COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Motorola is broadening its use of Texas Instruments' Omap microprocessor series, standardizing on Omap2, Omap3 and Omap-Vox designs for a variety of 3G and WiMax products. The move is a further indication that Motorola may be pulling back from StarCore and other designs that originated with spinout Freescale Semiconductor.
The two companies announced Monday (Jan. 29) that Motorola will use a customized TI 3G processor for upcoming 3G handsets. The processor taps Omap3 as well as custom cores developed jointly by TI and Motorola.
TI will develop custom WiMax chip sets, including both baseband DSP and analog/RF components, for Motorola's WiMax push. TI also will provide process, foundry and design expertise for the WiMax effort. The chip sets will be implemented in 65-nm CMOS and will support voice, data and video over 802.16e mobile WiMax.
Additional TI products used by Motorola will include the OmapPV1035 eCosto products for GSM, GPRS and Edge, as well as the OmapV1030 GSM/GPRS/Edge chip set.