ZyXEL Puts Microtune In Prestige Modems

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Dallas-
ZyXEL Communications Corp.

said it would integrate
Microtune Inc.'s

"MT2030" single-chip tuner in its line of "Prestige" cable modems, which support both the North American and European versions of DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface) standards.

Microtune's "MicroTuner" silicon supports high-speed data connectivity and video and audio streaming, but also provides radio-frequency "gateway" functions for voice-over-cable and home-networking applications.

Using the MicroTuner, ZyXEL's "Prestige 941 Plus" model is intended to be an integrated cable modem and data router, allowing multiple PCs to share a single Internet protocol addresses and share household bandwidth.

Motorola Broadband Communications Sector, Cisco Systems Inc. and Com21 have agreed to integrate Microtune's RF silicon into their respective cable-modem products.

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