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Texas Instruments Delivers Seamless Wi-Fi Connectivity at Home and On the Go

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DALLAS (May 30, 2006) –Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE:TXN] today announced its Consumer Electronics WLAN Developer Kit (CE WLAN DK) 2.0. TI's latest development kit provides manufacturers with the systems-level building blocks they need to add Wi-Fi connectivity to battery-operated devices from digital still cameras and portable media players (PMPs) to emerging communications and entertainment applications.

Simple to Configure, Robust WLAN Connects Portable Products

Development Platform Approach Speeds Time to Market

Tremendous Performance in a Tiny Module

TI's Partners Provide Design Options

About TI's CE WLAN DK 2.0 for Portable Applications

• Hardware Reference Design (PCA-202): The complete reference design utilizing TI's WLAN chipset is designed to pass FCC and Wi-Fi certification, enabling manufacturers to reach the market quickly.

• WLAN Chipset (TNETW1351/TNETW3526/5100): The TNETW1351 is the single-chip MAC baseband processor/radios in 90nm RF-CMOS process technology. The TNETW3526 is the power amplifier and the 5100 is the battery power management for the WLAN subsystem. The chipset is optimized for sensitivity, minimal battery power use and small size.

• Software Driver Package (CE-STA-DK 2.0): TI's full featured software driver package enables security including Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA2, quality of service including Windows Multimedia (WMM) and 802.11e,and, ease of use including Wi-Fi Simple Configuration support. The SDIO interface offers the highest throughput, maximized to deliver 20+ Mbps, with the lowest CPU utilization.


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