Zoom Telephonics Inc.
said it will use Microtune Inc.'s RF-based tuner-receiver silicon in its line of Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification cable modems and other broadband equipment.
Microtune has inked similar agreements with Motorola Broadband Communications Sector, Cisco Systems Inc. and Com21 Inc.
Zoom's DOCSIS-certified "5001" internal and "5011" external cable-modem models will be the first from the vendor to incorporate Microtune's technology when they hit volume shipments later this year.
Microtune's silicon-based "gateway" tuners are designed to consume low amounts of power and to conform to both the DOCSIS and PacketCable specifications.