CONEXANT LAUNCHES ADSL/ADSL2PLUS UPGRADEABLE CHIPSET.Conexant Systems, Inc.(Nasdaq:CNXT), Red Bank, N.J., a worldwide leader in semiconductor solutions for broadband communications, enterprise networks and the digital home, has introduced a new, low-deployment cost customer premise equipment (CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) Communications equipment that resides on the customer's premises.
CPE - Customer Premises Equipment ) chipset addressing the emerging ADSL See DSL.
ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line 2 and ADSL2plus markets. The new Viking(TM) II Plus chipset offers bridging and router configurations to optimize system cost while allowing service providers to significantly reduce overall deployment costs. The fully programmable solution provides an upgrade path from a single platform, enabling service providers to seamlessly migrate to ADSL2 and ADSL2plus without hardware modifications. The Viking II Plus chipset family is backward compatible with all ADSL standards and provides industry-leading performance and interoperability with all major deployed digital subscriber line access multiplexers (DSLAMs).
"We have used our proven expertise in DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary to deliver another advancement in performance and functionality in our highly successful Viking product line," said Angelo Stephano, vice president and assistant general manager of Broadband/DSL Access Products for Conexant. "Our new Viking II Plus semiconductor family underscores our commitment to providing our worldwide customer base with high-performance, flexible solutions that support today's technical standards and provide a cost-effective migration path that supports evolving technology standards."
The Viking II Plus platform is a highly integrated solution with feature-rich software supporting a wide array of DSL bridging and routing features including remote management and universal plug and play, that reduce service providers' deployment and support expenditures. Features include:
-- Field-proven technology based on the company's successful and widely deployed Viking family.
-- Pre-qualified at major service providers worldwide.
-- A flexible hardware platform supporting three software options with different memory sizes, resulting in optimized system cost. Options include managed bridge, PPPoE half-bridge and full-router applications. This enables manufacturers to use a single design for multiple product offerings.
-- Remote simple network management protocol (SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. Data are passed from SNMP agents, which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity in each network device (hub, router, bridge, etc. ) management software that is interoperable with major DSLAM (DSL Access Multiplexor) A central office (CO) device for ADSL service that intermixes voice traffic and DSL traffic onto a customer's DSL line. It also separates incoming phone and data signals and directs them onto the appropriate carrier's network. See DSL. vendors including those in China. Remote service provider management via SNMP can significantly reduce the overall deployment costs of DSL service and is becoming a requirement for CPE deployments.
-- Support for all standards-compliant versions of ADSL including ITU (International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland, www.itu.ch) A telecommunications standards body that is under the auspices of the United Nations. Comprising more than 185 member countries, the ITU sets standards for global telecom networks. G.992.1 (G.DMT See DSL. ), ITU G.992.2 (G.Lite), ITU G.992 Annex A, Annex B, Annex C far-end cross-talk bitmapping (FBM FBM Fractional Brownian Motion
FBM Fleet Ballistic Missile
FBM Fr.bio.medecine (French medical Usenet group)
FBM FEXT (Far End Cross-Talk) Bit Map Mode
FBM Fine By Me
FBM Frankfurt Biosphere Model ) and dual bitmapping (DBM), and ANSI (American National Standards Institute, New York, www.ansi.org) A membership organization founded in 1918 that coordinates the development of U.S. voluntary national standards in both the private and public sectors. It is the U.S. member body to ISO and IEC. T1.413 Issue 2.
Conexant's client-side and central office (CO) semiconductor solutions include a full range of standards-based integrated circuits, software and reference designs for all asymmetric and symmetric DSL market segments. Additional products include a highly integrated, multi-application CO network processor for the next-generation of intelligent DSL access equipment.
Samples of the Viking II Plus are available now, with volume production scheduled for the third quarter of 2004. A reference design that supports global ADSL deployments from a single platform is also offered.
Conexant's innovative semiconductor solutions are driving broadband communications, enterprise networks and digital home networks worldwide. The company has leveraged its expertise and leadership position in modem technologies to enable more Internet connections than all of its competitors combined, and continues to develop highly integrated silicon solutions for broadband data and media processing networks.
Key products include client-side xDSL and cable modem solutions, home network processors, broadcast video encoders and decoders, digital set-top box components and systems solutions, and dial-up modems. Conexant's suite of networking components includes a leadership portfolio of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, www.ieee.org) A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. 802.11a/b/g-compliant WLAN See wireless LAN.
WLAN - wireless local area network chipsets, software and reference designs, as well as solutions for applications based on HomePlug(SM) and HomePNA(TM). The company also offers a complete line of asymmetric and symmetric DSL central office solutions, which are used by service providers worldwide to deliver broadband data, voice, and video over copper telephone lines.
Conexant is a fabless semiconductor company A fabless semiconductor company specializes in the design and sale of hardware devices implemented on semiconductor chips. It achieves an advantage by outsourcing the fabrication of the devices to a specialized semiconductor manufacturer called a semiconductor foundry or "fab. with annual run-rate revenues of approximately $1.2 billion. The company has approximately 2,400 employees worldwide, and is headquartered in Red Bank, N.J.
For more information, visit http://www.conexant.com or call 949/483-7363.