Notebook PC

Notebook Computer (PC) Solutions from Texas Instruments.

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Description

A notebook PC is full-blown, genuine computer that can perform all computing tasks as a desktop computer does. The notebook PC is built with small factor ICs and to be more durable than the desktop PC.

Core Subsystems include:

  • CPU
    - perfroms all operations of the computer according to programmed instructions in the operating system software.
  • MCU/HID
    - Monitor and control various Human Interface Devices (mice, keyboards, etc) and maximize power efficiency of the design through various operating modes.
  • Memory
    - ROM contains the BIOS. RAM stores the application software and data files.
  • Disk Drives
    - stores operating systems, application programs, and data files.
  • Input/Output Ports
    - sends and receives data through serial ports, parallel ports, USB ports, and PC cards.
  • Sound Card and Speaker
    - plays sounds from CDs and DVDs.
  • Display
    - displays information and video/graphic on the LCD panel.
  • Input Devices
    - include the mouse, the trackball, the trackpoint, the touchpad, and the keyboard.
  • Fax/Modem
    - sends and receives data through the phone line.
  • Network Interface
    - allows the PC to connect to the LAN.
  • Power Conversion
    - converts the input power from the AC adaptor to run various functional blocks.
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Application Notes (4)

Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
HTM 8 KB 28 Jul 2009 960
HTM 8 KB 24 May 2006 783
HTM 8 KB 09 Sep 2004 245
HTM 8 KB 04 Mar 2003 196
    

Selection and Solution Guides

Selection Guides (1)

Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 1.1 MB 11 Apr 2016 2980

Solution Guides (1)

Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 2.79 MB 30 Sep 2008 925

Product Bulletin & White Papers

Product Bulletin (1)

Title Abstract Type Size (MB) Date Views
PDF 150 KB 09 Mar 2010 500

White Papers (1)

Title Abstract Type Size (MB) Date Views
HTM 8 KB 25 Oct 2006 56

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