Fremont, Calif.--Jan. 29, 1998--Cirrus Logic Inc. confirmedthat it has joined the Universal ADSL Working Group (UAWG),which is charted to accelerate the development, availability, and adoptionof ADSL technology for high-speed digital Internet access over existingcopper phone lines.
Spearheaded by Compaq, Intel, Microsoft, and leadingtelecommunications companies, UAWG will define technologyrequirements for the International Telecommunications Union (ITU),which is ultimately responsible for setting an ADSL standard. Forthe consumer, the end result will be the assurance that ADSL modemsand related products and services will work together.
In supporting the UAWG initiative, Alexy noted that Cirrus Logicwill leverage its portfolio of products and technologies that addressInternet access, including solutions for 56K modems, ATM on XDSL, andsystem-level integration for Internet boxes.
Cirrus Logic views the UAWG initiative as a timely opportunity toextend its PC modem technology and system know-how from 56K into thehigher speed ADSL space. Within the network infrastructure andInternet appliance segments, the company has already established asignificant presence with the following ADSL-relevant solutions:ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) controller for DSLAM (digitalsubscriber loop access multiplexer) in a central officeapplication; ATM solution that serves as the link-layer controller for "PPPover ATM over ADSL" in a customer premise application;integrated 10Base-T and IEEE1284 for host/PC connectivity;and highly integrated ARM-based system chips for Internet appliances.
Currently available from Cirrus Logic's Communications ProductsDivision, these value-added silicon solutions represent initialentries in a broader product roadmap that addresses networkinfrastructure and remote access applications.
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