Samsung Electronics has developed a 3 chip set to support ADSL networks. A Discrete Multitone (DMT) Processor IC, controller IC and Analog Front End (AFE) ICs are for use in digital modems with transmission speeds of up to 8Mbp/sec.
Most ADSL devices on the market are fabricated with the 0.25-micron technology and operate on 2.5V, while Samsung has applied 0.18-micron CMOS processing that allows the new chips to use a 1.8V supply
In addition to offering the three core ADSL components, Samsung plans to integrate the DMT Processor IC and controller IC on a single chip using 0.13-micron technology in the second half of 2002.
The ADSL modem market is estimated at around 10 million units this year and is forecast to surge to 21 million units per annum by 2005.
Samsung will begin mass production of its ADSL chipsets in the first half of this year.