Company says its CX28335 line interface unit is industry’s first single-chip 12-port device

March 12, 2001

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Mindspeed Technologies todayintroduced a 12-port line interface unit (LIU) that will enabletelecommunications equipment manufacturers to more easily increase thedensity of electrical network connections that can be aggregated onto theInternet’s optical core for ultra-high-speed transport. Mindspeed is theInternet Infrastructure business of Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXT). Mindspeed’s CX28335 12-port LIU is a key element for building such Internetinfrastructure equipment as digital loop carriers (DLCs), digital subscriberline access multiplexers (DSLAMs), multi-service access concentrators andOptical add/drop multiplexers (ADMs) that are used to aggregate lower-speedelectrical network connections into higher-speed optical connections.Mindspeed introduced the first multi-port LIU in 1999. The company has nowbuilt on that same innovative three-port platform to deliver a 12-portsolution that again triples available density, this time as compared to thenewest quad-port generation of LIUs.

“Mindspeed continues to raise the bar for line-aggregation density andperformance, helping equipment manufacturers meet escalating bandwidthdemands in the wide area network infrastructure and metropolitan opticalnetworks,” said Raouf Halim, who will become chief executive officer ofMindspeed Technologies when it becomes a separate company. “As with ourindustry-leading line of triple LIU devices, each CX28335 channel iscomposed of completely separate transmit and receive sections with a commonreference clock and dedicated power and ground connections that eliminatecrosstalk and preserve optimum speed and reliability of these aggregatedconnections.”

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