COPPER MOUNTAIN SELECTS
CENTILLIUM CHIPSET FOR NEW COPPEREDGE G.LITE LINE CARDS
Office Chipset Delivers Ultra-High Line-Density with 24 Ports Per Card
FREMONT, Calif., September 27, 1999 - Centillium Communications,
Inc. today announced that Copper Mountain Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: CMTN)
has selected Centillium's CopperLite Central Office (CO) chipset
for its new 24-port G.lite (ITU-T G.992.2) plug-in line cards. The CopperLite
CO chipset provides all of the line card functionality needed to connect
end-customers to Copper Mountain's carrier-class CopperEdge® family
of DSL concentrators. With this new 24-port G.lite line card, service
providers can offer businesses, telecommuters and residential users
cost-effective, high-speed, always-on Internet and remote LAN access
concurrent with lifeline Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) voice on
a single copper loop.
CopperEdge 200 and CopperEdge 150 DSL Concentrators, installed in telephone
company central offices or in multi-tenant buildings, allow Copper Mountain's
Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) and service provider customers
to leverage installed copper wire infrastructure to satisfy the ever-increasing
demand for bandwidth. Copper Mountain's new G.lite line card protects
carriers' existing investments in CopperEdge concentrators, allowing
them to mix and match new G.lite line cards with SDSL and IDSL line
cards already widely deployed in CopperEdge systems nationwide. The
G.lite standard was developed to overcome deployment and cost obstacles
inherent in first generation Full-Rate ADSL solutions, making it ideal
for mass-market deployment.
"Centillium won our business with great engineering and outstanding
system integration," said Joe Markee, founder and chief technical
officer of Copper Mountain. "The CopperLite chipset solution not
only passed all of our rigorous qualification tests, and met our requirements
for high-performance and low power consumption, but also delivered the
high-density solution we required to produce a 24-port line card. This
is a real benefit to CLECs who operate within the limited confines of
a leased central office space."
"This design win with Copper Mountain is a milestone in the market's
acceptance of the CopperLite chipset solution," said Faraj Aalaei,
co-founder and vice president of marketing for Centillium. "It
positions Centillium as a key supplier of G.lite communication solutions
to Copper Mountain, the leading provider of DSL networking solutions
"By selecting the CopperLite chipset solution for their G.lite
line card, Copper Mountain has taken a very realistic approach to the
ADSL market," said Al Gharkhanian, director of central office marketing
for Centillium. "With very high line density and low power consumption,
the CopperLite chipset provides a pragmatic, cost-effective next generation
ADSL solution that is a true implementation of the worldwide G.lite
standard. It literally delivers a quantum leap to the industry with
two or even three times the density of Full-Rate ADSL line cards."
Centillium CO Chipset
CopperLite CO 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 Digital Loop Carriers (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 below 600 milliwatts
per port on the chip set. Another significant advantage of CopperLite
is that its analog chip integrates most of the external filtering (hybrid)
typically reqired by other ADSL chipsets, thereby reducing the necessary
hybrid-component count by half.
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 1.536 Mbps downstream and
512 kbps upstream - or up to 27 times faster than conventional 56 kbps
analog modems - operating concurrently with POTS.
About Copper Mountain
Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: CMTN) develops and markets a comprehensive family
of DSL solutions that enable high-speed internetworking over existing
copper facilities. The company's mission is to enable carriers and other
service providers to offer a full range of high-performance, cost-effective
data and voice services over DSL that are easy to deploy, use, and manage.
Copper Mountain's CopperRocket CPE family addresses the bandwidth,
reliability, ease-of-use, and cost concerns of remote offices and users.
Its carrier-class CopperEdge® DSL concentrators and CopperView
network management solutions offer a robust and scalable platform for
carriers and multi-tenant unit service providers to generate a high
return on investment while satisfying the ever-increasing user demand
for bandwidth. Customers wanting more information about Copper Mountain
products can contact Diana Helfrich at (650) 687-3314, or visit the
Company's World Wide Web site at http://www.coppermountain.com. For
investor relations information, call toll free 877-INFO-CMTN (463-6268)
or contact us at [email protected].
Copper Mountain and all Copper Mountain product names are trademarks
of Copper Mountain Networks, Inc. Other brand and product names are
trademarks of their respective holders.
About Centillium Communications
Communications, Inc. 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. Centillium Communications,
Inc. is located at 47211 Lakeview Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538. Additional
information is available at http://www.centillium.com.
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