Monday, April 13, 2009

Zarlink Announces Low Power VoIP Chipsets

Zarlink Semiconductor introduced a new VoIP chipset that it says consumes 50 percent less power than competing devices, enabling manufacturers more easily comply with emerging "green" environmental standards, such as strict energy consumption limits for broadband equipment outlined in the European Code of Conduct. In addition, the VE8820 chipset's low power performance ensures uninterrupted voice service in battery-backed systems in the event of a power outage.

Target applications for the VE8820 dual channel FXS chipset include a range of voice-over-broadband residential and business gateways as well as access network applications, including cable embedded multimedia terminal adaptors (EMTAs), xDSL integrated access devices (IADs) and fiber to the home (FTTH) optical network terminals (ONTs).

The highly programmable dual channel VE8820 chipset supports both wideband and narrowband telephony operation, and is software compatible with existing VE880 VoicePort Series devices. The product is supported by the VoicePath API-II Software Development Kit to help simplify design, speed product development and enable improved telephone line testing capability through the field proven VeriVoice Test Suite software.

The VE880 chipset is in full production.