Infineon Sets New Mark in Chip Integration: New QAM-VDSL Modem-on-Chip Reduces Footprint of Components up to 75 Percent Compared to Current Solutions
Based on Infineons fifth-generation of proven-in-the-field QAM-VDSL technology, the MoC solution incorporates the Digital Transceiver, Analog Front End (AFE) and Line Driver for a VDSL modem. The VDSL5100i also features Infineons new Adaptive Hybrid technology integrated into the AFE. This enables true filterless designs, further reducing the number of external components and associated cost, for both line card and CPE devices. Filterless designs also contribute to reduced BOM (Bill Of Material) costs as well as lower power consumption. Additionally, the filterless technology increases the sensitivity of the modems receiving side, enabling VDSL systems based on Infineons VDSL5100i to achieve market leading reach/rate ratios.
Fully compliant with all international standards requirements, the VDSL5100i provides an aggregate data rate of more than 100 Mbps, including asymmetric data-rates of 70/40 Mbps and symmetric data-rates of 50/50 Mbps over single-pair copper wires. Offering software-controlled band plan and transport protocol selection, Infineons VDSL5100i supports both native Ethernet as well as ATM traffic and provides flexible band allocation and PSD shaping over all VDSL frequencies. VDSL5100i also includes Infineons Long-Reach technology, which utilizes Band 0 frequencies to extending the range of VDSL services to reach distances up to 13,200 feet (4 km).
With millions of QAM VDSL circuits in use today, service providers and equipment manufacturers are now looking for solutions that reduce total system cost and support new waves of deployment to customer premise locations, said Christian Wolff, Vice President of Infineons Wireline Communications Business Group and General Manager of the Access Business Unit. This makes the VDSL5100i, with its extraordinary level of integration, an ideal solution. Roughly one-quarter the size of existing solutions, it provides the flexibility equipment manufacturers expect from Infineon and offers the industrys highest throughput per VDSL port. The most important result of this development is that now system companies have a truly any band plan, any protocol, anywhere chip that enables them to make one VDSL modem design that meets varying service requirements globally, with only software changes needed to configure it, he added.
Engineering samples of Infineons VDSL5100i will be available in August 2003. At production volume the VDSL5100i will be priced comparable to earlier generations of the companys 4-band VDSL chip set.
Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for the automotive and industrial sectors, for applications in the wired communications markets, secure mobile solutions 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 fiscal year 2002 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 5.21 billion with about 30,400 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 http://www.infineon.com
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Fully compliant with all international standards requirements, the VDSL5100i provides an aggregate data rate of more than 100 Mbps, including asymmetric data-rates of 70/40 Mbps and symmetric data-rates of 50/50 Mbps over single-pair copper wires.Press Photo
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