Cuts Power Consumption and Footprint by One Third
Infineon Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX), a leading supplier of broadband access semiconductor solutions, today launched GEMINAX PRO, the industry’s highest-integration and lowest-power ADSL2+ chipset. Consisting of a 16-channel ADSL2+ Digital Front End (DFE) and a 4-channel Analog Front End (AFE), with integrated low-power Class D line drivers, the GEMINAX PRO chipset reduces power dissipation, footprint and overall system costs by up to 30 percent, in comparison to other chipsets currently available. Additionally, Remote Units (RUs) - typically constrained by power, area and battery back-up requirements - which incorporate the new Infineon chipset will also benefit from significant operational cost savings. Also, in environments where power dissipation values are restricted by standards, for example, the North American Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) standard, operators can now exploit real estate in the central office more efficiently.
High power dissipation of currently available ADSL2+ line drivers limits the integration to two channels per device. Infineon’s revolutionary switched-mode (“Class D”) line driver technology reduces the power dissipation of the line driver by 50 percent to less than 350 milliWatts per channel, allowing the integration of four line drivers and AFE channels into a single device. In contrast to ordinary linear devices available on the market, Class D devices use Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) technology to generate a higher efficiency analog signal that dramatically reduces power dissipation in the output stage. Class D amplifiers, widely used in audio applications, are restricted to low frequency range of few kiloHertz. On the other hand, ADSL2+ requires an operating bandwidth of 2.2 MHz. A multitude of technological innovations introduced by Infineon have made it possible to overcome this challenge without sacrificing performance.
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