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

    ADSL CPE - Bridge/Router/IAD/Gateway Chip Set

    GlobeSpan's Argon (TM) III Plus is a two chip solution for an ADSL Bridge/Router with expansion capability
    to implement a VoIP or VoDSL IAD, or wireless Router/Gateway. The solution supports all annexes of ADSL.
    The chip set consists of 2 chips, a Communications Processor with embedded xDSL DSP (PHY) and an external analog front end (AFE). The Communication Processor/PHY includes interfaces to SDRAM, Flash Memory, 10/100Mbit Ethernet (via an embedded MAC/PHY), USB 1.1 and PCMCIA.


    • Supports ADSL and G.Span
    • Firmware upgradeable to ADSL2 and ADSL+
    • Supports ITU G.992 Annex A (POTS), Annex B (ISDN) and Annex C (TCM-ISDN)
    • Interoperable with deployed DSLAMs
    • Downstream data rates starting at 16 Mb/s
    • VPN solution via an embedded Encryption engine
    • 100Base-TX/10Base-T interface (Integrated PHY)
    • PCMCIA Master interface
    • Reference designs options to support Ethernet switch chip and/or 802.11 WLAN PCMCIA card
    • IAD supporting either VoIP or VoDSL via GlobespanVirata's Magnesium DSP
    • High speed SDRAM interface
    • Expansion bus to connect Flash Memory and other external peripherals
    • USB 1.1 interface
    • Upgradable to SHDSL
    • Software Features
      • Full Networking software stack for Bridge/Router/Gateway licensed in Source Code
      • 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/ArgonIIIPlus.pdf PDF documentation used to be available at: http://www.globespanvirata.com/ArgonIIIPlus.pdf
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