Newport Beach, Calif. Conexant Systems, Inc. has developed a document imaging system-on-chip (SoC) with complete imaging, communications capabilities, and peripheral control functions for facsimile machines. The CX95410 is based on Conexant's Configurable System Solution (CSS) architecture, which allows manufacturers to use a single device across multiple product platforms. Upshot: Greater design flexibility and lower cost.
The highly-integrated CX95410 SoC also includes Conexant's SoftFax technology and SmartDAA technology, which eliminate the need for line transformers, relays, and opto-isolators that are typically used in discrete data access arrangement (DAA) implementations, thus reducing the bill-of-materials cost and simplifying product design, said the company.
The CX95410 is powered by a 180-megahertz (MHz) 32-bit RISC processor, a 120-MHz digital signal processor-based (DSP) image processor, and three 288-MHz flexible I/O processors that enable connections to a wide range of peripherals including scanners, printers, and liquid crystal displays (LCDs). The SoC also includes integrated analog-to-digital converters for image and temperature sensors. Optional features supported include software-based voice compression/decompression for digital telephone answering machines and full-duplex speakerphones.
Conexant offers the SoC, along with the company's associated development systems, to provide manufacturers with the core hardware and software required to develop a complete fax machine. The CX95410 is designed into Panasonic's new family of facsimile machines shipping in Japan in February.
Pricing: Ranges from $5.00 to $10.00 each, depending on quantity and feature set. A complete evaluation system and supporting firmware are also available.
Availability: The CX95410 is in volume production now. The device is packaged in a 176-pin low quad flat pack (LQFP).
Conexant Systems Inc., 1-949-483-4600, www.conexant.com