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TI rolls 90nm Bluetooth chip for mobiles

Posted: 12 Nov 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:texas instruments? bluetooth? brf6300?

Texas Instruments Inc. announced early this week that it has developed a single-chip 90nm Bluetooth radio for 2.5G and 3G mobile phone architectures.

The 90nm chip, dubbed the BRF6300, is developed using the company's digital RF processor technology. Unveiled in February, this technology allows TI to combine baseband and RF front-end tasks in the same piece of silicon. When announced in February, TI said that it was developing a Bluetooth IC using DRP in a 130nm process. At the time, the company did say that they were working on a 90nm implementation. The BRF6300 emerged from those 90nm efforts.

The Bluetooth chip supports the emerging enhanced data rate (EDR) specification, thus allowing it to operate at rates up to 3Mbps. The BRF6300 also delivers a 100?A power consumption figure, enabling designers to use the chip in mobile phone architectures.

TI expects to sample the BRF6300 in second quarter 2005. Full production is slated for the fourth quarter of 2005.

- Robert Keenan

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