Broadcom Chip Dials Up VoIP
Broadcom Corp. has debuted its "BCM3351," an integrated cable modem chip that targets data and two-line, voice-over-Internet protocol applications.
Designed for DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS as well as CableLabs' upcoming CableHome specification, Broadcom's chip is also available with the company's "CablexChange" PacketCable VoIP software.
On the voice front, Broadcom said the silicon can handle carrier-class primary-line and second-line services, plus extensions for 802.11- and Bluetooth-based wireless home networking protocols. The chip is priced at $50 per unit in quantities of 100,000.
The BCM3351 "is our latest, most advanced chip for the DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS residential gateway market to deliver simultaneous voice, video and data for consumers over the cable network," said John Gleiter, director of marketing for Broadcom's cable modem unit.