Broadcom blazes a trail
Broadcom, today upgraded by Kaufman Brothers from hold to accumulate, has unveiled its BCM1100 Internet Protocol (IP) Phone Engine, the world's first single-chip solution for enabling Ethernet IP telephones. Broadcom manufacturers integrated silicon solutions that enable broadband digital transmission of voice, video and data.
The Ethernet switch guarantees voice priority, and lets the office PC and IP phone share a single LAN connection, eliminating the expense of a second LAN drop. The BCM1100 also includes two Ethernet transceivers, and analog codecs for handset and speakerphone support. This additional silicon integration will enable the lowest-power IP phones in the industry, making powering over Ethernet cabling a practical reality, according to Broadcom.