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Texas Instruments wins BIG at Femto Forum Femtocell Industry Awards 2011

Jul 6, 2011

DALLAS, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) announced today it has won the Femto Forum Femtocell Industry Award for "Enabling Technology" for its latest small cell base station System-on-Chips (SoCs).

As the industry's most comprehensive and highest performing solutions for metro, pico and enterprise small cell base stations, TI's TMS320TCI6612 and TMS320TCI6614 SoCs offer developers production-ready hardware and software devices with dual-mode support to ease operators' migration from 3G to 4G. Based on TI's KeyStone multicore architecture, the high performance, scalable small cell SoCs encompass a mix of processing elements including radio accelerators, network and security coprocessors, combined fixed-and floating-point digital signal processors (DSPs) and an ARM® RISC processor, providing the ideal foundation for layers 1, 2 and 3 and transport processing for high-performance small cell base stations. Additionally, the TCI6612 and TCI6614 SoCs leverage TI's resources including an all-inclusive software suite and full portfolio of complementary analog products for a comprehensive solution for a faster development time and reduced development cost for small cell developers.

"We are very proud to be recognized by the industry for our enabling technology for small cell base stations," said Kathy Brown, manager of TI's wireless base station infrastructure business. "With this win and our decade-long experience in wireless infrastructure, TI is reinforcing its commitment to the small cell market and delivering the necessary technology and tools to make development easier."


The TCI6612 and TCI6614 SoCs will begin sampling in 3Q11. Solutions incorporating a digital radio front end will follow. In addition, Azcom Technology currently offers a small cell base station platform to kick-off development.

TI's KeyStone Multicore Architecture

Texas Instruments' KeyStone multicore architecture is the platform for true multicore innovation, offering developers a robust portfolio of high-performance, low-power multicore devices. Unleashing breakthrough performance, the Keystone architecture is the foundation upon which TI's new TMS320C66x DSP generation was developed. KeyStone differs from any other multicore architecture as it has the capacity to provide full processing capability to every core in a multicore device. KeyStone-based devices are optimized for high-performance markets including wireless base stations, mission critical, test and automation, medical imaging and high-performance computing. Learn more at www.ti.com/c66multicore.

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