Second Generation Mobile VoIP Processor Chip Provides the Industry's Most Highly Integrated Solution for Multimedia Voice and Video Applications
Home entertainment products are evolving to embrace the new digital revolution. Radios, portable tape players, VCRs and TV sets are now being replaced with MP3 players, CD players, DVD players and HDTV sets. On the other hand, the home telephone has changed very little to date and has not taken advantage of many new multimedia technologies as of yet. Today's Wi-Fi phones are beginning to leverage the convergence of VoIP and WLAN, enabling the handsets to not only provide leading edge performance and features, but also to interoperate with new home entertainment appliances. To enhance VoIP phones, Broadcom chips feature advanced compression techniques (such as BroadVoice(TM)32) for a superior audio experience.
"The performance and voice quality achieved through our BroadVoice32 technology allow phone calls to be near CD-quality," said Patrick Sullivan, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom's VoIP phone products. "This provides a significant differentiator to those service providers who offer VoIP service when compared to traditional phone service."
Announced today is the Broadcom(R) BCM1161 -- a second generation mobile VoIP processor that focuses on low-power and advanced multimedia and telephony functions. The BCM1161's advanced multimedia features include polyphonic ring-tone support, a 2 Megapixel digital camera, voice record/playback and video clips record/playback. A variety of telephony features are also supported by the BCM1161 including 3-way conferencing and speaker phone support, and high-fidelity voice capabilities through the use of Broadcom's BroadVoice technology. The new single-chip integrates an ARM9(TM)-based CPU, analog voice codec with a direct microphone and high-output speaker interface, 262k color LCD display interface and a USB 2.0 interface.
"Selecting Broadcom as the supplier for our Wi-Fi phones was an easy decision due to its product breadth and leadership position within both the VoIP and WLAN markets," said Larry Lee, Vice President of the DataCom Business Unit of Wistron Neweb. "The BCM1161 mobile VoIP processor platform has allowed Wistron Neweb to develop a high-quality product with good voice quality, range, battery life and support for the latest security and QoS standards."
To reduce customers' time-to-market with new product designs, Broadcom has developed the BCM91161 Wi-Fi VoIP phone reference design. The BCM91161 includes Broadcom's xChange(TM) VoIP software suite, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) call signaling stack, WLAN OneDriver(TM) and a LinuxOS-based board support package, including all necessary drivers and software development tools. This kit is available today to developers as a wireless IP phone handset with a comprehensive hardware reference design support package.
Broadcom's BCM1161 mobile VoIP processor is available today and will be offered in next-generation Wi-Fi phones from leading ODMs such as Alpha Networks, Moimstone and Wistron Neweb. Demonstrations for the Broadcom reference design as well as ODM partner products will be shown September 19th through 22nd at the Fall VON 2005 Conference & Expo (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center).
Broadcom Corporation is a global leader in wired and wireless broadband communications semiconductors. Our products enable the convergence of high- speed data, high definition video, voice and audio at home, in the office and on the go. Broadcom provides manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices with the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on- a-chip and software solutions. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything(R).
Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with annual revenue of more than $2 billion. The company is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at 1-949-450-8700 or at www.broadcom.com.
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