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National Semiconductor Integrates Audio in Bluetooth, Automotive and Wireless Handsfree Systems

Sep 27, 2005

September 27, 2005 - National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM) today introduced an integrated analog circuit that includes complex analog blocks and performs key functions of the audio signal path for Bluetooth® and other wireless applications. National’s high-performance CP3SP33SMR is optimized for Bluetooth® and non-Bluetooth handsfree systems as well as telematics platforms (such as head sets) and automotive multimedia gateways.

“Combining an integrated analog audio path with customary automotive connectivity modules, this embedded product improves overall system optimization and faster turn-around time for National’s customers,” said Pat Sullivan, product line director for National’s Device Connectivity Division.

The CP3SP33SMR targets a full-range of wireless end systems, from low-to-mid-tier through after-market and entry systems.  It integrates the complete audio path (industry-standard DSP core and high performance analog) and connectivity modules including CAN, UART and USB 2.0.

“National is able to provide basically a total telematics system to its customers” says Kristian Palm, regional manager at Teleca Sweden West. “As design partner of National, we see a clear value advantage in the offering of not just the total hardware, but also the availability of all firmware, including the drivers, the Bluetooth stack and Teleca certified middleware as well as application modules in a total development environment.”

Pricing and Availability
National’s CP3SP33SMR is priced at $13.50 in 1,000-unit quantities and is available now in a 144-pin count ball grid array (BGA) package. Download a product description of this advanced device: http://www.national.com/appinfo/cp3000/.

National at WiCon Americas – Oct. 5-6, 2005
National will host a meeting room in Suite #1432 at the Westin Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. during WiCon Americas on October 5-6, 2005.  To schedule a media interview and/or to see demonstrations of National’s latest wireless, Bluetooth and handsfree products, please contact LuAnn Jenkins: 408-721-2440.

Note to editors: To view a high-resolution, downloadable photo of the CP3SP33SMR, please visit the photo gallery.

About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor, the industry's premier analog company, creates high-value analog devices and subsystems.  National's leading-edge products include power management circuits, display drivers, audio and operational amplifiers, communication interface products and data conversion solutions. National's key analog markets include wireless handsets, displays and a variety of broad electronics markets, including medical, automotive, industrial, and test and measurement applications. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, National reported sales of $1.91 billion for fiscal 2005, which ended May 29, 2005.  Additional company and product information is available at www.national.com
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