ESS Technology, a company that designs and markets high-performance digital video and audio semiconductors for the consumer digital entertainment, digital home and automotive markets, has launched its newest Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) product, the ES9701.
According to the company, this newly launched VoIP single chip solution is the first of its kind in the industry to embed two Subscriber Line Interface Circuits (SLICs) and an Ethernet switch, bringing the highest integration and lowest bill of materials to consumer VoIP adapters and IP phone applications.
ESS Technology (News - Alert) also mentioned that the ES9701 has all the necessary processors and peripherals for full-featured VoIP phone applications which includes a 32-bit RISC processor for the operating system, control and signaling, 32-bit DSP for voice codecs such as G.711, G.722, G.726 and G.729A/B (News - Alert), two SLICs with three sets of audio DACs and ADCs for connection to phone, fax and handset and an Ethernet switch with two 10/100 MAC/PHYs for WAN/LAN connections.
Additionally, it also includes: AES encryption security module, LCD display and keypad controller, SDIO interface for WiFi module and comes with a VoIP phone/adapter reference design complete with voice codecs, a Session Initiation Protocol (News - Alert) (SIP) protocol stack, all necessary drivers, and a software development tool chain.
“The ES9701 enables rapid development of VoIP phones and adapters at the lowest system cost. Finally, we can have affordable VoIP for everyone,” said Robert Wong, vice-president of marketing and worldwide sales for ESS Technology.
The ES9701 is available now in a 176-LQFP package with a VoIP adapter reference design kit priced at $700.
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Edited by Stefania Viscusi