Texas Instruments delivered a nifty little item today, the WiLink 7.0 single-chip solution—an all-in-one integration of WLAN 802.11n, GPS, FM transmit/receive and Bluetooth technologies. Texas Instruments says the 65-nanometer WiLink 7.0 solution reduces costs by 30 percent, reduces size by 50 percent and will deliver superior coexistence performance.
“TI’s announcement that its Bluetooth/FM/GPS/WLAN combination IC is sampling to major OEMs marks the first of its kind, demonstrating the strong future for combination ICs that enable device manufacturers to offer multiple radios without sacrificing performance, space requirements or profit margins,” said Lisa Arrowsmith, analyst, IMS Research. “IMS Research forecasts that by 2013, more than 4.5 billion combination ICs featuring a variety of radios will have been shipped.”
The WiLink 7.0 solution will be showcased during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year. Devices using the WiLink 7.0 solution are expected to enter the market by the end of 2010. Check out the video from TI.