ZSP(R) Cores 'DSP of Choice' for Broadcom's Set-Top Box Audio Applications

- Selection of ZSP500 core builds on long-standing relationship with Broadcom, including ZSP400 chosen for Broadcom(R) VoIP and audio set-top applications

MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that Broadcom Corporation, a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor solutions enabling broadband communications, has licensed the ZSP500 digital signal processor (DSP) core to service multiple encoding and decoding audio applications in the set-top box market. As an early adopter of the LSI Logic ZSP(R) processing solutions, Broadcom continues to reinforce its commitment to the ZSP roadmap, leveraging the popular, open, industry-standard DSP cores.

Since adopting the ZSP architecture, Broadcom has already gone into mass production with several VoIP semiconductor products based on ZSP processing solutions, including seven popular BCM11xx IP phone devices, the BCM3341 Broadband VoIP device, the BCM3351 and BCM3352 Cable Modem VoIP Gateway devices and the BCM6352 Voice over DSL device. Making a seamless migration from ZSP400 to ZSP500, Broadcom is now leveraging another well-balanced, cost-effective and high-performance DSP solution to quickly meet market demands.

"For our wide range of set-top product lines, we needed maximum technology re-use and fast time-to-market," said Daniel Marotta, Group Vice President of Broadcom's Broadband Communications Group. "The ZSP architecture provides us with a high-performance solution with best-in-class code density and software compatibility across the entire core family, which not only reduces our code development time and cost, but scales into many applications. It was a natural decision for us to leverage the capabilities of the ZSP500 to quickly address the ever increasing performance and feature-set requirements needed for product differentiation."

"Broadcom's selection of the ZSP500 is another indication that it is fast becoming the preferable licensable DSP for multimedia applications," said Tuan Dao, vice president and general manager of the LSI Logic DSP Products Division. "The performance and small footprint of the ZSP500 solution allow Broadcom to quickly and cost-effectively support new high-end audio compression technologies and standards."

In addition to Broadcom, LSI Logic has recently licensed the ZSP processing solutions to Huawei Technologies, Pulsus Technology, UTStarcom, Datang Microelectronics, AVID Electronics Corp., ICC and Socle Technology. World-class companies such as Conexant, IBM, Skyworks and VIA Telecom are also among publicly announced licensees of the ZSP processing solutions.

About the LSI Logic ZSP Processing Solutions

The ZSP Processing Solutions are complete and optimized DSP solutions for multimedia, voice, wireless and other applications requiring high performance signal processing. They are based upon an open, industry-standard DSP architecture. The architecture offers a superior combination of performance, efficient memory usage, and low power. In addition, the stable architecture roadmap has excellent tools and design-in support providing faster time-to- market. The ZSP Processing Solutions are available as licensable, synthesizable cores, as well as off-the-shelf general purpose DSP, multi- channel voice processors and additional application specific standard products from LSI Logic and the ZSP licensees. The ZSP product family includes a roadmap of backward compatible DSP cores including the ZSP200 (single MAC), ZSP400 (small footprint, dual MAC), ZSP500 (high-performance dual MAC) and the ZSP600 (6-issue quad MAC). Also available are comprehensive application software suites, bundled device/software packages and reference designs. For more information about the ZSP Processing Solutions please visit http://www.zsp.com/ .

About LSI Logic Corporation

LSI Logic Corporation focuses on the design and production of high-performance semiconductors for Consumer, Communications and Storage applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. LSI Logic engineers incorporate reusable, industry-standard intellectual property building blocks that serve as the heart of leading-edge systems. LSI Logic serves its global OEM, channel and distribution customers with Platform ASICs, standard-cell ASICs, standard products, host bus adapters, RAID controllers and software. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035. http://www.lsilogic.com/ .

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