Texas Instruments Highlights Power-over-Ethernet and Wi-Fi Expertise at Networld+Interop
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Texas Instruments Highlights Power-over-Ethernet and Wi-Fi Expertise at Networld+Interop

Several Demonstrations to Feature PoE-Enabled Ethernet Switches, Mid-Spans, IP Phones and WLAN Access Points

DALLAS, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) will demonstrate its latest Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology for Ethernet switches, mid-spans, IP phones and wireless LAN access points at the Networld+Interop (N+I) 2005 conference in Las Vegas, May 3-5 (Booth #676). Additionally, TI's Bill Carney will discuss new developments in WLAN during a panel session.

Highlighting its growing portfolio of innovative PoE solutions, TI will show how its second generation TPS2375 PoE powered device controller efficiently manages the power in today's market-leading IP phones. In addition, Molex Incorporated and Phihong will demonstrate PoE solutions enabled by TI's TPS2384 quad-port and TPS2383A octal-port power managers for power source equipment (PSE) systems. Molex will demonstrate its recently announced HyperJack(TM) 1000 Gigabit PoE module, which incorporates the TPS2384 to enable power management functions within an RJ-45 connector. Phihong will demonstrate mid-span and PoE power supply equipment designed with the TPS2383A. Members of the University of New Hampshire's Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL) Power-over-Ethernet Consortium also will be available in TI's booth.

"802.11 and Wi-Fi: What's Next" Panel Discussion at N+I Wireless Conference

In addition to TI's focus on Power over Ethernet, WLAN guru Bill Carney, chairman of the Wi-Fi Alliance and director of marketing and business development for TI's Residential Gateway and Embedded Systems Group, will participate in a panel discussion at the N+I Wireless Conference on May 3 at 10:15 a.m. The session will cover key WLAN industry issues and opportunities, including new developments in the 802.11 standard, voice over WLAN, security, WLAN management, system architecture and core technology possibilities.

Leading Power over Ethernet Portfolio

In May 2003, TI delivered the industry's first IEEE 802.3af-compliant powered device controller and power sourcing equipment manager, which manages power in multiple Ethernet ports. Leveraging its volume production and advanced high-performance analog and digital manufacturing capabilities, TI's technology is currently being designed into hundreds of powered devices, and telecom and data communications systems at leading companies around the world. Evaluation modules, complete reference designs, application notes and technical documentation are available through http://www.ti.com/poe .

Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.

Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at http://www.ti.com/ .

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