ESS Technology has released a new chip for VoIP phones.

By embedding two subscriber line interface circuits (SLICs) along with an Ethernet switch, ESS says the ES9701 will provide a high level of integration at a low cost for both VoIP adapters and applications.

Included in its features is a 32-bit RISC processor, an AES encryption module and an LCD display with keypad interface.

The ES9701 also comes packaged with a VoIP phone/adapter reference design as well as a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) stack.

Robert Wong, the firm’s vice-president of marketing and worldwide sales, said the ES9701 enables rapid development of VoIP phones and adapters at the lowest system cost."

"Finally, we can have affordable VoIP for everyone," he said.

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