Winbond tailors four-channel codec for short-loop VoIP applications

San Jose, Calif.—Winbond Electronics Corporation America has introduced what is claims is the industry's first four-channel codec optimized for short-loop VoIP applications.

The W68438 is part of Winbond's Pro-X (PROgrammable Extended) series of CODEC/SLCC device. The W684386 supports four FXS telephone line interfaces on a single low-power CMOS device. The W684386 also delivers the optimum idle channel noise and return loss performance.

The W684386 leverages Winbond's proprietary CODEC/SLCC architecture, combining four programmable codecs that enable the device to support a comprehensive set of signaling capabilities for telephone line supervision and control, offload processor overhead and offer designers a user-friendly signal-processing environment. The W684386's four-channel SLCC block supports programmable impedance matching and trans-hybrid balancing ensuring that worldwide compliance can be supported from a single hardware configuration.

The W684386 targets the VoIP equipment market, including products such as high-density VoIP gateways, analog telephone adapters, voice-enabled DSL and cable modems, IP-PBX, FTTX systems, and set-top boxes.

Pricing: $4.50 in 10K quantities.
Availability: Now in a 128-QFP package with full production scheduled for the second quarter of 2008.

Datasheets: Click here.

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