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Conexant strengthens imaging chip portfolio

Newport Beach, Calif.—Conexant Systems Inc. has started to sample an SoC line targeted at fax machines with inkjet, laser, and thermal printing capabilities.

The CX9543X SoCs are offered in a variety of configurations, and support a wide range of optional features, including answering machine, speakerphone, and intercom capabilities.

The CX9543X SoCs use Conexant's V.17 SoftFax technology to enable document transmission. The devices feature dual voice A/D and D/A converters, multiple voice inputs and outputs including a speaker amplifier, a cross-point switch, and additional A/D converters for scanner and other analog sensor inputs. The SoCs also include direct printer control and USB interfaces.

The imaging products are powered by a 180MHz 32-bit RISC processor, a 120MHz DSP image processor and three 288MHz flexible I/O processors that enable connections to a wide range of peripherals, including scanners, printers, memory cards, and liquid crystal displays (LCDs).

Additional features include Conexant's proprietary SmartDAA technology, which eliminates the need for costly components required for discrete data access arrangement (DAA) implementations, and lowers bill-of-material costs. The SoCs are based on Conexant's configurable system solution (CSS) architecture, which allows manufacturers to use a single device for multiple platforms and geographies, reducing product development costs. The fax SoCs are packaged in a 176-pin exposed pad quad flat pack (epQFP).

Pricing: $7 to $15 each in volume quantities, depending on the configuration.
Availability: Sampling now, and will be available in volume quantities in the fourth quarter of 2008.
Datasheet: Click here.

Conexant Systems Inc., www.conexant.com

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