Advantech reveals first System-On-a-Chip based converged application platform

Date: Thu, 04/23/2009 - 10:23

Advantech unveiled the FWA-2310E, its first Converged Application Platform (CAP) based on the Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor with Intel® QuickAssist technology

Advantech reveals first System-On-a-Chip based converged application platform

The platform design is extremely cost-effective, providing telephony, video and data capabilities required by Network Equipment Manufacturers and Integrators to address the growing needs of service providers and enterprise users alike.
“There is an increasing demand for low cost systems that bring analog and digital networks together and provide a wider range of services, such as routing/switching, voicemail, conferencing and security, in addition to traditional IP-PBX functionality. To support all these functions, converged solutions must combine high-performance voice processing, packet processing and security acceleration capabilities.” said Franz Wei, Vice President of Business Group Embedded ePlatform Organization, Advantech Co., Ltd.
To offer a solution for all these requirements, Advantech’s FWA-2310E integrates the Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor with Intel® QuickAssist Technology, which is a system-on-a-chip (SOC) solution that can dramatically lower system cost. It runs soft DSP algorithms for voice compression and echo cancellation on analog calls coming in on FXS/FXO interfaces. Using the Intel® Accelerated DSP Solution and Intel® Performance Primitive libraries, DSP algorithms execute directly on the Intel® architecture core with enough capacity for a complete SMB multi-service business gateway solution.
The SOC also includes integrated security acceleration capabilities allowing Advantech to consolidate what was previously a six chip solution into a single device. In addition, by facilitating E1/T1, Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet and GPON connectivity, the FWA-2310E was designed with converged telephony and security applications in mind. It also provides all the enabling hardware required for functions such as voice switching, enterprise routing, firewall and VPN support all in a single, multi-function device.
“Intel’s latest SOC technology enables accelerated time-to-market for platform manufacturers such as Advantech,” said Nagesh Puppala, marketing manager for Voice and Converged Communication, Intel. “The start-to-finish time for a platform such as the FWA-2310E is just four months, so we can continue to help Telecom Equipment Manufacturers introduce simple to use, affordable converged network solutions to market more quickly.”

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