BOSTON, Fall 2005 VON Conference & Expo, Sept 20, 2005 -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in wired and wireless broadband communications semiconductors, and TCL Communications Equipment (Huizhou) Co., Ltd., the leading telephone manufacturer in China, today jointly announced that Broadcom's single-chip Voiceover Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone and analog terminal adapter (ATA) solutions are now shipping in TCL's consumer VoIP products. The election by TCL to use Broadcom(R) VoIP chips further exemplifies how Broadcom is growing its share of the worldwide VoIP market.
The two VoIP chips selected by TCL include the BCM1113R and the BCM1112. The BCM1113R is a low-cost IP phone chip that enables manufacturers to economically build feature-rich IP phones for the residential, small office/home office (SOHO), and small-to-medium sized business (SMB) markets. The BCM1112 is a low-cost VoIP CPE engine chip that enables manufacturers to build high-quality ATAs for residential deployments. ATAs connect legacy telephones to service providers' advanced IP communications networks. "Broadcom continues to strengthen its position in the VoIP market by partnering with the world's leading VoIP phone manufacturers and by offering high-quality, cost-effective VoIP products," said Patrick Sullivan, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom's VoIP phone products. "TCL's market-leadership, coupled with Broadcom's industry-leading VoIP portfolio, will enable high-quality IP phone and ATA products that will accelerate VoIP adoption in both the residential and SOHO markets worldwide."
"The industry leading system-on-a-chip (SoC) functionality of Broadcom's BCM1113R and BCM1112 VoIP solutions has enabled us to develop high-quality VoIP products in a short design cycle with high stability and low risk," said Gu Gong, General Manager of TCL Communications. "We looked to Broadcom's VoIP expertise and market leadership for our VoIP products to ensure that TCL's strong product quality reputation was not compromised as we focus more on IP telephony products versus legacy analog telephone products."
With Broadcom's VoIP chips and its field-proven xChange(TM) VoIP software suite, TCL has developed a cost-effective family of IP phones and residential ATA products that offer numerous features and functionality. Each of the new TCL IP phones (Models TCL-IP(8) and TCL-IP(9)) are based on the BCM1113R and feature session initiation protocol (SIP) and H.323 call signaling, hands-free full-duplex speakerphone capabilities, and standards-based voice codecs.
TCL's ATA (Model TCL-IAD501) is based on Broadcom's BCM1112 single-chip engine and features one analog POTS (plain old telephone set) port for connection to existing analog phones and fax machines. Both the IP phone and ATA products feature a Fast Ethernet switch and two physical Ethernet interfaces that support the connection between a broadband DSL or cable modem to a PC or local area network (LAN).
The three TCL phone and ATA products have recently passed interoperability certification testing by over 30 service providers or softswitch platforms worldwide including those from Huawei, ZTE, UT Starcom, Nortel, Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Asterisk, Auvtech, IPN and Asiasoft.
TCL's model TCL-IP(8), TCL-IP(9) and TCL-IP(501) are on display in the Broadcom suite at the Fall VON 2005 Conference & Expo, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, September 19th through 22nd.
The BCM1113R IP phone chip features an 87 MHz MIPS32(TM) RISC processor for advanced computer telephony integration (CTI) applications, and an 87 MHz dual-MAC digital signal processor (DSP) to support voice signal processing. The DSP includes voice compression algorithms (narrowband using G.711, G.729A/AB, BroadVoice(TM)16 and wideband using G.722 or BroadVoice32), a hands-free full-duplex speakerphone, and packet loss concealment algorithms. Two integrated analog codecs are also included to support both narrowband 8 Kilohertz (KHz) and wideband 16 KHz sampling that enables IP phone networks to deliver high-quality voice transmission. The BCM1113R's integrated Ethernet switch enables a desktop PC and IP phone to share a single LAN connection, and supports both IEEE 802.1p packet prioritization and 802.1q VLAN identification.
The BCM1112 VoIP CPE engine integrates a 150 MHz MIPS32 RISC processor, 108 MHz dual-MAC digital signal processor, three analog codecs supporting narrowband 8 KHz and wideband 16 KHz sampling, two 10/100 Ethernet transceivers and an 10/100 Ethernet switch.
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.
About TCL Communications
TCL Communications Equipment (Huizhou) Co., Ltd., is a leading Chinese company that specializes in the researching, manufacturing and selling of communications equipment, including all kinds of telephones (analog phone, DECT, 2.4GHz WDCT, etc ) ,VoIP products (VoIP phones, video IP phones, USB phones, IAD etc), NTU (ADSL-modem, switches, SOHO routers, Wi-Fi(R) products, etc.), IP set-top boxes and other intelligent communications terminals.
The manufacturing capacity of TCL Communication is 10,000,000 units per year. In China, TCL Communications always maintains leading superiority, its domestic sales volume has placed first the passed 14 yeas and TCL was named "The King of Telephones in China". TCL products also sell well in overseas markets of over 50 countries and regions, with more than 100 million users. TCL maybe contacted at +86-752-2288819 or at www.tclcomm.cn.
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