Mindspeed Technologies has announced the addition of two new devices to its Comcerto 300 Series of highly-integrated VoIP processors.

The supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications said the new devices provide a performance/cost ratio targeted at eight and 16 port fiber-based access (FTTx) equipment.

Kurt Michel, VoIP marketing director of Mindspeed’s multiservice access business unit, said that since the launch of the Comcerto 300 Series in January 2008, the devices have been selected by more than two dozen customers for over three dozen designs, across all major regional markets.

A majority of these designs are within Tier 1 carrier FTTx equipment.

"These new devices extend and complement a product family that has already experienced tremendous market acceptance with FTTx access equipment manufacturers worldwide since its launch 18 months ago," he said.

According to Dell’Oro Group, access VoIP port shipments will grow at a 51 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), from 11 million ports in 2008 to 85 million ports in 2013.

It is expected that ninety per cent of the access ports in 2013 will be in multi-dwelling units (MDUs), Internet protocol digital subscriber line access multiplexer (IPDSLAMs) and multiservice access nodes (MSANs) for FTTx, a segment specifically targeted by the Comcerto 300.

With carrier-grade Comcerto 300-based FTTx equipment deployments now in process, Michel said its customers can expect to gain a time-to-market advantage from the Comcerto 300 product offering, which includes both devices and production-tested VoIP processing software.

He said Mindspeed’s total system solution removes much of the system complexity and risk, which often plagues new equipment development.

The two new devices bring the benefits of the Comcerto 300 family to lower-performance/lower-density applications at a lower cost, while retaining software, application programming interface (API), and footprint compatibility with the rest of the Comcerto 300 family.

The M82351 targets eight ports of complex VoIP, while the M82352 targets 16 ports, further improving the industry’s most scalable VoIP solution.

Michel said the company is very pleased to have a product family that clearly addresses the critical needs of the FTTx equipment market, at a time when that market is experiencing rapid growth.

"We also look forward to providing our Comcerto 300 customers a continually evolving set of advanced capabilities and features that the platform was designed to support – including high-speed fax relay and wideband (high definition) voice," he said.

"We believe that these features will ensure that Mindspeed customers stay on the leading edge of next-generation network (NGN) evolution."

Comcerto 300 Series access processors integrate a complete media access gateway in a single device by combining signaling and control processing, packet processing and a rich set of interfaces and features.

Michel said that by enabling VoIP on a line card, the Comcerto 300 Series reduces system complexity and leverages the Ethernet-based access equipment architectures that already support xDSL termination line cards.

He said the family is also well suited for Enterprise IP-PBX applications.

The Comcerto 300 Series M82351 and M82352 devices are now available in two packaging options (RoHS/standard) for production volumes.

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