Motorola Unveils Cell Phone Chip
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) _ Motorola Inc. today announced a new computing chip for cellular phones that works with all major wireless standards used worldwide and can deliver Internet services to cell phone users.
Motorola says cellular phone manufacturers will be able to use the same chip in all products, regardless of which market they are being built for.
The DSP56690 processor supports Code-Division Multiple Access (CDMA), Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN), and Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) standards and also supports satellite-based products.
The processor also can deliver Internet-based services over cellular phones. It is expected to take advantage of applications built around new software standards, such as Sun Microsystems’ Java.
High volume production of the DSP56690 is scheduled for the first quarter of 2000. The Schaumburg-based Motorola is a leading provider of communications equipment with sales of $29.4 billion in 1998.