Infineon's QAM-VDSL Gains Wide Support in Japan; Ando Selects Infineon's Standards Compliant Packet over VDSL Chipset for Video DSLAM Systems

Jul 3, 2002 | Market News

Tokyo, Japan – July 3, 2002 – Infineon Technologies (FSE/NYSE: IFX), a leading provider of integrated circuits (ICs) for advanced communication systems, today announced that Ando Electric Co. Ltd., an industry leader in the design of cutting edge digital and optical communications solutions, has selected Infineon’s ITU-T standard compliant Packet over VDSL (PoVDSL) chipset for its video-transmission capable VDSL solution.

Ando’s VDSLAM (Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) system will be shown in the Infineon booth - Hall 1, #1W33 - at the Networld+Interop exhibition, Tokyo, Japan, July 3 – 5, 2002.

Ando’s VDSL access system integrates Infineon’s PoVDSL chipset in both the DSLAM (VDSLAM AT 6401) and customer premises modem. It supports symmetric packet data transmission, including multi-channel video, at data rates up to 40 Mbps over distances of 1.5 km (4500 ft) and higher bit rates in shorter loops. The ITU-T standard compliant PoVDSL chipset is based on the widely deployed QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) line modulation technique. This proven technology enables a simple and rapid design of cost-effective broadband-over-copper DSLAM and CPE systems.

“Infineon’s PoVDSL chipset is a proven solution for the transport of video and data over more than 1km of standard copper telephone wiring,” said Yoshinobu Fukuda, General Manager Network Division, Ando Electric Co, Ltd. “On the DSLAM side, the reduced foot-print of the chipset supports the quick roll-out of high density systems that will help to accelerate the deployment of ITU-T standard VDSL in Japan,” he

“The demand for VDSL based DSLAMs is increasing in Japan, and the technology choices made by market leaders such as Ando will define the dominant platforms for the next generation of broadband access solutions,” said Yasuaki Mori, President of Infineon Japan. “Fully compliant with the ITU VDSL standard requirements, our Packet over VDSL chipset adds additional capabilities to DSL access systems by enabling high-speed Ethernet services at distances over 10 times that of the traditional LAN,” added Mr. Mori.

About Ando Electric Co., Ltd.

Ando provides products in the “measurement instrument fields” of optical and digital communications and in the “network instruments fields” of communications equipment in the access area. In the network instruments field, Ando has been developing and producing various kinds of network equipment centering around broadband and access, which are based on technologies that have been cultivated in both development and production of measurement instruments at Ando. Ando currently employs over 1,000 people at 26 locations worldwide, including the US, Japan, Asia and Europe. For further information, please visit the Ando Electric home page at

About Infineon

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), 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 Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). Further information is available at

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