Conexant Systems has announced a single-chip asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) router that replaces up to four devices, often from multiple vendors, while cutting costs.
ADSL delivers an ‘always on’ high-speed broadband Internet connection over existing phone lines at data rates more than 100 times faster than conventional dial-up modems.
The newest member of Conexant’s AccessRunner family, the CX82310 router integrates all of the hardware functions of a high-speed ARM-based network processor, ADSL discrete multi-tone (DMT) engine, analog front end (AFE), and line driver to create a complete ADSL router on a single chip.
Conexant’s CX82310 ADSL router is fully compliant with both the full-rate ADSL and splitterless G.lite standards, and simultaneously supports both universal serial bus (USB) and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet operation. Data transfer rates of up to 8 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream suit it to corporate networks, Internet access, and video delivery.
Packaged in a 256-pin fine pitch ball grid array (FPBGA), the CX82310 will be available in the first half of 2002, and priced at $23 in OEM quantities of 10,000 units.