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Contact: David Jamieson
VOCAL TECHNOLOGIES AND LSI LOGIC SIGN AGREEMENT TO COLLABORATE IN DSP SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS FOR THE ZSP PROCESSOR.
Buffalo NY, March 27, 2000 - VOCAL Technologies Ltd., a leading supplier of DSP-based communication technologies, announced today that it has signed an agreement with LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI), a leading supplier of standard and custom communications chips, to collaborate on marketing application software for the ZSP* Processor. VOCAL intends to develop ZSP optimized implementations of itís proven voice, facsimile and data modem algorithms, based upon the requirements of itís customers. The agreement will benefit users of the ZSP processor, regardless of whether they are utilizing LSIís standard or ASIC-based ZSP products, as well as products from LSIís ZSP Core Licensees.
According to Dr. Michael Demjanenko, principal engineer with VOCAL Technologies, "Strong customer demand has led us to support the ZSP Processor Architecture, benefiting customers that rely on our many years of experience with voice, data and fax algorithms. Immediate interest by LSI Logicís customers are focused on VOCALís T.38 facsimile over IP (FoIP) and Voice over-IP (VoIP) offerings. VOCAL developed an application-optimized interface, making it much easier for developers to implement VOIP solutions utilizing the ZSP Processor."
VOCAL Technologiesí standard software packages are derived from its comprehensive library of data, facsimile, and voice functions. Standard configurations reduce the testing requirements for customers, leading to lower costs and quicker time to market. For those customers who require functions beyond those in the standard packages, custom software solutions can be provided.
"The market for digital signal processors requires mature software applications, tools and operating systems to meet the needs of our customers across a wide variety of applications. LSI recognizes this and intends to promote best in class DSP software developers that can fulfill these requirements on the ZSP architecture. " said Giuseppe Staffaroni, vice president and general manager of LSI Logicís Broadband Communication Division. "Our software partners recognize that ZSPís excellent code density results in lower system costs and faster time-to-market, and also offers higher performance than the older uniscalar DSPs currently in the market."
The ZSP architecture achieves high processing performance and excellent code density by utilizing a RISC-like, four-way superscalar, dual-MAC technology. The performance level of the DSP, coupled with the simple programming model and efficient compiler, make it ideal for digital wireless infrastructure and voice and FAX-over-IP (VoIP/FoIP) gateways. Future derivatives of the architecture will also enable portable applications such as digital wireless handsets. LSI Logic is developing the ZSP architecture for both application-specific standard products (ASSPs) and CoreWare®-based ASIC implementations.
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