TI introduces an all-in-one enterprise tablet solution for less than $70 total BOM

TI introduces an all-in-one enterprise tablet solution for less than $70 total

Highly-integrated reference design from AllGo Embedded Systems is optimized
for retail, healthcare, hospitality, education and more

- Electronic Tablet (eTAB) Reference Design features customizable hardware and
software that developers can utilize to get to market quickly.

- eTAB is ideal for customers requiring customizable, low-cost reference
designs for specific applications such as bar code scanning, biometrics and
multiple card readers.

- TI's broad, scalable ARM processor portfolio provides unique solutions
across specialized tablet markets.

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Oct. 31, 2012

DALLAS, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Texas Instruments Incorporated
(TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) and AllGo Embedded Systems, a TI Design Network member,
introduced the new all-in-one Electronic Tablet (eTAB) Reference Design,
allowing developers to get to market with a complete, customized enterprise
tablet in as little as three months. The highly-integrated eTAB Reference
Design extends TI's commitment of innovation to fast-growing industries such
as industrial, healthcare, education, retail, home, building automation, and
more. Based on the Sitara™ AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor, the eTAB
Reference Design has a total BOM of less than $70 and leverages the Android
4.0 operating system.

Designed for custom, application-specific tablets

No longer are customers limited to "off-the-shelf" tablet solutions. With the
eTAB Reference Design, customers can customize software and hardware to easily
integrate market-specific features like barcode scanners, contact or
contactless card readers and biometric sensors, among others. Additional
customization with multiple audio, connectivity and power management options
are also available from TI, allowing developers to differentiate their final
products. Given its many configuration options, the eTAB Reference Design
offers a developer more flexibility to support cost-sensitive enterprise
applications. For example, the design can be customized to build standalone
tablets or integrated as a control panel in appliances or industrial

"In today's highly competitive environment, getting to market quickly is
essential," said K. Srinivasan, CEO, AllGo Systems. "The Electronic Tablet
(eTAB) Reference Design allows developers in industrial markets to quickly
customize and differentiate their tablets with minimal risk. The eTAB
Reference Design complements our deep expertise in turnkey electronic product
design and enables us to provide a one-stop shop to our customers' product
development needs."

eTAB Reference Design key features include: 

  oTotal BOM cost less than $70
  o800 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor
  o7" dual touch screen capacitive LCD panel
  oWi-Fi® and Bluetooth® technologies
  oProduction ready hardware and software
  oTPS65910: Highly integrated and efficient Power Management Unit (PMU) with
    4 DC/DC converters and 8 LDOs

"This Electronic Tablet (eTAB) Reference Design provides developers with a
compelling platform to customize their industry-specific applications at a
much lower cost than commercial tablets available in the market today," said
Ram Sathappan, electronic point-of-sale business manager, TI. "We continue to
see tablets being used across multiple industries and because of AllGo
Embedded System's support, our customers will be able to take advantage of
this out-of-box experience and get to market quickly."

For more information or to purchase an eTAB Reference Design please visit
Electronic Tablet (eTAB).

TI's broad ARM processor portfolio offers scalable solutions

TI's broad, scalable ARM processor portfolio addresses a wide range of
customer needs across specialized tablet markets. Starting at just $5*, Sitara
ARM Cortex-A8 processors provide performance levels of up to 800 MHz,
integration, low power, and peripherals such as rich 3D graphics, USB and
display controller for easy-to-use, cost optimized solutions.

With more than 500 products that boast offerings from $1 in price and up to 5
GHz in performance, ARM Cortex-A, Cortex-R and Cortex-M foundations, TI's
broad ARM processor portfolio include similar, scalable hardware and software
foundations. This allows developers to leverage TI's various ARM offerings to
maximize investment, accelerate time to market and enable differentiated
products across tablet segments based on customer needs.

For more information:

  oExplore TI ARM portfolio
  oJoin the TI E2E™ Community
  oFollow TI on Twitter
  oLike TI on Facebook

About AllGo Embedded Systems

AllGo Embedded Systems is a company focused on providing embedded multimedia
solutions in automotive and general consumer segments. AllGo offers licensed
software as well as design services in automotive infotainment. In the general
consumer market, AllGo provides turnkey product design services and multimedia
codecs. The company works with several leading semiconductor companies as well
as with leading OEMs and automotive Tier1s in USA, Europe and Asia. Learn more
at www.allgosystems.com.

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 90,000 customers unlock the
possibilities of the world as it could be – smarter, safer, greener, healthier
and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in
everything we do – from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors,
to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities. This is
just the beginning of our story. Learn more at www.ti.com.

*In 100KU volumes for the AM3352 ARM Cortex-A8 processor


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