Austin, Texas–Nov. 14, 2000–Legerity Inc. recently demonstrated IC technology that simultaneously delivers full-rate asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) and carrier-class voice services. Using its proprietary high-voltage, high-bandwidth process, the company claims that the new technology will significantly reduce the system-level cost and complexity of ADSL equipment by increasing board density and eliminating voice splitters in the network. Legerity chipsets based on this technology are planned to be available next year.
“Legerity’s mission is to deliver silicon solutions that make fully integrated, high-speed data and voice available to everyone,” says Daryl White, president and chief financial officer of Legerity. “The semiconductor technology that Legerity has announced has the power to shift the competitive landscape and playing field for telecom and datacom companies, allowing voice service providers to add data to their offerings, while delivering voice capability to data providers. We believe the advent of integrated data and voice linecards based on Legerity technology will drive universal acceptance of full-rate ADSL communications in the home and office.”
Legerity’s forthcoming integrated data and voice chipset solution will feature an integrated subscriber line architecture that combines 16 voice subscriber lines with 16 ADSL modems. The high-density design will provide communication equipment manufacturers with the flexibility to use multiport ADSL linecards, ranging from 4 to 16 lines, for data-only and integrated data and voice applications, according to the company.