4/15/2003 - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) demonstrated increased customer momentum and support for Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 2.0® cable modem solutions with the announcement of DOCSIS certification for thirteen customers' products in Certification Wave (CW) 25 conducted by Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs®).
TI highlights from CableLabs CW 25 certification results include:
TI's high performance solution includes highly optimized silicon, hardware and an open software architecture enabling customers to easily integrate their own customized and personalized value-added features on top of TI's proven DOCSIS core. TI is focused on delivering production-quality system solutions and is committed to providing innovations to accelerate the deployment of broadband.
"We teamed with TI to provide a PacketCableTM certified modem, and now we are providing a world-class DOCSIS 2.0 solution," said Bruce McClelland, vice president engineering for ARRIS Broadband. "TI's leading DOCSIS technology combined with the extensive cable systems expertise of ARRIS gives our customers confidence that they will always receive the highest quality and most innovative products from ARRIS."
TI's solution supports DOCSIS 2.0 based solution with both advanced time division multiple access (A-TDMA) and synchronous code division multiple access (S-CDMA) modes, and enables operators to create and support new services for both home and business uses such as video conferencing and peer-to-peer applications over cable.
"We chose to work with TI because of their consistent success in delivering DOCSIS-certified silicon and software solutions," said Yoshitada Himeno, vice president, Server & Network Division of Toshiba Corporation. "TI is very aggressive and quite simply delivers on its promises, which has allowed Toshiba to remain focused on delivering a complete portfolio of value-added, field-proven and industry leading products to our customers."
"As the world's leading supplier of cable modems, Motorola remains committed to delivering a variety of cost effective, high-performance products to the market," said Carl McGrath, corporate vice-president and general manager, digital core gateways. "TI's DOCSIS core solutions are an important factor in our ability to offer operators and consumers products that support the next generation of cable modem technology."
All of TI's DOCSIS-based solutions support TurboDOX bandwidth acceleration software1, a software package for cable modems that significantly enhances the performance of DOCSIS-based and Euro-DOCSISTM-based modems by increasing the download speed of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) applications by up to 20 times. TurboDOX enables cable Multiple Services Operators (MSOs) to improve the consumer experience by enabling the full potential of the broadband connection without requiring changes to the Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) or other deployed equipment.
About TI Cable Modems
Leveraging TI's leadership in wireless and broadband, TI offers a complete hardware and software DOCSIS solution, enabling its customer's fast time to market. In addition, manufacturers differentiate themselves from competitors with TurboDOX, TI's unique software technology that can significantly increase download speed up to 20 times. TI's cable business is part of TI's comprehensive portfolio of broadband solutions including WLAN, DSL modems and infrastructure, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) gateways and carrier infrastructure.
1 TurboDOX is not a part of the CableLabs certification testing process
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