ADTRAN Selects Infineon`s ADSL 2+ GEMINAX MAX Chipset to Address Growing Demand for xDSL Broadband Access in North America
Big service providers are aggressively marketing DSL technology, with the vision of migrating todays broadband data customer to a full multi-media subscriber within the next few years, said Steve Rago, Principal Analyst, Market Intelligence Services, iSuppli. Net DSL subscribers in the USA are expected to jump by 40 percent in 2005 and reach almost 30 million by the end of 2006. There is also a strong trend in the USA to push the DSLAM closer to the subscriber. Remote DSLAM ports are growing by more than 33 percent per year.
Infineons GEMINAX MAX chipset fully supports the latest international standards for ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+ and various Annexes. The ConverGate network processor, from Infineon's family of ATM and Ethernet communication convergence processors, is specially designed for traffic aggregation on Ethernet backplanes.
The Infineon GEMINAX MAX chipset is based on our expertise in ADSL2+ technology with more than 6 million ports shipped in 2004 alone, said Christian Wolff, Vice President Communications Business Group and General Manager Wireline Access Business Unit at Infineon. It provides significant advantage in terms of density, power and cost.
Technical details about GEMINAX MAX and ConverGate chipsThe GEMINAX MAX is an 8-channel ADSL/ADSL2 and ADSL2+ solution for Central Office, DSLAM, and DLC (Digital Loop Carrier) applications. GEMINAX MAX allows downstream data rates up to 24 Mbit/s over each of its eight channels and fully supports the latest international standards for ADSL, ADSL2, and ADSL2+.
ConverGate belongs to Infineon's family of ATM and Ethernet communication convergence processors specially suited for xDSL traffic aggregation on IP-DSLAM line cards or IP pizza boxes with fast or Gigabit Ethernet backplanes. With its versatile multiprocessor architecture and high-speed interfaces, it provides support for current and evolving network protocol stacks and sets the base for value-added services like video-distribution via Multicast or VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks).
The GEMINAX MAX and ConverGate chipsets will be on display at the Infineon booth (# 55010) at the SUPERCOMM tradeshow in Chicago, June 7-9, 2005.
ADTRAN, Inc. and Infineon both will demonstrate ADTRANs Total Access 48-port ADSL2+ DSLAM, with integrated POTS splitters, based on Infineons GEMINAX MAX chipset, at their booths at SUPERCOMM.
More information is available at http://www.adtran.com and http://www.infineon.com/adsl.