Nokia is to incorporate a single chip solution to its future mobile phones, based on Texas Instruments' (TI) Digital RF Processor (DRP) technology. Sampled in December 2004, the single-chip solution was developed through TI's 90nm CMOS manufacturing technology. The move will allow Nokia to offer more handsets, particularly in high-growth regions such as India and China.
This approach to wireless chip design applies digital technology to simplify radio frequency processing, which reduces board space and extends battery life. The world's first GSM cellular phone call using TI's DRP technology was made last February in TI's labs.