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ADSL chipset maker adds Linux support

Mar 26, 2001 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Integrated Telecom Express Inc. (ITeX) announced Linux support for its Apollo family of ADSL chipsets, enabling high-performance, cost-effective ADSL solutions for PCI NIC cards, gateways, and ADSL-enabled embedded solutions.

The ITeX driver software was developed in full compliance with the Linux open system and is integrated with ITeX's ADSL physical layer and ATM SAR. Accordingly, ITeX's Linux driver is compatible with all standard wide area network (WAN) protocols including Bridged and Routed Ethernet over ATM (RFC 1483 bridged and routed modes), Classical IP over ATM (RFC 1577), PPP over ATM (RFC 2364), and PPP over Ethernet (RFC 2516). It also includes a device driver interface that streamlines software development on Linux platforms through the use of the ADSL library and API call functions from ITeX.

The Apollo family of products with new Linux support is fully compliant with ANSI T1.413 Issue 2, and ITU G.dmt and G.lite standards. It is capable of operating at up to 8 Mbps downstream from Central Office (CO) to Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) and 800 Kbps upstream. ITeX's easy-to-install software and patented auto-sensing multimode support make it easy for ADSL subscribers to accommodate different ADSL standards deployed by COs. The Linux enabled Apollo chipsets interoperate with all major DSLAM equipment installed at COs.

The Linux enabled Apollo chipset solution (Apollo 3) is now available in production quantities and priced at $28 each in high volumes. The Apollo 3 chipset includes the ITeX i80234 Analog Front End (AFE) and i90388 PCI DMT transceiver/ATM framer devices.

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