Chip Solutions for Communications and Memory Applications
Infineon Technologies today announces the release of new products across key business groups:
- Infineon First to Support Extended Data Rate ADSL2 Specification
- Availability of Industry's first single-chip T3/E3 digital Framer and analog Line Interface Unit TE3-FALC
- First Samples of 2 Gigabyte Registered Double Data Rate Dual In-line Memory Module available
- First Samples of Hard Disk Drive Read Channel Exceeding 2 Gbps Data Rate available
Access Communications Products
Infineon to Support Extended Data Rate ADSL2 Specificatio
Telecom equipment providers now can offer faster data rates and longer reach in central office and digital loop carrier systems for broadband data and voice/data services. Infineon has released an IC to support the specifications of ITU G.992.3/ G.992.4, known as ADSL2. In addition to extended data rates on loop lengths up to 8000 ft, and longer reach at lower rates, ADSL2 also provides better diagnostics and system control features. The new IC is a drop-in ready component of the Geminax ADSL Transceiver chipset, and is sampling now to qualified customers. For further information: www.infineon.com/adsl
Availability of Industry's first single-chip T3/E3 digital Framer and analog Line Interface Unit TE3-FALC
The industry's first single-chip T3/E3 digital Framer and analog Line Interface Unit, supporting telecommunications/ data communications links at 44.736 Megabit per second (Mbps) data rates is available now. The TE3-FALC supports unchannelized T3 and E3 applications, and maps either ATM cells or IP packets into the T3 or E3 payload. An embedded microcontroller runs firmware that allows a line card processor to communicate with the TE3-FALC using high level command and status information. Priced at less than $50 per device in high volumes, and supported with a fully operational evaluation platform that includes complete Layer 1 Device Driver code, TE3-FALC is a fully programmable solution for network equipment providers that offers great time-to-market benefits.
For further information: www.infineon.com/cgi/ecrm.dll/ecrm/scripts/prod_cat.jsp?oid=-9289
First Samples of 2 Gigabyte Registered Double Data Rate Dual In-line Memory Module available
Infineon announces the release of 2 Gigabyte (GB) Registered Double Data Rate Dual In-line Memory Module (DDR-1 DIMM), the highest-density main memory solution for computer server, workstation, and high-end PC applications, based on 18 stacked 1Gigabit components (each component contains two 512 Mb DDR RAM chips. Operating at 2.5 V and fully-compliant with JEDEC specifications, the 2 GB DIMMs will be available in standard height (1.7-in. Z height) and reduced height (1.2-in. Z height/1U) versions and operating frequencies of 200 and 266 MHz (DDR 200, DDR 266), 333 MHz (DDR 333) on special request. Samples are available now, with pricing in low volume of $1900 for both versions with mass production beginning by end of this quarter.
For further information: www.Infineon.com/memory
Network and Computer Storage
Hard Disk Drive Read Channel is First to Exceed 2 Gbps Data Rate
An industry-leading data transfer rate and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) performance exceeding all currently available alternatives allows enterprise-class disk drive manufacturers to deliver high throughput drives and improve manufacturing yields to reduce costs by up to 15 percent per drive. The 2 Gigabit-per-second M9600 Read Channel complements Infineons portfolio of power and hard disk controller ICs for disk drives and is suitable for future generation System-on-Chip drive controllers. With all features needed for immediate production use in storage solutions, the M9600 is available now in sample quantities for evaluation and product designs, at pricing of $4.75.
For further information: www.Infineon-NCS.com
Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for applications in the wired and wireless communications markets, for security systems and smartcards, for the automotive and industrial sectors, as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In the fiscal year 2001 (ending September 2001), the company achieved sales of Euro 5.67 billion with about 33,800 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Sock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.