Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Marvell Introduces Highly Integrated VoIP Chip

Marvell introduced a family of highly integrated VoIP solutions.. The Marvell 88W8618 is designed for ultra-low power Voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) handsets. Marvell estimates the chip will extend handset talk time by a factor of three versus competitive solutions.

Other members of the Marvell 88W86 family are targeted at VoIP residential gateways. Each product integrates VoIP processing, low power WiFi circuitry, a high-performance host CPU and peripherals into single system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions.

All of the devices have on-chip security processing engines to support WLAN encryption standards such as AES/CCMP and WPA/TKIP, and a Quality of Service (QoS) engine to support priority voice services.

The VoIP chips also offers AutoLink, a one-click solution for setting up, configuring and enabling a secure WPA or WPA2 wireless network. In addition, Marvell BoostMode technology increases throughput and allows up to twice the range of current 802.11g solutions. Marvell VoWLAN solutions will also support advanced features for enhanced QoS such as WMM, APSD, as well as other 802.11e specifications.

The devices are currently sampling.

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