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LinuxDevices: Single-Chip LSI will Target Broadband-Enabled Linux Mobile Phones

Jul 13, 2004, 06:15 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Hitachi semiconductor spinoff Renesas and NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest telecommunications company, will jointly develop a single-chip LSI (large-scale integration) for mobile phones. The chip, expected in late 2006, will help save power in next-generation mobile phones--probably based on Linux--that will access the Internet at broadband speeds.

"Today, mobile phones typically use dual processors, one of which runs a simple real-time operating system such as VRTX and handles radio and signal processing, while the other runs the higher-level operating system, user interface, and applications..."

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