1. Intersil Introduces 3.3-V Ringing SLIC
Intersil has introduced a its ISL5585 line of 3.3-V ringing SLICs with up to -100-V high battery ringing supply voltage capacity. The technology features on-chip ring waveform generation, programmable current limiting, and 65-mW standby power consumption (at -75 VBH). The SLICs also include tip-open ground start operation to support FXS interfaces, and balanced or unbalanced ringing to accommodate legacy PBX trunks.
The SLICs are available in both the 28-lead PLCC package and the very small 32-pad QFN package. An evaluation board and application note are available.
Applications for the technology include short loop access platforms, VoIP, VoCable and VoDSL modems, IP PBX, FTTH, remote subscriber units, and Ethernet terminal adapters.
Products are sampling. General availability is scheduled for October. Depending on the SLIC selected, pricing in quantities of 1000 units is projected to range from $3.65 to $5.50 per unit.
Intersil provides technology to TI, Integrated Devices Technology, and OKI Semiconductor.
3. Local Swiss Gvmt to Deploy Cisco’s AVVID
Swiss Canton of Vaud, a local government agency with 25,000 employees, will deploy Cisco’s AVVID VoIP solution to support voice services throughout its 450 offices.
The agency will deploy Cisco’s 3600 and 7200 series routers as voice gateways and six software-based Cisco Call Managers (replacing 232 classic PBXs). Approximately 2,600 IP phones have been ordered, with more than 1,000 already installed. Cisco expects Canton of Vaud to order more than 12,000 IP phones by 2005, when the project is scheduled for completion. In addition to AVVID, the agency will also deploy Cisco’s Unity and IP Call Center solutions.
Canton of Vaud
5. Voex to Deploy Alcatel’s VoIP Solution
Voice Exchange (VoEx) will deploy Alcatel’s 5020 softswitch and 7505 media gateway to provide VoIP services and expand its international network.
VoEx has PoPs throughout the U.S. and Europe
In other company news, Alcatel has said that it will supply Hubei Telecom, a DSL provider serving China, with its 7670 Routing Switch Platform to enable the provider to offer VoDSL services. Hubei will also deploy Alcatel’s 7470 Multiservice Platform and 5620 Network Manager for management of the provider’s core and access networks.
Voice Exchange (VoEx)