Broadcom ICs aim at consumer VoIP market

Wed, 03/15/2006 - 6:54am
Brian Santo, CED

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 a low-cost IP phone chip, can be used as standalone VoIP processors. OEMs will be able to use the ICs to create feature-rich and cost-effective TA routers or desktop IP phones for the home or small office.

These chips can also be paired with Broadcom's 54g Wi-Fi technology to create wireless versions of the same products.

The new devices expand Broadcom's existing IP phone product portfolio, which includes Wi-Fi phone and Wi-Fi video phone platforms, voice-enabled cable and DSL modems, and Ethernet IP phones.

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.


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