Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) Solutions from Texas Instruments.

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Reference Designs

Description Part Number Company Tool Type
CC1101EM 315 and 433MHz Reference Design CC1101EM433_REFDES Texas Instruments Reference Designs
CC1101EM 868 and 915MHz Reference Design CC1101EM868-915_REFDES Texas Instruments Reference Designs
CC1110EM 315MHz Reference Design CC1110EM315_REFDES Texas Instruments Reference Designs
CC1110EM 433MHz Reference Design CC1110EM433_REFDES Texas Instruments Reference Designs
CC2500 Reference Design (62 mil layer spacing) CC2500_REFDES_062 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
CC2500EM Reference Design CC2500EM_REFDES Texas Instruments Reference Designs
CC2510EM Reference Design CC2510EM_REFDES Texas Instruments Reference Designs


A Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) is a portable computing machine. Like a notebook PC (and in contrast to an embedded portable system such as a GPS, medical, test device), the PDA can run a wide variety of applications. The core subsystems include:

  • Processor/Memory: The processor runs applications stored in memory. The OS is stored in non-volatile memory such as NAND/NOR Flash. Application code and data may be loaded in SDRAM or SRAM.
  • User Interface: Allows user to input data to the PDA using input commands via touch screen or keypad. Video, pictures, internet, applications are displayed on a small LCD screen or sometimes can be displayed on a larger screen via a TV or projector connection. Audio can be output through the headphone connection, external audio out jacks, or possibly built-in speakers. Newer generation TI audio codecs process sound with better audio quality and longer battery life.
  • Connectivity: Allows PDA to connect to other peripherals, such as PCs via USB or Wireless LAN, headsets via Bluetooth, TVs or monitors via TV out, S-Video, or HDMI transceivers, memory cards via MMC/SD.
  • Power Management Unit: Integrates an audio/video codec, a High-Speed USB transceiver, a keypad controller, battery management, and an on-board power manager that monitors use of various functional blocks and shuts down or reduces power per application demand.
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Application Notes (1)

Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
HTM 9 KB 21 Sep 2009 3414

User Guides (2)

Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
htm 8 KB 20 Jan 2010 785
pdf 582 KB 30 Nov 2009 668

Selection and Solution Guides

Selection Guides (2)

Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 2.55 MB 10 Oct 2013 5822
PDF 80 KB 18 Jan 2013 2892

Solution Guides (1)

Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 5.43 MB 15 Dec 2011 3731

Tools and Software

Name Part # Company Software/Tool Type
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) CCSTUDIO Texas Instruments SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers

Product Bulletin & White Papers

Product Bulletin (1)

Title Abstract Type Size (MB) Date Views
PDF 147 KB 10 Jun 2009 584

White Papers (8)

Title Abstract Type Size (MB) Date Views
PDF 98 KB 08 Apr 2013 1570
PDF 667 KB 05 Mar 2012 2720
PDF 113 KB 14 Feb 2012 308
PDF 147 KB 29 Sep 2008 866
PDF 77 KB 11 Mar 2008 3101
PDF 1.04 MB 26 Feb 2008 257
PDF 259 KB 19 Feb 2008 645
HTM 8 KB 25 Oct 2006 74

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