TI introduces 1st quad ARM A15 core basestation on a chip for LTE/LTE-A at Mobile World Congress

March 23, 2012 — Mike Demler, Editorial Director

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced the next generation of their system on a chip (SOC) architecture,  Keystone II, at the Mobile World Congress this week. The company also announced the first device that employs the new architecture, the TCI6636 base station on a chip. Tom Flanagan, Director of Technical Strategy for Base Station Infrastructure at TI, says that in the Keystone II, TI has upgraded the underlying silicon technology from 40nm to 28nm.  The company had developed twelve 40nm Keystone chips in just 18 months, he said, each with ~1B transistors. With the new process node, TI has increased transistor density to be able to integrate 2-3B transistors.

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