Monday, October 31, 2005

NTT DoCoMo FOMA Handsets Powered by TI's OMAP

NTT DoCoMo's FOMA 902i series 3G handsets will use Texas Instruments' OMAP2420 application processor. Expected to launch later this year, these handsets will represent the first OMAP 2-based mobile devices on the market.

NTT DoCoMo's new FOMA series will use TI's OMAP 2 "All-in-One" entertainment architecture to deliver the latest in 3G mobile entertainment applications, such as 3D gaming, 3+-megapixel cameras, digital camcorders and TV output.

TI's OMAP2420 stand-alone application processor is the first device in the marketplace to leverage the ARM11 micro-architecture and is TI's second- generation of OMAP processors to use 90 nm technology. The OMAP2420 chip includes an ARM1136JS-F core, a TI programmable audio DSP, a TI imaging and video accelerator (IVA), an Imagination Technologies 2D/3D graphics accelerator offering up to 2 million polygons per second, integrated camera interface, "M-Shield" hardware-based security solution and more. The OMAP2420 processor is production ready now and phones are expected to ship before the end of the year.

NTT DoCoMo has more than 15 million 3G subscribers in Japan. TI's OMAP family of application processors has been used by NTT DoCoMo's handset partners for three consecutive years for NTT DoCoMo's FOMA 3G series of mobile phones. To date, TI's OMAP application processors are used in the vast majority of NTT DoCoMo's 3G FOMA handsets today, with this latest 3G collaboration building upon the long-standing relationship between TI and NTT DoCoMo. These are the first OMAP 2-based handsets available on the market and additional OMAP 2- based FOMA phones are expected to follow.

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