessors are the industry’s highest-performing, single-core ARM Cortex-A8 with performance at up to 1.5 GHz. Offering industry’s highest-performing single-core ARM® Cortex™-A8 and extreme system integration, Texas Instruments introduces its newest AM389x Sitara™... Read more...
CPUs and GPUs get a lot of attention in the desktop and notebook worlds, but a lot fewer people give the same consideration to CPUs and GPUs in mobile devices. Texas Instruments makes this their business, though, and with tablets, navigation devices, media players and smartphones becoming so much more important these days, TI may have a much easier time getting the Average Public to pay attention. After all, who wants a sluggish smartphone or navigation system? No one. TI is this week introducing some new silicon, namely the DaVinci DM37x video processors. Both the DM3730 and DM3725 with their ARM Cortex-A8 and C64x+ DSP core, imaging and video accelerator (IVA), 3D graphics processor (DM3730... Read more...
Intel may be the world's largest chipmaker, but when it comes to processors found in consumer electronics devices, the company has struggled to compete against ARM. In an effort to expand the use of its Atom microprocessors in consumer electronics devices, Intel has purchased Texas Instruments' cable modem chip division. Intel to Acquire Texas Instruments’ Cable Modem Unit SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Intel Corporation today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Texas Instruments’ cable modem product line. The purchase enhances Intel’s focus on the cable industry and related consumer electronics (CE) market segments, where the company’s expertise in building advanced... Read more...
In the months between the iPad's announcement and the product's launch, a great deal of attention was lavished on the A4 CPU at the heart of the new device. Apple has been characteristically tight-lipped about the SoC's design and characteristics, but industry analysts have been determinedly chipping away at the question of what the A4 is—and what it isn't. New information that surfaced this week indicating that the CPU at the heart of the A4 is an Intrinsity-designed 'Hummingbird' Cortex A8. There've been rumors floating around that the Samsung S5PC110 and the Apple A4 are literally identical parts, but while the two chips share the same CPU core, the A4's I/O options are trimmed considerably... Read more...
Thanks to a new App Store offering from Texas Instruments, you can now enjoy the functionalities of the company's best-selling financial calculator on your iPhone and iPod touch. The new BAII Plus App provides professionals and students with all of the original calculator's features, including the ability to solve accrued interest, amortization, cost-sell-margin, depreciation and time-value-of-money calculations. The app takes advantage of the iPhone and iPod touch's Multi-Touch user interface and also includes features such as the 2nd function key like the original calculator. Other advanced finance and science functions include: Solves Time-Value-of-Money calculationsGenerates amortization... Read more...
Interesting interview of Texas Instruments' CEO Richard Templeton over at Business Week. He outlines the niche his company has  carved out in the chipmaker world, and points to some of the big opportunities out there for chip innovators. While its supply contracts with mobile-phone manufacturers including Nokia and Motorola grab all the headlines, the bulk of Texas Instruments' business comes from chips that are nowhere near as attention-getting. Accounting for about 40% of the company's sales in 2006 are its so-called analog chips. Analog chips measure "real world" inputs—from the temperature in a room or the sound of a voice to the touch of a button—so they can be converted into a digital... Read more...
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