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  • Globespan/Virata (GlobespanVirata, Inc. ) : Argon

    ADSL CPE - Bridge/Router/IAD/Gateway

    GlobeSpan's Argon (TM) is a three chip solution for an ADSL Bridge/Router/IAD/Gateway with expansion capability to implement an IAD for VoIP or VoDSL IAD, or wireless Router/Gateway or a VPN DSL Router. The solution supports ADSL Annex A, B or C and SHDSL.
    The chip set consists of 3 chips, a Communications Processor, a xDSL DSP (PHY) and an analog front end (AFE). The Communications Processor includes interfaces to the ADSL PHY, system SDRAM, Flash Memory, with embedded 10/100Mbit Ethernet MAC/PHY, slave USB 1.1 and PCMCIA interface.
    The xDSL PHY/AFE are a fully-programmable transceiver that supports all standard compliant versions of ADSL and SHDSL including ITU G.992.1 (G.DMT), ITU G.992.2 (G.Lite), ANSI T1.413 Issue 2, ANSI TR-59 (CAP) and QAM.


    • 10BaseT/100Base-TX interface (Integrated PHY)
    • USB 1.1 interface
    • PCMCIA Master interface
    • High speed SDRAM interface
    • Expansion bus to connect Flash Memory
    • Complete single Board Reference Design
    • Full Networking software stack for Bridge/Router available in Source Code
    • Standards compliant functionality supports: ITU G.992.1 (G.DMT), ITU G.992.2 (G.Lite), ANSI T1.413 Issue 2 and CAP (TR-59)
    • Supports ITU G.992 Annex A (POTS), Annex B (ISDN) and Annex C (TCM-ISDN)
    • Interoperable with other ADSL chip sets and system vendors
    • Downstream data rates up to 10.5 Mb/s high speed, 8 Mb/s full rate
    • Upstream DMT data rates up to 1 Mb/s
    • Available as commercial (0 to 70O C) temperature range
    • Reference designs upgradeable to support high end router via an Ethernet switch chip
    • IAD supporting either VoIP or VoDSL via a Magnesium DSP
    • Gateway via an 802.11b card connected to the on chip PCMCIA interface
    • VPN solution via an external Encryption engine
    • Software
      • Firewall with DHCP and NAT, PPTP and L2TP
      • SNMP V1, V2, V3 with ADSL MIB support
      • Web-based configuration and management
      • ATM Support: OAM, QOS, ILMI and UNI
      • IP Support: Bridge-Mode, RIP1/2, PPPoA, PPPoE, Classical IP

    Technology: ADSL
    Package: unknown 0 Pin
    Linux support: No

    external WWW: GlobespanVirata, Inc. : http://www.globespanvirata.com/cpedsl.html web page used to be available at: http://www.globespanvirata.com/cpedsl.html

    external PDF: GlobespanVirata, Inc. : http://www.globespanvirata.com/GV_Argon_ADSL_CPE.pdf PDF documentation used to be available at: http://www.globespanvirata.com/GV_Argon_ADSL_CPE.pdf
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