Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE:TXN] announced the newest members of its Voice over IP (VoIP) gateway silicon and software solutions that will enable equipment manufacturers to achieve higher channel densities with improved voice quality. TI’s newest gateway solutions are powered by its TMS320C64x+[tm] digital signal processor (DSP) that significantly increases performance for VoIP and video encode, decode and transcode applications. The flexible architecture of TI’s new solutions allows equipment manufacturers to transition to a common hardware and software architecture that scales from eight to several hundreds of channels while supporting advanced voice and video features.
The TNETV2664, TNETV2666, TNETV2686 and TNETV2689 are the newest additions to TI’s field-proven medium density VoIP gateway product family. These solutions support an Ethernet interface and full IP encapsulation that allows the DSPs to put voice media directly on the network. This integration enables manufacturers to choose a smaller, more cost-effective host processor thereby simplifying their hardware design and reducing overall bill of material (BOM) costs. TI’s gateway solutions include pin compatible options with different channel densities, which gives equipment manufacturers the ability to design a common hardware architecture that can scale across a range of product configurations and applications.
“The power and performance of TI’s C64x DSP enables our newest family of enterprise gateway solutions to deliver improved voice transmission and high quality video,” said Fred Zimmerman, director of CPE solutions for TI’s voice solutions business unit. “We are listening to our enterprise and service provider customers’ needs and equipping them with the most sophisticated voice gateway solutions that will allow them to expand their application offerings and meet the growing demands of service providers.”
As the first of TI’s medium density gateway solutions to operate on the C64x+ DSP core, manufacturers will now be able to integrate video capabilities to their products and still support voice and fax communications between TDM and packet telephony networks.
The improved processing power enabled by the C64x+ architecture combined with increased on-chip memory significantly improves voice gateway performance while enabling higher channel densities.
The number of enterprise VoIP deployments continues to increase globally as businesses increasingly invest in IP-based systems, demanding more cost-effective telecommunications services that can transmit high-quality voice and video data, as well as advanced voice applications. According to Infonetics Research, the enterprise telephony market rose to $9.6 billion for 2007, up six percent over 2006, with hybrid IP-PBX systems accounting for two thirds of all lines shipped last year.
“End users are clearly sold on the idea of VoIP, with sales of enterprise VoIP systems far outpacing those of legacy systems,” said Matthias Machowinski, Infonetics Research, directing analyst, Enterprise Voice & Data “But to stay ahead and meet the next wave of customer demand, manufacturers will need to continue enhancing their products. TI’s latest gateway solution is a great example of a system that has many of the features necessary to allow OEMs to strengthen their offerings, such as echo cancellation, conference bridging, and video transcoding, while at the same time keeping development costs in check.”
With over 750 million VoIP ports shipped to date, TI supplies the industry’s widest portfolio of voice silicon and software products deployed worldwide, including solutions for IP phones, enterprise VoIP gateways and carrier class equipment.
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