Mindspeed’s Comcerto 300xv Processor Cuts Fiber-Access Equipment Costs and Power Consumption for VoIP Service Delivery
Newest Comcerto Family Member Tailored for Low-Density Access and Enterprise IP-PBX Applications
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD – News), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, today announced the Comcerto® 300xv family of voice over IP (VoIP) processing devices that deliver a complete hardware and software solution for integrated VoIP media, signaling and control processing in low-to-medium density next-generation network (NGN), IP multimedia system (IMS) and IP-private branch exchange (IP-PBX) equipment.
Mindspeed®’s Comcerto 300xv system-on-chip (SoC) leverages the company’s award-winning multi-core Comcerto 300 architecture and reduces bill of material (BOM) costs for such price-sensitive platforms as passive optical networking (PON) multi-dwelling unit (MDU) equipment and IP-PBX systems. Its flexible architecture makes it easy for customers to differentiate their products, and includes support for master/slave modes and multiple booting methods. The turnkey solution’s complete, production-quality OpenWrt-based Linux design kit provides access to hundreds of applications and can be used to create a functionally complete routing platform. The device is also supported by a complete reference design package, including an open-source session initiation protocol (SIP) signaling stack and low-level board support packages (BSP). Platforms using the Comcerto 300xv SoC retain full software feature and application programming interface (API) compatibility with prior Comcerto 300 designs. The software also supports wideband voice codecs for high-definition VoIP applications.
“Mindspeed continues to drive cost and performance improvements for our Comcerto carrier-class voice processing platform,” said Tricus Wang, product manager for Mindspeed’s communications convergence processing (CCP) business unit. “The Comcerto 300xv is an ideal solution for cost- and power-sensitive VoIP platforms ranging from passive optical networking equipment and IP digital subscriber line (DSL) access multiplexers to multi-service access nodes and IP-PBX equipment. It provides a complete, low-cost, high-value VoIP media and control processing solution between narrowband time-division multiplexing (TDM) and Ethernet, allowing inexpensive POTS termination systems to be built on an Ethernet / LAN-based architecture.”
According to market research firm Infonetics, by 2014, worldwide PON revenue is expected to increase to $4.9 billion, representing a 2009-2014 compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent. By 2014, Infonetics expects total PON ports to increase to just over 31 million, representing a 5-year CAGR of 28 percent.
The Comcerto 300xv device’s two ARM® processors are coupled through shared memory to create a complete media stream processing (MSP) subsystem. One processor is paired to powerful digital signal processing (DSP) resources and integrated memory to optimize real-time, low-latency voice processing, while the other is dedicated to control and signaling processing (CSP) functions. The inclusion of two independently configurable 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces enables the Comcerto 300xv device to support a rich set of configuration options, and allows direct control and management of Ethernet switches or PON media access control (MAC) functions.
Comcerto 300xv devices are available in six performance levels to support from four to more than 128 G.711/20ms channels with echo cancellation, tone detection and other POTS-focused features.
Pricing and Availability
The Comcerto 300xv is sampling now and scheduled for volume production in the second half of 2010. It is packaged in a 484-ball, 19x19mm low-profile ball grid array (LBGA). Both RoHS and non-RoHS versions are available. Pricing for the devices and production software starts at less than $18 in OEM volumes of 10,000 for the lowest performance member of the family, the M82321.
About Mindspeed Technologies
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. designs, develops and sells semiconductor solutions for communications applications in the wireline and wireless network infrastructure, which includes today’s separate but interrelated and converging enterprise, broadband access, metropolitan and wide area networks. Our products are classified into three focused product families: communications convergence processing, high-performance analog and wide area networking communications. Our products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in a variety of network infrastructure equipment, including voice and media gateways, high-speed routers, switches, access multiplexers, cross-connect systems, add-drop multiplexers, digital loop carrier equipment, IP private branch exchanges (PBXs), optical modules, broadcast video systems and wireless base station equipment.
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