JOINS MULTI-VENDOR ADSL CONSORTIUM
AT UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE'S INTEROPERABILITY LABORATORY
FREMONT, Calif., July 13, 1999 - Deepening its commitment to international
industry standards, Centillium Technology Corporation today announced
that it has joined the Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) Consortium
of the InterOperability Laboratory located on the campus of the University
of New Hampshire (UNH-IOL). The UNH-IOL ADSL Consortium tests G.lite
(G.992.2) and G.dmt (G.992.1) networking equipment for multi-vendor
interoperability to ITU standards and specifications.
Centillium plans to participate in future multi-vendor ADSL testing
periods scheduled at the University of New Hampshire. In addition, Centillium
will submit digital G.lite modems and central office/DLC line cards,
based on its Optimizer and CopperLite chipset families,
to help build an interoperability testbed at the UNH-IOL and to investigate
interoperability with G.992.2-compliant networking equipment from other
"As one of the suppliers of G.lite technology, Centillium brings
an additional perspective to the ADSL Consortium," said Scott Valcourt,
ADSL Consortium Manager. "Centillium's involvement reinforces the
necessity of interoperability as a key factor to ADSL's future success.
The Laboratory provides an independent setting where engineers come
to examine interoperability issues and solve problems in common surroundings,
benefiting individual vendors as well as the ADSL industry as a whole.
Companies using the laboratory generate significant gains from mutual
interoperability testing and provide a valuable education to our students."
"Joining this well-respected independent testing organization will
benefit our customers," said Faraj Aalaei, vice president of marketing
and business development, Centillium Technology. "Membership in
the UNH-IOL ADSL Consortium allows us to test interoperability with
several vendors at once. It also enables us to identify specific conformance,
management and configuration issues, speeding the time-to-market for
our initial G.lite-compliant products, as well as future enhancements."
Centillium CO Chipset Solutions
The two-part CopperLite
CO (central office) chipset consists of the CT-L21DC08 Digital chip
and CT-L21AC08 Analog chip. Networking equipment manufacturers can use
these cost-effective, power-efficient chip sets as the foundation for
multi-port line cards in DLCs and DSL Access Multiplexers (DSLAMs),
as well as next generation carrier-class platforms.
The CopperLite CO chipset is highly integrated and offers maximum port
density, supporting up to eight DSL ports with just two chips. Very
low power requirements help keep power dissipation to just 0.65 watts
per port. The CopperLite chip set was recently used by Promatory Communications
to build the industry's highest port density line card with 32 ports.
Promotory's DSLAM can deliver 1000 G.lite ports in a standard 7-foot
rack based on Centillium's chip set.
The CopperLite CO chipset is based on Centillium's software-upgradable
Communications DSP, which ensures long product life cycles without the
need for costly hardware upgrades. The chipset provides end users with
high-bandwidth Internet access at speeds of 1536kbps downstream and
512kbps upstream over "Plain Old Telephone Service" (POTS)
- or up to 27 times faster than conventional 56kbps analog modems.
Centillium CPE Chipset Solutions
announced the Optimizer USB chipset family, the most highly integrated,
lowest power-consumption CPE chipset for consumer DSL modems. Based
on third-generation patented technology, Centillium's Optimizer CPE
chipset dramatically reduces the cost, form factor, and power usage
normally associated with DSL modems. For the first time ever, modem
manufacturers can develop business card-sized G.lite CPE modems, while
carriers and consumers can leverage the preferred Universal Serial Bus
interface to ease the deployment of DSL services.
About the University of New
Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory
of New Hampshire is the Land, Sea and Space Grant public university
of the State of New Hampshire. The InterOperability Laboratory, founded
in 1988, serves to educate students in computer communications technology
and to foster interoperability within the 16 industry groups involved
in the Laboratory. Over 100 worldwide companies are members of the UNH
InterOperability Laboratory. For more information, visit the UNH InterOperability
Laboratory at http://www.iol.unh.edu.
About Centillium Technology
is a communication solutions company dedicated to delivering high-speed
Internet access to bandwidth-hungry businesses and consumers. The company
designs and markets Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) chipset solutions
for central office equipment, DLC line cards, and customer premises
equipment. Centillium's chipset family is the industry's highest port
density, lowest power dissipation solution available to networking equipment
manufacturers today. Additional information is available at http://www.centillium.com.
© 1999 Centillium
Technology Corp. CopperLite is a trademark of Centillium Technology
Corp. All other products or service names mentioned herein are the property
of their respective owners.