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VoIP chips target consumer apps

Posted: 20 Mar 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:BCM1111? BCM1190? VoIP processor? Broadcom?

Broadcom Corp. announced two new VoIP devices for consumer applications at the Spring 2006 VON Conference and Expo. The two new devices, a terminal adapter (TA) router chip and an IP phone chip, can be used as standalone VoIP processors. They can also be paired with Broadcom's 54g Wi-Fi technology to create wireless versions of the same products.

The BCM1111 is a highly integrated, high performance VoIP processor that suits wired and wireless TA router applications. TAs connect an analog phone to a broadband modem to enable voice calls over the Internet. The new processor can scale to fit applications from low-end cordless phone TAs to high-end Wi-Fi router TAs. The BCM1111 also has two integrated voice codecs.

Broadcom's new consumer IP phone chip, the BCM1190, is a highly integrated, VoIP processor that is targeted at residential and small office/home office Ethernet IP handsets. The BCM1190 has features such as high fidelity audio support and full duplex speakerphone.

Both devices feature a single MIPS processor core with VoIP instructions that aim to eliminate the need for a separate digital signal processor for voice applications. According to Broadcom, this reduces the size and cost of the device.

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.

Broadcom has also 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 already available.

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