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Texas Instruments' OMAP™ 4 platform debuts, revolutionizing the mobile Internet experience

TI also introduces awe-inspiring Blaze™ development platform to unleash tomorrow's hottest mobile applications

PRNewswire-FirstCall
Feb 15, 2010

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forging new pathways to the mobile future, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today highlighted how its OMAP™ 4 platform spurs some of the industry's most sophisticated user experiences with capabilities that transform how consumers connect to the world and with their mobile devices. Delivering the performance and flexibility of a computing platform and meeting the frugal power requirements of a mobile solution, the OMAP 4 platform, sampling today, is being showcased this week in TI's Mobile World Congress 2010 booth (8A84, Hall 8).  For more information, visit: www.ti.com/omap4-pr.

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"At TI, we strive to set the standard for innovation," said Remi El-Ouazzane, vice president and general manager of TI's OMAP Platform Business Unit. "We are thrilled to see our partners accelerate the OMAP 4 platform's power to make the desktop experience on Smartphones a reality.  We are confident that the next generation of OMAP 4 platform-based devices will truly 'wow' consumers."

OMAP 4 platform provides a glimpse of the mobile future

Together with key partners, TI leads the industry enabling some of the most advanced features available in the market, such as one-of-a-kind 3D user interfaces (UIs), contextual browsing and multiple display support. Examples to see at TI's Mobile World Congress booth (8A84, Hall 8) include:

    
    
    
    TI partner        What show attendees will see      Why it's exciting
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    THE ASTONISHING   TI's OMAP 4 platform runs a       Shows how multi-
     TRIBE (TAT)      highly advanced 3D UI,            display support will
                      with touch input spanning         alter devices' usage
                      multiple displays,                models
                      enabling multiple exciting
                      applications. One of the
                      demonstrated use cases
                      features the ability to
                      select a video clip from          
                      multiple textured streams         
                      and send the clip via HDMI        
                      to a 1080p HD monitor.            
    
    
    MOVIAL            New ways to surf the web on       Industry's first Flash
                      a mobile device, including        10.1 experience on an
                      access to Adobe Flash 10.1        ARM Cortex-A9 SMP
                      content, with a contextual        platform, highlighting
                      multi-screen version of           how dual displays
                      Movial IXS Browser running        enhance mobile
                      on TI's OMAP 4 platform,          browsing experiences 
                      leveraging the ARM®             and bring social
                      Cortex™-A9 SMP                 media-like 
                      architecture                      environments to 
                                                        consumers' pockets 
    
    WIPRO             TI's DLP® Pico™ technology,  3D gaming, fast
                      accelerated graphics              browsing and
                      leveraging TI's 1GHz OMAP         projecting
                      4 SMP processors, running         applications on
                      Android operating system          larger screens using
                      and applications                  DLP pico technology
    
    TELECA            TI's OMAP 4 platform drives       World's first
                      dual displays running on          demonstration of
                      the Android platform              Android running on
                                                        multiple screens,
                                                        opening the door for
                                                        innovative
                                                        applications that will
                                                        continue to drive
                                                        proliferation of
                                                        Android in the
                                                        marketplace.
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Helping customers and developers conceptualize and realize mobile success

As part of its vision for the future, TI also today unveiled its Blaze™ mobile development platform (MDP), the first in a family of OMAP 4 platform-based development tools. The Blaze MDP pairs the OMAP 4 platform with key peripheral support to provide mobile innovators with a complete system solution that eases the development process and transforms designs into real-life applications.

This eye-catching form factor is one of the industry's most advanced and comprehensive mobile development platforms available in the market today.  The platform extends a rich legacy of open OMAP development platforms that support a variety of leading mobile operating systems and a vibrant open source community. The Blaze MDP is designed to give developers access to an optimal mix of mobile system components so they can innovate and create whenever an idea strikes. Out-of-the-box features include:

  • Dual 3.7" WVGA capacitive touch displays
  • HDMI output for third screen display support
  • DLP® Pico™ projector
  • Three multi-megapixel cameras – one primary and two secondary
  • Full sensor suite including accelerometer, compass, ambient light, proximity, barometric and temperature sensors
  • Broad audio support including multiple digital microphones, stereo speakers and audio outputs
  • WiLink™ 7.0 (WL1281), a single chip with Wi-Fi®, GPS, Bluetooth® and FM functionalities

Availability

TI's OMAP 4 platform is sampling today and is expected to be in production in the second half of 2010. This solution is intended for high-volume wireless OEMs and ODMs and is not available through distributors.

The Blaze development platform is available to select customers today.  General availability is expected by mid-2010.  For more information, please visit www.ti.com/orderblaze.

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