AUSTIN, Tex.--Motorola Inc. here today said it has partnered with Taiwan's TurboComm Tech Inc. to develop a next-generation V.90/G.Lite internal modem for PCs that offers many times the speed of existing analog modems.
The IA600 unit uses Motorola's CopperGold Lite hybrid modem chip, XS143462SK1, which enables Taipei-based TurboComm to add digital subscriber line (DSL) technology to its product line.
TurboComm said it has begun limited production and sampling of the IA600 G.Lite/V.90 modem, and expects to be in full production before the end of this year.
"Our G.Lite solutions enable TurboComm's next-generation digital modem to be more than 25 times faster than today's analog modems," said Matt Nelson, Motorola's CopperGold Lite product line manager.
Offering many advantages for hybrid modems, the CopperGold Lite solution is a low cost, highly integrated product that allows a PC maker to easily replace existing modem offerings and protect users' future functionality through fast Internet connectivity. TurboComm will be able to call on Motorola's extensive IP portfolio and communications background in both analog and DSL technologies, Nelson added.
"Our customers require a reliable, low-cost, and highly integrated solution for enhanced Internet speeds," said Andrew Chiang, TurboComm's R&D director. "With Motorola's CopperGold Lite solutions, we can now meet those requirements with the IA600."