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Zarlink Unveils Power-Efficient Chipset for VoIP Apps

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April 16, 2009

Zarlink Unveils Power-Efficient Chipset for VoIP Apps

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. reportedly announced the expansion of its VE880 VoicePort Series of VoIP-enabled devices with the addition of a new chipset, helping manufacturers optimize power and performance for equipment that supports high-quality voice service over broadband networks.

The dual channel VE880 chipset consumes less power and can efficiently enable voice-over-broadband applications. The low power consumption helps equipment manufacturers to comply with environmental standards like in energy consumption limits for broadband equipments given in the European Code of Conduct. This also provides uninterrupted voice service in battery-backed systems when a power outage occurs.
“Zarlink’s voice telephony products address the unique concerns of both service providers and manufacturers,” said Jacques Issa, Director of VoIP Marketing and Applications with Zarlink’s Communication Products Group.
“The VE8820 chipset’s integrated remote line diagnostic capabilities allow service providers to slash operating costs, by centrally identifying and quickly resolving customer issues to minimize costly truck rolls. For manufacturers, compared with competing devices the highly integrated, low-power chipset helps reduce bill-of-material costs and eases the design of equipment that meets new environmental requirements,” Issa said.
Equipment manufacturers are designing voice-over broadband residential and business gateways and access network applications using the VE8820 dual channel FXS chipset. The new chipset is also included in cable embedded multimedia terminal adapters, xDSL integrated access devices and fiber to the home optical network terminals.
The chipset is highly programmable and supports both wideband and narrowband telephony operation. It’s also software compatible with existing VE880 VoicePort Series devices. The dual channel VE880 chipset is supported by the VoicePath API-II Software Development Kit. This will make designing easier, thereby hastening product development and enabling better telephone line testing capability with VeriVoice Test Suite software.
Zarlink’ semiconductor solutions enhance the capabilities of voice, enterprise, broadband and wireless communications. It specializes in voice and data networks technology besides in optoelectronics and ultra low-power communications.

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Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michael Dinan

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