NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Conexant Systems Inc. here said that its AutoBaud technology, now in production release, will speed and ensure interoperability of SDSL connections.
Available across its entire line of ZipWire SDSL modem devices, the AutoBaud technology speeds connections by automatically determining the maximum data rate supported by a line, thus eliminating the need for manual-line qualification, according to the company.
AutoBaud technology, designed to enhance the connection set-up process between SDSL customerpremises and central-office equipment, was first endorsed last October by a group of
telecommunications companies as the basis for a hardware-independent DSL interoperability platform. Conexant has since enhanced the technology to include capabilities such as transport layer and vendor identification to further streamline hardware-independent connection setup.
"AutoBaud technology takes the biggest benefit of SDSL technology, its selectable multi-rate service capabilities, and makes it very easy for carriers to deploy," said Mark Steenstra, director of SDSL marketing for Conexant's Network Access Division. Steenstra added that Conexant plans
to offer a seamless migration path from the current ZipWire products to next-generation products that support the forthcoming ITU-based G.shdsl standard.
AutoBaud technology has been implemented as an embedded software algorithm within the device driver for Conexant's ZipWire SDSL chip, which enables DSL access multiplexers (DSLAMs) to operate at software-selectable data rates from 144 Kbps to 2320 Kbps, while dynamically allocating voice and data bandwidth.