|[August 09, 2011]
Atmel Selects Conexant's Soft Modems for New Devices in ARM9-based MCU Family
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor
solutions for imaging, audio, embedded
modem, and video surveillance applications, today announced that its
soft modem technology has been integrated into new devices in Atmel (News - Alert)
Corporation's (Nasdaq: ATML) SAM9
ARM926-based family of microcontrollers (MCUs). Atmel®, a
leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, has
incorporated Conexant's System Side Device (SSD) to allow a Conexant
modem driver to run on the MCU, and provides the physical interface to
Conexant's field proven, market leading, fourth generation silicon DAA.
"Conexant pioneered the sft modem for the PC industry, and our
partnership enables us to provide higher-level system integration,
worldwide compliance and certified modem solutions for all the different
embedded markets that our MPUs will serve," said Jacko Wilbrink,
marketing director of ARM (News - Alert) products, Atmel Corporation.
The new Atmel SAM9 devices, such as the SAM9G15, SAM9G25, SAM9G35,
SAM9X25 and SAM9X35, combined with Conexant's CX20548 SmartDAA® and
firmware provides a cost-effective solution for modem implementations in
applications that require data communication. These applications include
Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals, industrial and building control systems,
HVAC, printers and medical devices, smart grid with data concentrators,
human machine interfaces (HMI) and machine-to-machine (M2M) interfaces.
"Conexant's line of software modem solutions are proven, reliable
products with cumulative shipments exceeding 600 million units to over
60 countries worldwide - they have been built with the needs of our
customers around the globe in mind," noted Sailesh Chittipeddi (News - Alert), Ph.D.,
Conexant president and chief executive officer. "Our proprietary
SmartDAA technology allows worldwide compliance with a single design."
Key benefits of Conexant's soft modem solutions include:
Vertically integrated software modem function that mitigates
Royalty-free software package included with purchase of Conexant's
CX20548 SmartDAA 4 Line Side Device.
Streamlined interface to Conexant's fourth generation SmartDAA.
Saves the cost of an external modem chip in addition to the DAA.
Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and
manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced
logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF)
components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual
property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the
electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on
industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.
Atmel® is a registered trademark of Atmel Corporation in U.S.
and/or other countries.
Conexant's comprehensive portfolio of innovative semiconductor solutions
includes products for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video
surveillance applications. Conexant is a fabless semiconductor company
headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif. To learn more, please visit www.conexant.com.
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