Mindspeed Unveils 12-Port LIU

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

“Mindspeed continues to raise the bar for line-aggregation density and performance, helping equipment manufacturers meet escalating bandwidth demands in the wide area network infrastructure and metropolitan optical networks,” said Raouf Halim, who will become chief executive officer of Mindspeed Technologies when it becomes a separate company. “As with our industry-leading line of triple LIU devices, each CX28335 channel is composed of completely separate transmit and receive sections with a common reference clock and dedicated power and ground connections that eliminate crosstalk and preserve optimum speed and reliability of these aggregated connections.”

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