TI, COM One Deliver Low-Cost, Low Power Modem Solution

2/14/2003 - Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) and COM One (www.com1.fr), a leading European vendor of embedded modem solutions, announced the availability of the SM 56000 IP, a low cost, low power modem solution based on TIs TMS320C54V90 chipset that will enable end-equipment such as PDAs, Point-Of-Sale terminals, vending machines, meters and other medical or industrial equipment to connect directly to the Internet through any PSTN telephone line. The solution, which integrates both the modem and Internet protocol, can easily evolve in the future and have new functionalities added to it due to the use of a standard TI TMS320C54xTM DSP core.

"The decisive advantages of the TI chipset solution are its low power consumption, standard DSP core and very small form factor at a low cost," said Thierry Marsaud, COM One Technical Manager. "This new two-chip solution eliminates the need for off-chip memory and integrates the digital portion of the DAA on chip, thereby decreasing the conventional embedded modem solution from five or six chips to only two. We can also easily add our own software stacks such as TCP/IP, SMTP and FTP."

"We are very pleased that COM One has chosen Texas Instruments," said Pascal Dorster, Worldwide C5000TM Marketing Manager. "By combining TIs powerful DSP core technology with COM Ones hardware and software expertise, we are now able to offer a certified solution that is in complete alignment with the growing needs of Internet access devices."

Easy to Integrate
The SM 56000 IP offers a plug and play solution which is easy for end-equipment manufacturers to integrate into their products. The SM 56000 IP is pre-certified and can easily be customized, allowing for faster time-to-market and product differentiation. The upgradability and code compatibility of TIs C54x product family, on which the modem is based, enables the joint TI/COM One solution to evolve in the future with new features as these become available.

COM One will be demonstrating the SM 56000 IP modem solution at Embedded World in Nuernberg from Feb. 18-20, on the TI stand #586 in Hall 12. For more information see www.ti.com/europe/essd2003.

The SM 56000 IP is available immediately through COM One.

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