3/25/2003 - Working to open packet telephony equipment development to the general market, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) unveiled Smart Packet Telephony 8101. This comprehensive Voice-Over-IP reference platform addresses the needs of small- to medium-sized media gateway equipment that handles voice, fax or modem data services, and is the first in a series of packet telephony reference platforms for enterprise applications.
Taking advantage of Motorola’s high performance MSC8100 digital signal processors (DSPs), this scalable evaluation and development platform is designed to give manufacturers of remote access servers (RAS) and IP-PBXs a significant time-to-market advantage. At the front end of the design process, system architects may use it to assess the capabilities of StarCore® architecture-based MSC8100 DSPs as well as facilitate rapid development of both host and DSP applications.
“Equipment manufacturers require systems solutions that include comprehensive design tools, the ability to interface with packet- and circuit-switched networks, control, and signaling functions, and software support," commented Norm Bogen, director of communications, Infrastructure & Services, In-Stat MDR. "Further, Motorola's strong advantage is the use of a single, scalable DSP architecture—StarCore. This protects OEMs' application software investment as they develop a range of low- to high-channel density products.”
The level of system integration in this platform leverages the strengths of Motorola and its Smart Networks Alliance members.
The development platform incorporates Motorola’s MPC8260 PowerQUICCTM II processor that supports Fast Ethernet interfaces to the packet network and a DSP daughter-card featuring six MSC8101 DSPs in a PTMC form factor. The full IP-PBX reference design includes schematics. Its modular design supports future expansion via StarCore DSP-based PTMC form factor daughter cards.
The Smart Packet Telephony 8101 platform includes support for voice compression and echo cancellation, essential for voice over packet systems. Other VoIP functions include dual-tone multiple frequency (DTMF) detection, voice activity detection, and silence suppression, as well as modem and fax data modulation and demodulation.
The CodeWarrior® Development Studio for Packet Telephony, a software development environment from Metrowerks, a Motorola company, supports the platform.
“This development kit offers equipment manufacturers with a single source for an IP telephony reference design and software tools, said Mark Gessner, StarCore DSP solutions product manager for Metrowerks. “It demonstrates our solution for a platform that can handle voice, fax or modem data services.”
Multiple third parties supply media gateway and remote access server software to complete the packet telephony solution and support fast time to market.
“As the supplier of network system components, we understand the hardware and software integration issues faced by system designers,” said Tim Summers, worldwide packet telephony operations manager, for Motorola’s RF and DSP Infrastructure Systems Division. “Smart Packet Telephony 8101 was created to meet the specific needs of scaleable media gateway equipment manufacturers. What you are seeing is a natural extension of our networking industry leadership.”
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The Smart Packet Telephony 8101 Development Kit is expected to be available from Metrowerks in June 2003.
To learn more about Motorola’s Smart Networks Designs, including the Smart Packet Telephony 8101, contact your local Motorola or Metrowerks sales office or visit www.motorola.com/smartnetworks.
Metrowerks creates CodeWarrior software and hardware products and services for developers, with a particular focus on the following industries: consumer electronics; transportation; wireless; and networking and communications. The CodeWarrior product line includes hardware and software development tools and middleware that enable customers to accelerate their time to market. In addition, Metrowerks is a recognized leader in the consumer electronics market, serving customers that include Sharp, SonyEricsson, Nintendo, Motorola PCS and more. The company also offers services, including training and custom software development. Founded in 1985, Metrowerks is today an independent operating subsidiary of Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT). Metrowerks corporate headquarters are in Austin, Texas; Metrowerks Europe is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland; and Metrowerks Japan is headquartered in Tokyo. For more information, please visit http://www.metrowerks.com/.
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