Broadcom Corp. has unveiled two new IP phone engine chips for the residential and small/medium business markets.
The chips — the BCM1113R and BCM1115R — will offer significant cost savings and more features than their traditional analog counterparts, the company said. The new silicon integrates applications such as voice, instant messaging, e-mail and video, Broadcom added.
"In recent months, AT&T, SBC, Verizon and several other service providers have made announcements about rolling out VoIP-enabled services to residential and small-to-medium sized business users," said Paul Shore, director of marketing for Broadcom's VoIP client products.
The chips feature an 87 MHz RISC processor for advanced computer telephony integration applications and an 87 MHz dual-MAC digital signal processor to support voice signals.
The BCM1115R ($10.86 in quantities of 10,000) is a single Ethernet port version of the BCM1113R, which goes for $15.39 per unit.