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BRCM Master Chief Boilermaker (USN rating) ), a global leader in wired and wireless broadband communications semiconductors, and TCL Communications Equipment (Huizhou) Co., Ltd., the leading telephone manufacturer in China, have jointly announced that Broadcom's single-chip Voiceover Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone and analog terminal adapter (ATA (1) (AT Attachment) The specification for IDE drives. See IDE.
(2) See analog telephone adapter.
ATA - Advanced Technology Attachment ) solutions are now shipping in TCL's consumer VoIP products. The election by TCL to use Broadcom(R) VoIP chips further exemplifies how Broadcom is growing its share of the worldwide VoIP market.
The two VoIP chips selected by TCL include the BCM1113R and the BCM1112. The BCM1113R is a low-cost IP phone chip that enables manufacturers to economically build feature-rich IP phones for the residential, small office/home office See SOHO. (SOHO Soho (sōhō`, sə–), district of Westminster, London, England, known for its continental restaurants. Once a fashionable quarter, it became popular among writers and artists in the 19th cent. ), and small-to-medium sized business (SMB) markets. The BCM1112 is a low-cost VoIP CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) Communications equipment that resides on the customer's premises.
CPE - Customer Premises Equipment engine chip that enables manufacturers to build high-quality ATAs for residential deployments. ATAs connect legacy telephones to service providers' advanced IP communications networks. "Broadcom continues to strengthen its position in the VoIP market by partnering with the world's leading VoIP phone manufacturers and by offering high-quality, cost-effective VoIP products," said Patrick Sullivan, vice president and general manager of Broadcom's VoIP phone products. "TCL's market-leadership, coupled with Broadcom's industry-leading VoIP portfolio, will enable high-quality IP phone and ATA products that will accelerate VoIP adoption in both the residential and SOHO markets worldwide."
"The industry leading system-on-a-chip (SoC) functionality of Broadcom's BCM1113R and BCM1112 VoIP solutions has enabled us to develop high-quality VoIP products in a short design cycle with high stability and low risk," said Gu Gong, General Manager of TCL Communications. "We looked to Broadcom's VoIP expertise and market leadership for our VoIP products to ensure that TCL's strong product quality reputation was not compromised as we focus more on IP telephony products versus legacy analog telephone products."
With Broadcom's VoIP chips and its field-proven xChange(TM) VoIP software suite, TCL has developed a cost-effective family of IP phones and residential ATA products that offer numerous features and functionality. Each of the new TCL IP phones (Models TCL-IP(8) and TCL-IP(9)) are based on the BCM1113R and feature session initiation protocol (protocol) Session Initiation Protocol - (SIP) A very simple text-based application-layer control protocol. It creates, modifies, and terminates sessions with one or more participants. Such sessions include Internet telephony and multimedia conferences.
It is described in RFC 2543. (SIP) and H.323 call signaling, hands-free full-duplex speakerphone capabilities, and standards-based voice codecs.
TCL's ATA (Model TCL-IAD501) is based on Broadcom's BCM1112 single-chip engine and features one analog POTS (plain old telephone set) port for connection to existing analog phones and fax machines. Both the IP phone and ATA products feature a Fast Ethernet switch and two physical Ethernet interfaces that support the connection between a broadband DSL or cable modem to a PC or local area network (LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. ).
The three TCL phone and ATA products have recently passed interoperability certification testing by over 30 service providers or softswitch platforms worldwide including those from Huawei, ZTE, UT Starcom, Nortel, Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Asterisk, Auvtech, IPN and Asiasoft.
The BCM1113R IP phone chip features an 87 MHz MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) The execution speed of a computer. For example, .5 MIPS is 500,000 instructions per second; 100 MIPS is a hundred million instructions per second. 32(TM) RISC processor for advanced computer telephony integration Computer Telephony Integration - Computer Telephone Integration (CTI) applications, and an 87 MHz dual-MAC digital signal processor A digital signal processor (DSP) is a specialized microprocessor designed specifically for digital signal processing, generally in real-time computing. Characteristics of typical Digital Signal Processors
VLAN - Virtual Local Area Network identification.
The BCM1112 VoIP CPE engine integrates a 150 MHz MIPS32 RISC processor, 108 MHz dual-MAC digital signal processor, three analog codecs supporting narrowband 8 KHz and wideband 16 KHz sampling, two 10/100 Ethernet transceivers and an 10/100 Ethernet switch.
Broadcom Corporation is a global leader in wired and wireless broadband communications semiconductors. Our products enable the convergence of high-speed data, high definition video, voice and audio at home, in the office and on the go. Broadcom provides manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices with the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and software solutions. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything(R).
Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with annual revenue of more than $2 billion. The company is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at 1-949-450-8700 or at www.broadcom.com.
About TCL Communications
TCL Communications Equipment (Huizhou) Co., Ltd., is a leading Chinese company that specializes in the researching, manufacturing and selling of communications equipment, including all kinds of telephones (analog phone, DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) A cordless phone standard mostly used in Europe; however, DECT 6.0 is increasingly used worldwide. The first DECT standards were introduced by ETSI in 1992, and DECT phones have been used as cordless home phones as , 2.4GHz WDCT, etc ), VoIP products (VoIP phones, video IP phones, USB phones, IAD etc), NTU (ADSL-modem, switches, SOHO routers, Wi-Fi(R) products, etc.), IP set-top boxes and other intelligent communications terminals.
The manufacturing capacity of TCL Communication is 10,000,000 units per year. In China, TCL Communications always maintains leading superiority, its domestic sales volume has placed first the passed 14 yeas and TCL was named "The King of Telephones in China".
TCL products also sell well in overseas markets of over 50 countries and regions, with more than 100 million users.
For more information about TCL, visit http://www.tclcomm.cn.
For more information about Broadcom, call 604/233-8642 http://www.broadcom.com.