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TI strikes new alliance, expands a second

Mon, 08/13/2001 - 8:00pm
Anne Kerven

Texas Instruments launched one strategic alliance and expanded another.

LightPointe will use TI's analog micro electro-mechanical system and digital signal processing technology in its Flight free-space-optics products. LightPointe says it's using the optical technology to develop a next-generation tracking system for customers' high-speed networks.

The company says its systems use spatially divergent beams to counter slight variances from building sway and atmospheric conditions, which affect the alignment of the free-space-optics link heads. TI's optical wireless solutions will help create a tracking system to maintain FSO link alignment over long distances in severe conditions.

Likewise, in an expanded alliance, TI says it will integrate RealNetworks' RealAudio and RealVideo into TI's C6000 DSP platform. The integrated streaming audio and video solution is intended for DSP-based video infrastructure equipment and broadband video client devices, including IP set-top boxes, network video appliances, PVRs, streaming media servers, IP video phones and security equipment, TI says.

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