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Broadcom Debuts GbE VoIP Chip

Broadcom Corp. Monday debuted what it called the first Internet-protocol phone chip to incorporate gigabit-Ethernet switching, end-to-end security, advanced quality-of-service techniques and increased processing performance in a single-chip design.

The vendor said the “BCM1103” IP-phone chip “features new Ethernet-switching capabilities that enable deployed IP phones to achieve maximum throughput over GbE networks.”

“The integration of gigabit-Ethernet capability into next-generation IP phones is a natural progression in the evolution of voice over IP within the enterprise," said Paul Shore, director of marketing for Broadcom's VoIP client devices, in a prepared statement.

"In addition to bridging the gap between gigabit-Ethernet networks and IP phones, our new chip integrates a number of new features that will help to further accelerate the adoption of VoIP in the enterprise,” he added.