DSP Group®'s DECT/CAT-iq module is a low-cost, small form-factor connectivity platform enabling home gateway (HGW) and office gateway manufacturers to easily integrate DECT/CAT-iq functionality into residential and office devices.
Based on DSP Group's DCX/VegaOne single chip, the DECT/CAT-iq module can be integrated as an add-on daughterboard, embedded on a gateway's main board, or connected as an external dongle. The module is connected to the host network processor via either UART/SPI for control and TDM for synchronous digital audio/data, or a USB for control and audio/data. Delivering superior coverage and wideband audio (HD voice), the module is ideal for service providers interested in expanding telephony services by integrating DECT/CAT-iq functionality into their broadband access devices.
Complementing DSP Group's comprehensive set of PSTN and VoIP telephony reference designs, the DECT/CAT-iq module includes a chipset, hardware, and a software reference design, as well as sample applications, documentation and support. Leveraging DSP Group's communications protocol and call control software stacks, the module reduces development risk, minimizes R&D costs, and lowers time to market, while guaranteeing CAT-iq support. As such, the module enables gateway developers to be the first to market best-in-class CAT-iq 2.0, 2.1 and 3.0 products including xDSL Internet access devices (IADs), embedded multimedia terminal adapters (eMTAs), cable set-top boxes (STBs), passive optical networks (PON) gateways, and IP PBXs.