Infineon Intros VOIP Chip

Infineon announced INCAR-IP2, a single-chip Gigabit Ethernet IP (Internet Protocol)-phone solution

March 2, 2006

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MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX), a leading provider of communication ICs (Integrated Circuits), today announced INCAR-IP2, a single-chip Gigabit Ethernet IP (Internet Protocol)-phone solution.

INCA-IP2, Infineon's second generation IP-phone system-on-a-chip uses a highly innovative architecture based on two MIPS32R 24KEcT processors each running at 400MHz. Its first-of-its-kind approach uses one CPU (Central Processing Unit) as a network processor while the second core employs a unique real-time operating system paired with dedicated VoIP Hardware. This turns INCA-IP2 into a powerful voice engine capable of supporting an almost unlimited range of advanced voice applications while providing benchmark voice quality. The novel approach of INCA-IP2 also doubles the processing power compared to competing solutions that consist of a CPU and a DSP (Digital Signal Processor). With this scalability, system vendors can now improve time to market and turn IP phones into future-proof, powerful and user-friendly multimedia devices, with icon driven menus on color displays, data encryption and even video decoding.

"Infineon offers the industry's most advanced and comprehensive IP-phone on-a-chip solution," said Stephan Grinzinger, Vice President Product Management Devices & Access, Siemens Communications Enterprise Systems. "INCA-IP2's unique architecture allows us to develop a range of telephones with excellent voice quality and enough CPU power and memory capability to easily offer feature upgrades depending on our business user's requirements. We have tested the INCA-IP2 with persuasive results and plan to incorporate it in our next generation feature-rich IP-phone platforms."

With GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) network performance now a reality in the enterprise, the IP-phone has become a vital link in the network rather than its end point. INCA-IP2 provides designers with enough processing power and Gigabit Ethernet speeds to implement new voice and graphical features addressing current business users' needs, while creating a scalable platform for future enhancements. With one processor core of the INCA-IP2 used for packet handling and running the operating system, the second core runs application specific DSP code to ensure jitter free high-quality VoIP performance. In addition, INCA-IP2's extensive data encryption and authentication features bring the IP-phone into line with the strict security requirements of today's enterprise network.

"We are fully committed to develop best-in-class semiconductor solutions that enable our customers to exceed market requirements in wired communications," said Christian Wolff, Senior Vice President of the Communication Solutions Business Group and General Manager of the Wireline Access Business Unit at Infineon. "Building upon our system expertise we can now help our customers to quickly react to the changing requirements in VoIP. The INCA-IP2 allows our customers to individualize and scale their product design while shortening their time-to-market in this increasingly competitive market environment," he added.

Infineon Technologies AG (NYSE/Frankfurt: IFX)

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