eBook Development Platform Lowers Costs for Manufacturers
Texas Instruments Inc. recently unveiled an OMAP 3 processor-based eBook development platform to help manufacturers and developers rapidly deploy their innovative ideas to launch new, eBook readers. Offering a sleek electrophoretic display, TI's comprehensive platform includes the new OMAP3621 applications processor, WiLink 6.0 WiFi/Bluetooth®/FM "combo" connectivity solution, the new TPS6518x electronic paper display (EPD) power management IC, along with other TI analog solutions, and 3G modem connectivity support. The eBook development platform leverages TI's proven low-power, 45nm OMAP 3 processor family which provides a robust, multitasking environment to simultaneously support applications which exercise the CPU, multimedia and graphics engines. The OMAP3621 processor will boasts a high performance ARM® Cortex-A8 CPU integrated with Imagination POWERVR3D graphics acceleration, and TI's proven C64x+DSP technology for multimedia acceleration. The OMAP3621 processor delivers an optimized peripheral set in a 12 mm x 12 mm, 0.5 mm ball pitch package with low power DDR memory support.