's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands — SiTel Semiconductor has announced that its DECT/CAT-iq technology has been integrated into Broadcom's single-chip Integrated Access Device (IAD). The device claims to be the first of its kind to offer ADSL2+ broadband internet, 802.11n wireless connectivity Gigabit Ethernet switching, Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) and Voice over IP (VoIP). It features a DECT CAT-iq core from SiTel that supports DECT, DECT6.0 and CAT-iq for excellent voice quality and multi-line cordless VoIP.
The single-chip IAD solution is the second development from SiTel and Broadcom's ongoing cooperation. It follows the announcement in March 2009 that the two companies are jointly developing IAD reference designs based on Broadcom's Digital Subscriber Line (xDSL) gateway chipsets and SiTel's DECT / CAT-iq solutions. These reference designs cut the development time and effort for fully-featured IADs. The latest single-chip device goes further, enabling OEMs to significantly reduce component count, size, power and cost.
Electronics industry analyst IMS Research predicts that the number of DSL broadband internet users in the world will rise from 234 million in 2007 to 407 million by 2013. During the same period, the proportion of IADs shipped that include DECT or CAT-iq functionality is projected to grow from 4 to 31 percent with the advanced features and better sound quality of CAT-iq replacing the elder technology entirely by around 2012. For every ten gateways shipped, between five and seven additional handsets are expected to be bought.
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