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TI introduces single-chip digital downconverter and upconverter targeting 3G wireless basestations, digital radio, and wireless repeaters
January 13, 2003
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN - News; TI) today introduced a new four-channel wideband digital downconverter and upconverter that is ideal for radios in 3G wireless base transceiver systems. The flexible four-channel device is the first chip that provides both digital downconversion and upconversion functions in a single package. Targeted mainly towards CDMA2000 and W-CDMA base station systems, the new device also offers superior digital radio performance for other applications such as wireless repeaters, cable modem radios, wireless instrumentation and defense-based digital radio systems. TI's GC5016 enables wireless infrastructure manufacturers to take advantage of the industry's best performance in digital down and upconversion in a single device. It offers outstanding 3G performance with 150 MSPS clocking, flexible wideband digital filtering, many input-output interfacing options and very low power dissipation. "We will be combining downconversion and upconversion blocks at even higher levels of integration in future devices," said Brad Evans, systems engineer for TI's wireless infrastructure radio products group. "This will give base station manufacturers a proven low-cost high-performance option over developing expensive in-house custom ASIC-based radio chain solutions." Texas Instruments Inc.
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