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Texas Instruments Extends Battery Life in Portable Systems with Industry's Lowest-Power Programmable DSP

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HOUSTON, (October 30, 2006) — Continuing to drive innovation in low power audio/voice applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced today the lowest-power addition to its line of ultra low-power programmable digital signal processors (DSPs). The new TMS320C5506 DSP requires just 0.12 mW of power in standby mode and includes other power-efficient features that make it the lowest-power processor in its class. A full 128 KB of on-chip memory makes for greater programming ease, and a full-speed USB 2.0 interface supplies cost-efficient wired connectivity. Among the many high-volume applications that can benefit from the C5506 DSP's low-power, memory, connectivity and affordability are touch screen controllers, USB headsets, cordless phones and hands-free car phone kits. For more information, please visit

A new option in TI's low-power programmable DSP portfolio

The industry's lowest standby power (0.120 mW at 108 MHz and 1.2 V)

Very low core and memory operating power (for example, 58 mW at 108 MHz)

New markets for small multimedia systems

Low-power development support

Power Management Reference Designs

Availability, packaging and pricing

Abbreviations and acronyms:

BGA: Ball grid array

BIOS: Basic Input/Output System

DMA: Direct Memory Access

DSK: DSP Starter Kit

EMIF: Enhanced Memory Interface

I2C: Inter-Integrated Circuit

LAN: Local-Area Network

MIPS: Millions of instructions per second

mW: Milliwatts

SRAM: Static Random Access Memory

USB: Universal Serial Bus

VoIP: Voice over the Internet Protocol

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