NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.-- Conexant Systems Inc. here today announced a deal with Connect One Ltd. to co-develop and sell a reference design platform for use in Internet-enabled devices.
The reference design platform is based on Conexant's SmartSCM single-chip, analog-modem solution and Connect One's iChip line of embedded chips. Applications for the platform include set-top boxes, Internet-enabled televisions and game consoles, Web phones, and PDAs.
"As the industry's first Internet-enabled modem reference design, this solution reduces the time and complexity of creating the next generation of Internet devices," said Germaine Ewing, senior product manager for Conexant's Personal Computing Division. "With its reference platform, OEMs can quickly enable new Internet appliance designs with minimal engineering resources or modem expertise."
"Connect One's off-the-shelf iChip Internet controller eliminates the time, cost and complexity of connectin g devices to the Internet," said Alan Singer, vice president of sales and marketing at Connect One of Kfar Saba, Israel. "Because iChip is based on Internet-updatable firmware, manufacturers can maintain products remotely, and are ensured they will work with any Internet service provider and any phone system in the world for years to come."
The platform is now available from the companies. Prices depend upon the configuration.