11/12/2004 - Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor solutions enabling broadband communications, announced that the Broadcom® BCM1113 Internet Protocol (IP) phone chip is now shipping as a standard offering in Toshiba's IPT1020-SD enterprise IP telephones. The BCM1113 IP phone chip is designed for a wide variety of enterprise IP phones, which allow people to transmit and receive voice calls over the Internet using an Ethernet LAN connection in the office.
The integrated Ethernet switch (two port) capability in the BCM1113 enables manufacturers to develop IP phones that use the Ethernet switch connections of the IP Phone to support both voice calls through the phone and data traffic to the PC. This capability offers significant cost savings to businesses by eliminating the need to have two Ethernet connections in an office or to add switch ports in the wiring closet to support VoIP. As a result, the BCM1113 chip enabled Toshiba to offer an economical, high- performance IP phone solution to its customers and expand its enterprise Strata CTX digital business communication system product portfolio.
The IPT1020-SD IP phone is a key component of the Strata CTX system because it enables remote users to enjoy the same productivity features as those on the main office telephone network. The IPT1020-SD offers customers extension-to-extension dialing, busy lamp field (BLF) station status display, paging over telephone speakers, off-hook call announce over the telephone handset, voice mail and many other advanced telephony features.
"We are pleased to announce that our IP phone chip is now shipping as a standard component within Toshiba's Strata CTX enterprise IP phones, which is a significant milestone for Broadcom since Toshiba is recognized in the industry as an experienced, long-time enterprise telephony equipment company," said Paul Shore, Broadcom's Director of VoIP Client Products. "Our relationship with Toshiba is yet another example of how industry leaders are looking to Broadcom to provide them with innovative, high-quality voice IP solutions to support the transition from time-division multiplexing (TDM) to VoIP network services."
"Broadcom's feature-rich devices and outstanding technical support have enabled us to quickly and efficiently bring new cost-effective enterprise IP phones to market," said Kiyoshi Ishikawa, Senior Manager of Business Communication System Department, Toshiba. "The chip's high level of silicon integration and the proven reliability of the VoIP firmware package that operates on the chip have significantly reduced the development complexity and risk of our new IP phone programs."
The BCM1113 features a MIPS32® RISC processor to support advanced computer telephony integration (CTI) applications, and a powerful dual-MAC digital signal processor (DSP). The chip's integrated Ethernet MACs and wire-speed non-blocking 10/100 Ethernet switch support IEEE 802.1p packet prioritization and 802.1Q VLAN identification. Also integrated in the BCM1113 are analog CODECs capable of supporting both narrowband 8 Kilohertz (KHz) and wideband 16 KHz sampling, which in conjunction with wideband voice coders, such as the Broadcom® BroadVoice32TM coder, will enable IP phone networks to deliver high-fidelity voice transmission. The Ethernet transceivers are designed and tested to withstand 2000 volts of cable-sourced electrostatic discharge (CESD), which prevents the system from being damaged or destroyed due to electric discharge during installation and cable insertion.
Broadcom's Leading VoIP Market Position
Broadcom's IP phone chips are some of the most advanced solutions in the industry, offering a range of both high-end, mid-range, and basic voice and data capabilities. These chips -- coupled with Broadcom's proven Ethernet networking and VoIP gateway technologies -- are enabling manufacturers to deliver economical solutions for migrating businesses to complete IP telephony systems.
The company's growing family of VoIP solutions is shipping in volume production to leading manufacturers for deployment in enterprise IP phones, residential terminal adapters and voice-enabled cable and DSL residential gateways worldwide. Broadcom is working with top tier OEMs, ODMs and service providers, including Aastra Telecom, Ambit Microsystems Corporation, AT&T, Avaya Inc., Foxconn, Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd, iCable System, Inter-tel, Iwatsu Electric, NEC Infrontia Corporation (NEC-i) and Toshiba Corporation.
Broadcom Corporation is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor solutions that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video and data services. We design, develop and supply complete system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions incorporating digital, analog, radio frequency (RF), microprocessor and digital signal processing (DSP) technologies, as well as related hardware and software system-level applications. Our diverse product portfolio addresses every major broadband communications market and includes solutions for digital cable and satellite set-top boxes; high definition television (HDTV); cable and digital subscriber line (DSL) modems and residential gateways; high-speed transmission and switching for local, metropolitan, wide area and storage networking; home and wireless networking; cellular and terrestrial wireless communications; Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) gateway and telephony systems; broadband network and security processors; and SystemI/OTM server solutions. These technologies and products support our core mission: Connecting everything®.
Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and may be contacted at 1-949-450-8700 or at www.broadcom.com.
Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, the Connecting everything logo, BroadVoiceTM, BroadVoice32TM and SystemI/OTM are trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. Strata is a registered trademark of Toshiba Corporation. MIPS32® is a trademark of MIPS Technologies, Inc.
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