Texas Instruments announced its next generation BlueLink™ 6.0 platform that combines Bluetooth® wireless technology with high fidelity FM stereo and mono performance on a single chip. TI’s solution will support streaming FM stereo music from the handset to a Bluetooth-enabled headset.
The BRF6350 is a digital CMOS solution that integrates a complete Bluetooth Specification v2.0 with an FM radio receiver on a single piece of silicon. It is manufactured using 90-nm technology and includes Bluetooth baseband, RF transceiver, ARM7TDMI®, memory (ROM and RAM), power management and an FM receiver.
The BlueLink 6.0 single chip also incorporates TI’s Bluetooth/WLAN co-existence hardware and software solution, providing a collaborative interface with TI’s WiLink mobile WLAN solution for optimal bandwidth and resource sharing.
The BlueLink 6.0 platform includes TI’s BlueLink Bluetooth and FM Protocol Stacks and all software required to work with TI’s OMAPTM platforms and OMAP-Vox chipsets for GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA and UMTS. The solution offers designers the flexibility to work with Symbian, Linux, or Microsoft Windows Mobile operating systems.
The chip also provides RDS (Radio Data Systems) functionality, letting users tune to radio stations immediately, vote via their phones, purchase concert tickets and ring tones.
Mobile devices using TI’s BlueLink 6.0 solution are expected to be on the market by the end of 2006.