Showing posts with label TI. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TI. Show all posts

Mobile TV heats up with Broadcom's 65-nm SOC

The official news is out!
Broadcom has just announced a monolithic digital CMOS mobile TV receiver/demodulator, that reduces power consumption by up to 40 percent and physical dimensions by up to 30 percent from current handset design budgets. Designed for global digital TV reception on portable devices, the BCM2940 chip supports VHF III, UHF IV and V bands. It also supports the EU/US L-bands and integrates a 4-Mb MPE-FEC SRAM to handle DVB-H parallel/consecutive streams and services. The chip offers various physical interfaces including SPI, SDIO and USB 2.0.

Ok that sound great and appetizing, but is there a Market really?
Sometime ago TI came up with its own single-chip DVB-H receiver, called the Hollywood using a 90-nm technology, but the company hasn't announced any major design wins.
ST put its project on the back burner more than a year ago.
Now noise from NXP or Infineon!!!!!!!

Infineon given it recent track record and recent aquisitions i would not be surprised if they throw one in pretty soon :-) it is more a speculation than prediction.
Lets wait and watch and do Read on... this article on EE Times..

TI reveals details of 45-nm process

Rumors had been rampant for the past 3 months or so that TI had stopped development on the 45 nm node and moved on to 40nm attributing to lower power advantages and poor performance scaling till this article was published at EETimes.

"The first 45-nanometer chip to be designed by Texas Instruments, and fabricated by a foundry, uses new processing technology never before revealed by TI. The design details of the 45-nanometer process used to lower power by 63 percent and increase performance by 55 percent, compared with its 65-nanometer process, will be revealed Tuesday (Feb. 5) by TI at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference here."

Read on.. (Broken link, corrected now)