Infineon Designs Gateway

MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies today introduced a wireless broadband integrated access device (IAD) reference design for Digital Home Networks. The new design is based on Infineon's IAD-on-a-Chip solution, the Danube, which combines an ADSL2/2+ transceiver, a 32-bit MIPS CPU, a VoIP co-processor and two integrated codecs. Infineon's IAD reference design also features 802.11n WLAN connectivity based on the draft 1.0 specification, and a low-power Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) base-station that provides a robust and reliable solution for wireless phone calls over VoIP. This complete hardware/software solution is intended to help companies to rapidly develop broadband IADs and residential gateways that support multiple wireless electronic devices and multiple cordless handsets via a single ADSL2+ broadband connection.

"Having a turnkey reference design frees system manufacturers from dealing with basic technology integration, and allows them to focus on product customization and feature set," said Alex Green, Research Director, Access & Connectivity IMS Research. "To this end, Infineon's new reference design not only saves its OEM customers precious time-to-market, but also allows them to differentiate themselves from the competition." According to IMS Research the market for residential IADs will grow from around 6 million unit shipments in 2006 to around 20 million in 2010. This represents an annual average growth rate of 26% and a growth of 212% over the five year period.

"Infineon is committed to building comprehensive and innovative IAD platforms and system solutions that can continuously provide better value to our customers," said Christian Wolff, Senior Vice President of the Communication Solutions Business Group and General Manager of the Wireline Access Business Unit at Infineon. "With our complete reference design solutions we provide our customers with a competitive advantage by enabling them to reduce design efforts and gain faster time to market," he added.

Infineon Technologies AG (NYSE/Frankfurt: IFX)

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