BROADCOM EXPANDS PRODUCT PORTFOLIO INCLUDING DSL MODEMS.
The new devices expand Broadcom's existing IP phone product portfolio, which includes Wi-Fi phone and Wi-Fi video phone platforms, voice-enabled cable and DSL modems, and Ethernet IP phones, to make the Broadcom consumer VoIP offering second to none in the industry.
"Broadcom provides its customers with a one-stop-shop for high quality, low cost VoIP solutions for consumer applications," said Monika Gupta, product marketing manager, Broadcom Consumer VoIP products. "Our industry-leading IP phone, wireless LAN, cable modem, and DSL modem technologies, coupled with our field-proven VoIP software platform, put us in the unique position to offer a compelling suite of consumer VoIP solutions."
Broadcom TA Router Solution
The BCM1111 is a highly integrated, high performance VoIP processor that is ideal for wired and wireless TA router applications. TAs connect an analog phone to a broadband modem to enable voice calls over the Internet. The new Broadcom processor can scale to fit applications from low-end cordless phone TAs to high-end Wi-Fi router TAs. For example, when coupled with Broadcom 54g and router chips, the BCM1111 enables a device that combines the functionality of three separate home networking devices into one.
Additionally, the BCM1111 has two integrated voice codecs, making it more cost-effective than competing solutions. It leverages Broadcom's VoIP xChange software platform, a complete VoIP software package that is unique because it includes networking and router components.
Consumer IP Phone Chip
Broadcom's new low cost consumer IP phone chip, the BCM1190, is a highly integrated, high performance VoIP processor that is targeted at residential and small office/home office (SOHO) Ethernet IP handsets. The BCM1190 provides enterprise class IP phone features at consumer price points, such as high fidelity audio support and full duplex speakerphone, allowing service providers to deliver more differentiated services than existing analog phone or TA solutions.
Both devices feature a single MIPS processor core with specialized VoIP instructions that eliminate the need for a separate digital signal processor for voice applications. This reduces the size and cost of the device, resulting in end products at price points that will further drive the adoption of consumer VoIP applications.
Both the BCM1111 TA router chip and the BCM1190 IP phone chip are available in sample quantities. Production is expected in the second quarter of 2006. Pricing is available upon request.
To accelerate customer's time to market, Broadcom has developed the BCM91111 and BCM91190 reference designs, which include Broadcom's VoIP xChange software suite and board support package, including all necessary drivers and software development tools. Both reference designs are available today.
Broadcom's VoIP Silicon Solutions
Broadcom's VoIP silicon solutions are the most advanced in the industry, offering a wide range of voice and data capabilities. Broadcom VoIP chips utilize a common, field proven software package, which has enabled manufacturers to deliver best-in-class voice quality products for consumer and enterprise IP telephony applications. Broadcom's VoIP solutions are shipping in volume production today to leading manufacturers worldwide for deployment in enterprise IP phones, residential terminal adapters, voice-enabled cable and DSL residential gateways, Wi-Fi phones and Wi-Fi video phones.
Broadcom Corporation is a provider of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Their products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. Broadcom provides the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices.
Broadcom, one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies with annual revenue of more than $2.5 billion, is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.
Broadcom can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.broadcom.com.
For more information, call 949/450-8700.
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|Date:||Apr 1, 2006|
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