ZyXEL, a supplier of Internet, Intranet and Extranet access solutions, has picked the MicroTuner MT2030 single-chip tuner for ZyXEL's new cable modems.
The Prestige 941 Plus modems are two-way DOCSIS-based cable modem bridge/routers. The modems are aimed at SOHOs, telecommuters and home users. Because of the "always on" feature, customers can access the Internet instantly, eliminating the need to dial into an ISP. ZyXEL also promises to deliver information at speeds up to 100 times faster than 56K analog modems.
The MicroTuner is a dime-size RF device and gives the modems the streaming capability as well as providing a gateway for VOIP, home networking and other digital services via cable.