Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Broadcom Unveils Two New VoIP Chips for CPE

Broadcom introduced a terminal adapter (TA) router chip and a low cost IP phone chip, expanding its existing IP phone product portfolio which also includes Wi-Fi phone and Wi-Fi video phone platforms, voice-enabled cable and DSL modems, and Ethernet IP phones.

The new VoIP processor for TA routers has two integrated voice codecs. It leverages Broadcom's VoIP xChange software platform, a VoIP software package that is unique because it includes networking and router components.

Broadcom's new low cost consumer IP phone chip is a highly integrated, high performance VoIP processor that is targeted at residential and small office/home office (SOHO) Ethernet IP handsets. The device provides enterprise class IP phone features at consumer price points, such as high fidelity audio support and full duplex speakerphone.

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. http://www.broadcom.com