TI introduces DSP for femtocells

Texas Instruments introduced a new digital signal processor for femtocells, marking the chip company's entry into this market. However, the company stressed that it isn't ready to throw R&D money at developing specialized femtocell silicon because it believes the market is too fragmented. TI believes a specialized femtocell silicon won't be necessary until at least two years from now when femtocell sales volumes will begin ramping up.

"Femtocells are very fragmented and at a very infant stage," Josef Alt, business development manager of the communications infrastructure group at TI, said during an interview with Unstrung. "If you have a cost optimized solution today, you end up having it tailored to something and make some compromises... There's great value in having a product here to adapt to various requirements of the market."

For more:
- take a look at Unstrung

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