Newport Beach, Calif.--Sept. 24, 1997--Portable computer users who connect remotely to the Internet or corporate LANs are now using 56 kbps modem chip sets from Rockwell Semiconductor Systems (Newport Beach) to extend battery life while nearly doubling their Web page download speeds, depending on line conditions.
Tests show that Rockwell's low-power K56flex chip sets cut power consumption by as much as 30 percent compared to other modem chip sets, including alternative 56 kbps solutions.
Rockwell's K56flex chip sets for mobile computers began volume production in May and are now available from a variety of Rockwell customers. The chip sets are fully compatible with central-site modem equipment that is now being deployed worldwide.
Rockwell's RSV56ACFL/SP modem chip set offers the lowest power-consumption specifications in the family and can significantly improve battery life for today's mobile computers, since modem devices are traditionally one of the biggest power-consuming devices in the PC.
Rockwell's software-upgradeable RCVDL56ACFL/SP chip set is available for computer OEMs to embed in their portable PCs and for PC Card manufacturers that require a PCMCIA interface. The chip sets support high-speed data, fax, speakerphone, voice/audio, and telephone answering machine operation. They also support connection to analog cellular networks in the U.S. models, and Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) digital cellular networks in the World Class models.
Rockwell Semiconductor Systems
Newport Beach, CA
Return to Headlines