Motorola development platform targets packet telephony market -

Motorola development platform targets packet telephony market


SMART NETWORKS DEVELOPER FORUM, DALLAS – Working to open packet telephony equipment development to the general market, Motorola, Inc. unveiled a development package called Smart Packet Telephony 8101. This comprehensive Voice-Over-IP reference platform addresses the needs of small- to medium-sized media gateway equipment that handles voice, fax or modem data services, and is the first in a series of packet telephony reference platforms for enterprise applications.

Taking advantage of Motorola's high performance MSC8100 digital signal processors (DSPs), this scalable evaluation and development platform is designed to give manufacturers of remote access servers (RAS) and IP-PBXs a significant time-to-market advantage. At the front end of the design process, system architects may use it to assess the capabilities of StarCore VLIW architecture-based MSC8100 DSPs as well as facilitate rapid development of both host and DSP applications.

The development platform incorporates Motorola's MPC8260 PowerQUICC II processor that supports Fast Ethernet interfaces to the packet network and a DSP daughter-card featuring six MSC8101 DSPs in a PTMC form factor. The full IP-PBX reference design includes schematics. Its modular design supports future expansion via StarCore DSP-based PTMC form factor daughter cards.

The Smart Packet Telephony 8101 platform includes support for voice compression and echo cancellation, essential for voice over packet systems. Other VoIP functions include dual-tone multiple frequency (DTMF) detection, voice activity detection, and silence suppression, as well as modem and fax data modulation and demodulation.

The “CodeWarrior” Development Studio for Packet Telephony, a software development environment from Metrowerks, a Motorola company, supports the platform.

“This development kit offers equipment manufacturers a single source for an IP telephony reference design and software tools, said Mark Gessner, StarCore DSP solutions product manager for Metrowerks. “It demonstrates our solution for a platform that can handle voice, fax or modem data services.”

Multiple third parties supply media gateway and remote access server software to complete the packet telephony solution and support fast time to market.

“As the supplier of network system components, we understand the hardware and software integration issues faced by system designers,” said Tim Summers, worldwide packet telephony operations manager, for Motorola's RF and DSP Infrastructure Systems Division. “Smart Packet Telephony 8101 was created to meet the specific needs of scaleable media gateway equipment manufacturers. What you are seeing is a natural extension of our networking industry leadership.”

Hardware Product Features

– DSP daughter card with six MSC8101 DSPs – MPC8260 baseboard – 4 E1/T1 interfaces-terminate up to 128 PSTN or PBX DS-0s- 4 POTS ports-terminate up to 4 analog POTS lines or trunks- H.100 connection- Two 10/100 Base-T Ethernet ports – One Utopia level-2 interface capable of bit rates of up to 155 Mb/s- One RS-232 craft or management port – JTAG debug port

Software Product Features

– Driver libraries for MPC8260 and MSC8101- Board-level diagnostics- MPC8260 U-Boot bootloader- MPC8260 Linux OS support through Metrowerks – Multiple third party packet telephony solutions available- Motorola component-level demonstrator available – Multiple third parties supply media gateway and remote access server software


The Smart Packet Telephony 8101 Development Kit is expected to be available from Metrowerks in June 2003.

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