TI's DSP enables users to place and receive mobile phone calls from landline handsets - Embedded.com

TI’s DSP enables users to place and receive mobile phone calls from landline handsets

Houston — Consumers will now be able to use landline handsets to place and receive calls over their cellular phones with a new device from Xcelis Communications, LLC that's powered by Texas Instruments TMS320C54CST digital signal processor.

Xcelis' Pantheon attaches to any single line landline telephone and, in addition to placing and receiving landline telephone calls, uses Bluetooth connectivity to route outgoing and incoming voice calls and data from users mobile phones to traditional landline phones.

The C54CST is a low-power DSP-based solution optimized for remote data collection. Complete with SPIRIT Corp.'s optimized software, the CST framework allows the user to easily control those algorithms on different abstraction layers. It is ideal for customers developing remote data collection applications that integrate industrial control, voice functionality or other specialized functions using the peripherals of the DSP, such as telephony signaling. For example, Pantheon uses the DSP and optimized software to send data from a field location to a central location.

By using the C54CST, Xcelis will be able to take Pantheon to market faster and with greater feature functionality than was previously available on the market. Likewise, by using Bluetooth, Pantheon eliminates the need to carry multiple handsets in the home and the hassle of using a cradle an enormous advantage over the “call forwarding” and “cradle-based” solutions currently in the market.

“With an advanced feature set and robust SPIRIT algorithm support, the C54CST was the natural choice for the Pantheon product,” said Glen Alexis, chief technology officer, Xcelis Communications.

The TI C54CST is claimed to be the industry's first DSP-based single-chip remote data collection application solution, and is flexible enough to function as a chipset controlled by a host processor or as a FLEX chipset, programmed to perform customer user functions that take advantage of the optimized ROM contents.

A privately held company, Xcelis is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania with offices in Columbia, MD. More information can be found at www.xcelis.com

For more information in TI's DSPs, visit www.ti.com

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