GlobeSpan First to Obtain Microsoft WHQL Certification for a Multi-Mode ADSL USB Solution.Business & Technology Editors
RED BANK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2000
Certification Will Accelerate DSL Deployment by Ensuring Full
Hardware and Software Compatibility With Microsoft Operating
GlobeSpan, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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in full Universal Serial Bus
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. ADSL See DSL.
ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line solution to be certified for use of the Microsoft Windows(R) logo by the Microsoft Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) A Microsoft facility that provides testing services for hardware and drivers for compliance with its operating systems. WHQL administers various logos that compliant vendors may reprint on their packages. (TM)). By ensuring full hardware and software compatibility with Microsoft's Windows(R) 98 and 2000 Operating Systems, WHQL certification enables GlobeSpan to accelerate DSL deployment, allowing the company to provide its customers with a consumer installable plug-n-play customer premise equipment (CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) Communications equipment that resides on the customer's premises.
CPE - Customer Premises Equipment ) solution. In turn, this certification benefits service providers by enabling them to eliminate installation hurdles by offering end-users a plug-n-play solution that they can install themselves.
"GlobeSpan once again demonstrates its technology leadership by being the first to obtain WHQL certification for a DSL USB modem," said Nizar Azzam, GlobeSpan's CPE Product Line Manager. "Nearly all PCs are shipping with at least one USB port, and service providers are looking to USB ADSL modems as the next step in low-cost, user-installable, plug-n-play solutions that will accelerate residential DSL deployment. This certification aids our customers in developing turn-key, plug-n-play ADSL modems that meet the industry's call for user-installable products."
This multi-mode ADSL USB reference design is based on GlobeSpan's software programmable Titanium(TM) ADSL chipset, which supports all ITU 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. ADSL standards, including G.992.1, G.992.2, ANSI T1.413 and ANSI TR-59. With a software upgrade, this reference design can be enhanced with new features and functionality as industry-standard specifications evolve.
GlobeSpan's WHQL certified multi-mode ADSL USB reference design is immediately available to equipment manufacturers. GlobeSpan's Titanium(TM) ADSL chipset, complete with software, is in volume production.
GlobeSpan, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated circuit, software and system designs for digital subscriber line See DSL.
(communications, protocol) Digital Subscriber Line - (DSL, or Digital Subscriber Loop, xDSL - see below) A family of digital telecommunications protocols designed to allow high speed data communication over the existing copper telephone lines between end-users and (DSL) applications which enable high-speed data transmission over the existing copper telephone lines at rates over 100 times faster than today's 56 Kilobit modems. GlobeSpan is leveraging seven years of field experience implementing DSL technology to deliver high performance, cost effective DSL chipset, and software solutions to DSL equipment manufacturers worldwide. The company's core engineering team includes individuals who were early developers of DSL technology at AT&T Bell Labs, in addition to experts in VLSI VLSI: see integrated circuit.
(1) (Very Large Scale Integration) Between 100,000 and one million transistors on a chip. See SSI, MSI, LSI and ULSI.
(2) (VLSI Technology, Inc., Tempe, AZ, www.semiconductors. design, communications algorithms, IP routing and switching, ATM protocols and Voice over DSL system software. These core competencies enable GlobeSpan to deliver complete DSL system integrated circuits. GlobeSpan offers a broad suite of standard based integrated DSL chipset solutions for ADSL, SDSL See DSL.
SDSL - Single-line Digital Subscriber Line , SHDSL SHDSL Single-Line High-bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line
SHDSL Symmetrical High-Density Digital Subscriber Line
SHDSL Symmetrical High Bitrate Digital Subscriber Line (Ericsson)
SHDSL Symmetrical Highspeed Digital Subscriber Loop , HDSL, and HDSL2 applications utilizing DMT See DSL. , 2B1Q, PAM and CAP line codes. To date, the company has shipped millions of DSL chipsets to a customer base of more than 100 DSL equipment manufacturers worldwide, representing a considerable share of this emerging market.
GlobeSpan, Inc. is based at 100 Schulz Drive, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701 and can be reached by phone at + 1-732-345-7500 or at www.globespan.net.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Titanium is a trademark of GlobeSpan. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by this section. These forward-looking statements concern, among other things, the future market for DSL chipsets. The matters discussed in this news release involve risks and uncertainties described from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly in the Risk Factors section relating to the rapid changes in the DSL market, competition and limited protection of the company's intellectual property set forth in the company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.