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Z-Com Selects Texas Instruments Embedded WLAN and Voice over IP Solutions for Next Generation USB Adapters and Residential Gateway Modules

Manufacturers Benefit from High Performance, Extended Range and Leading Voice Quality Solutions

Jun 29, 2005

DALLAS and TAIWAN (June 29, 2005) - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE: TXN] today announced that Z-Com, a leading global wireless broadband ODM, has selected TI's Wireless LAN (WLAN) and Voice over IP (VoIP) products for its universal serial bus (USB) adapter and residential gateway (RG) module product lines, enabling consumers to benefit from high quality, integrated broadband data, wireless and voice applications.
Z-Com has developed the XG-750 USB adapter, which plugs into the computer's USB port to enable seamless wireless connectivity. The product is based on TI's TNETW1450 WLAN solution which features a compact design and high security and quality of service (QoS) standards. In addition, Z-Com's RG module incorporates TI's TNETW1350A solution, which features industry-leading output power enabling extended range operation.
Z-Com has also selected TI's TNETV1060 VoIP solution for its P-1050 VoIP gateway, the company's first product targeting the VoIP market. A highly integrated software and silicon system-on-a-chip, TI's expandable and scalable solution is designed to address the requirements of residential and small office/home office (SOHO) gateways.
"TI is pleased to support Z-Com's next generation products with industry leading WLAN and VOIP technology. Z-Com is now shipping a highly differentiated bundled solution to enable seamless connectivity throughout the home," said Dennis Rauschmayer, director of marketing for TI's Residential Gateway and Embedded Systems group.

TI's TNETW1450 and TNETW1350A

Earlier this year TI introduced two members of its family of application-specific WLAN solutions. The IEEE 802.11 a/b/g compatible TNETW1450 media access controller (MAC) and baseband (BB) processor enables manufacturers to add wireless functionality to devices with USB 2.0 interfaces. This compact system solution provides a significant reduction in board size over TI's previous solutions. In addition, the TNETW1450 solution meets the highest level of industry standards, including Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) and WHQL, Wi-Fi and USB-IF certification. TI also introduced the 802.11 a/b/g compatible TNETW1350A MAC and BB processor, which provides on-chip power conversion and regulation, without external filters, reducing component count and bill of materials (BOM) by 50 percent. 

These solutions easily pair with TI's portfolio of flexible radios which offer a full range of performance options. For instance, when coupled with the TNETW1350A solution, the TNETW3422/28 extended range, high output power radio offers up to two times the range of existing solutions at a fraction of the cost. In addition, the latest solutions feature TI's 125Mbps equivalent G++ Mode, enabling throughput up to 36Mpbs.

TI's TNETV1060

TI's TNETV1060 VoIP gateway solution, a complete integrated software and silicon system-on-a-chip, provides all the processing power needed for current and evolving VoIP standards as well as for implementing advanced functionality. The solution integrates TI's programmable TMS320C55xTM generation of DSPs, a MIPS32® 4KEc® processor, and field-proven Telogy SoftwareTM for VoIP. The TNETV1060 also features unique expansion capabilities that allow customers to scale their gateway products to larger business applications requiring additional channels of voice. 


Z-Com's XG-750 USB adapter and the P-1050 are being shipped to leading RG manufacturers worldwide as of Q2 2005. Z-Com's RG module will be available in Q3 2005.

Texas Instruments Broadband Solutions

For OEMs developing broadband communications solutions, TI's advanced signal processing-based silicon and software platforms deliver the optimal performance, lower power consumption, and system-level integration required to rapidly deploy differentiated next-generation products for cable modems, digital subscriber line (xDSL) modems, integrated access devices (IADs), VoIP gateways, carrier infrastructure, and home and office wireless networking. See www.ti.com/broadband.