GSM LoCosto - Availability Disclaimer
TIs unique new LoCosto platform is the industrys first architecture to provide single-chip solutions from ultra-low to entry-range wireless handsets. Using TIs advanced DRP™ technology, LoCosto combines the radio and all the baseband processing into one highly integrated solution, reducing component count, board space, power consumption and system cost. For the first time, wireless handsets can be made as compact as match boxes and inexpensively enough to open up entire new markets around the world.
The LoCosto platform combines an ARM7™ general-purpose RISC processor core with a TMS320C54x™ DSP core, both operating at 104 MHz, for high performance with low power consumption. An improved memory interface with DMA supports a variety of external memory types efficiently. Reference designs are available for the solutions and come with extensive software support for codecs, testing and other standards to help simplify design.
The GSM-only LoCosto solution supports standard voice codecs in dual-band phones. Support for both color and monochrome displays, MIDI 16 polyphonies ringtones, system security and highly optimized memory footprint offering provides the normal complement of features demanded in basic phones
Voice codecs F/R, H/R, EF/R, AMR
Dual band 850/1900 or 900/1800 or 850/1800 or 900/1900
Black and white LCD (96 x 96 pixels) (up to color with additional memory)
MIDI ringtone & playback - 16 polyphonies
Hardware Security (Flash content protection, ME personalization, IMEI protection) OMTP1.0 compliant
No external SRAM
2.0 MB Flash