MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies AG today announced that it has licensedMystiCom Ltd.'s DSP-based Fast Ethernet physical layer (PHY) core.
The MystiPHY110core will be integrated into application-specific standard products (ASSPs)
that will be specially designed for applications such as xDSL, cable and
ADSL modems, voice-over-the-Internet protocol (VOIP) systems, local area
network (LAN) phones, network-interface controller (NIC) cards, routers,
switches and telecommunications infrastructure equipment.
"The MystiPHY110 DSP-based design delivers higher noise and crosstalk
immunity, lower power and die size, and longer distance transmission than
that of competitive PHYs, and enables Infineon to design products that
facilitate better overall networking and communications system performance,"
said Christian Wolff, vice president and general manager of Infineon's
Transceiver Group. "In addition, MystiCom's highly portable, pre-verified
core is a perfect complement to our existing communications technology and
will allow us to design and deliver complex system-on-chip solutions within
shrinking time-to-market constraints."
The MystiPHY110 offers high noise and crosstalk immunity, meeting the
IEEE specification for near-end crosstalk (NEXT). It also operates over
cable lengths of 160 meters and features low-power dissipation under 300 milliwatts.
In addition, the core can be used in multi-port designs to enable higher
volume data transmission. The company plans to introduce its Gigabit
Ethernet PHY technology later this year.
MystiCom offers reusable,
pre-verified cores to designers of ASSPs, ASICs and standard integrated
circuits. The MystiPHY110 is a 10/100 Mbits/s Ethernet PHY, or transceiver,
that has been designed using patent-pending DSP and mixed-signal techniques.
MystiCom, a supplier of communications silicon intellectual property (SIP) for
system-on-chip (ScC) design, is based in Netanya, Israel.
According to David Almagor, founder and CEO of MystiCom, Ltd., several companies have licensed the MystiPHY110 core and integrated it into their standard CMOS processes. In addition, the MystiPHY110 has been qualified for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s existing 0.25 and future 0.18-micron process technologies.
The combination of MystiCom's core with Infineon's comprehensive IP portfolio and advanced
process technology enables the design of highly integrated, technically
superior communications ICs," said Almagor. "Together, MystiCom and Infineon are driving the
market for SOC devices that can accommodate the expanding bandwidth
requirements of networks and the Internet."
Infineon roducts incorporating MystiCom's PHY core are expected to begin sampling in the first quarter of 2001.