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Infineon rolls dual-core SoCs for digital home apps

Posted: 14 Sep 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Infineon? TwinPass? VoIP? IPTV?

Infineon Technologies AG has announced the TwinPass family of highly-integrated SoC solutions with dual-core architecture and several integrated peripherals targeted at digital home applications.

According to the company , the device is suitable for storage and media applications, integrated access devices powered by VDSL and PON access modems, VoIP routers, residential gateways and peripheral data applications (printer servers). It also promises carrier grade voice quality to residential and small business environment by integrating a VoIP engine directly into the SoC. Infineon said TwinPass-E offers a high-performance CPU for next-generation gateways and routers to support high bandwidth applications and their requirements such as IPTV, next EWC/802.11n WLAN routers.

"With the growing demand of VoIP and IPTV services, systems continue to require higher performance and more bandwidth," said Christian Wolff, senior VP of the communication solutions business group and GM of the wireline access business unit at Infineon. "The TwinPass family addresses these market needs by enabling operators to develop a cost-effective, higher-performance system for digital home applications."

TwinPass-VE offers a highly-integrated VoIP processor for wired and wireless VoIP router applications. It includes two 333MHz MIPS 24KEc CPUs, one for network processing and the other is directly connected to the analog line module for high-quality voice processing.

TwinPass-E is a highly-integrated SoC that includes two 333MHz MIPS 24KEc CPUs. One CPU is used for high-performance and secure network processing, while the other is used for customer applications, such as high-speed 802.11n and video streaming. An additional embedded protocol processing engine provides high bandwidth throughput for networking, and effectively frees the two MIPS cores to perform other performance-critical applications, the company said. A complete development kit is available to shorten time-to-market and to reduce overall development costs.

Engineering samples of both TwinPass-VE and TwinPass-E are available today, with production expected to start in Q4 2006.

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