Texas Instruments' OMAP(TM) 4 technology delivers market-leading applications and uses cases that will change the way consumers 'watch' and 'interact' with their mobile devices

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15 — (PRNewswire) — This week at Mobile World Congress, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) shared its vision for the mobile future, unveiling new use cases that will dramatically change how consumers "watch" and "interact" with mobile devices. Leading the next wave of mobile use cases will be a set of applications classified as Human Device Interactions (HDI). TI's OMAP™ 4 platform is uniquely positioned to make leading features such as multiple displays, projection technology and gesturing capabilities – features critical to supporting HDI use cases – a reality.  In fact, TI expects the world's first "touchless gesture-recognition" and "3D-HD" (three-dimensional, high definition) mobile devices – enabled by TI's powerful OMAP 4 processor platform – to debut within the coming year. By simplifying common tasks and making the user interfaces more intuitive, these new capabilities will change how people capture and watch multimedia content, and how they interface with and control mobile devices. (For more information on how TI's OMAP platform will deliver the mobile future, visit: www.ti.com/omap4visionpr.)

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"TI envisions a near-term mobile future that will be vastly different than today's mobile environment," said Remi El-Ouazzane, vice president and general manager of TI's OMAP Platform Business Unit. "Similar to how the touchscreen changed the way we interact with our devices, touchless gesturing and 3D-HD mobile capabilities will take experiences to the next level and radically change how we connect to our devices and the things around us. TI is excited to play a key role with our customers in this revolution."

OMAP technology revolutionizes how people "interact," "watch" and "see" with mobile devices:

Sampling now, TI's OMAP 4 platform is the fourth generation of a proven, powerful system-on-chip that includes an optimal balance of power efficiency and high performance. This sophisticated architecture is the ideal platform for enabling this "mobile future." The OMAP 4 platform provides the optimal mix of interfaces, processing power and the flexibility required to address the computational complexity of algorithms required to support vision analytics and other HDI applications. For example, the OMAP 4 platform is the only mobile applications processor that can deliver stereoscopic 720p at 30 frames per second (fps) per channel or enable true 3D image capture, both crucial elements for delivering comprehensive "3D-HD" experiences. OMAP 4 enables many HDI scenarios including:

     application      How does it work      OMAP 4 platform uniquely delivers
    ------------      ----------------      ---------------------------------
    Touchless         Single, low-cost      --Gesture recognition software
     gesturing:       2D camera,              running on the industry-leading
     Gesture-         combined with           C6x-based DSP architecture,
     driven           object recognition      which improves performance,
     user             software, allows        reduces power and allows
     interface,       mobile devices to       concurrency with multiple
     whereby          track and               applications
     single or        recognize body,       --TI's powerful Image Signal  
     multiple         hand and finger         Processor (ISP), which provides
     finger           gestures                robustness to precisely 
     gestures                                 recognize gestures in low or 
     "in the                                  bright light conditions   
     air" can be                                     
     used as a                                   
    Multiple          Spreads content       --TI's feature-rich display
     display          across multiple         controller, supports three 
     support:         displays, or uses       high-resolution displays in 
     Multiple         multiple screens        parallel, each with its own 
     screens          to provide              unique content
     can be viewed    different                
     simultaneously,  dimensions of            
     allowing user    information              
     to view and          
     at the              
     same time           
    Interactive      OMAP 4 processor       --Tight coupling with TI DLP(R)
     projection:     dynamically              Pico(TM) projector technology,
     User can        manipulates a             allowing  for  real  time  
          "point                    projected  image                    manipulation  and  interaction  
          and  click"            and  syncs  it  with                with  the  projected  image  
          on  projected        the  on-device                
          images                    camera                                
        Stereoscopic          Integrating  two                --Building  on  more  than  a  decade
          3D  imaging:          cameras  on  device,              of  experience,  TI's  IVA3  imaging
          HD-quality            a  mobile  device                    engine  supports  up  to  720p  30fps
          3D  capture            can  perceive  depth              stereoscopic  3D  video  record  and
          and  viewing          to  generate                            playback
                                          stereoscopic  3D                --TI's  best-in-class  ISP  also
                                          images  from  the                    supports  stereoscopic  3D  cameras
                                          combination  of                  --The  advanced  display
                                          right  and  left                      controller  from  TI  supports  
                                          images,  bringing  a              auto-stereoscopic  displays,  
                                          "3D-HD"                                    creating  a  3D  image  without  the  
                                          experience  to  your              need  for  special  headgear  or
                                          eyes  and  ears                        glasses,  as  well  as  providing  
                                                                                            support  for  external  3D  
        Object                        Devices  will                    --Flexible  DSP  supports  vision
          recognition:          interpret  specific            analytic  software  to  aid  in
          Enables                    objects  in  the                    visual  recognition  and  data
          face,  logo              pictures  or                          interpretation  
          and  object              preview,  providing        --Leveraging  TI's  proven  ISP
          recognition            real-time  relevant            allows  access  to  integrated  
          captured                  information  on  a                face  detection  hardware    
          by  a                          given  object            

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