SAN JOSE, Calif., June 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group ®, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, today announced a collaboration with Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq:MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, to introduce DECT-ULE across Mindspeed's Comcerto ® 2000 family of processors, which target home gateways and other network applications.
Devices incorporating DECT technology for home monitoring and automation are already widespread with more than 500 million homes utilizing this wireless standard today. DECT-ULE, a low power consumption radio technology based on the DECT standard, is ideally suited for home automation and other Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications and provides numerous advantages over other radio technologies. Notably, DECT-ULE best-in-class features include interference-free spectrum, long range, low cost, easy installation, and ultra-low power consumption with no compromise on audio or telephony performance. DECT-ULE provides the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to other competitive solutions and leverages DECT's reliability and large installed base of households using it for telephony and monitoring today.
In the framework of the initiative between the two companies, Mindspeed ®'s Comcerto 2000 communications processor will integrate DSP Group's DECT-ULE hardware and software solutions. The joint solution will meet and exceed the requirements of the advanced gateway market, offering sophisticated telephony and home automation features that meet next-generation CAT-iq and ULE standards."Our collaboration with DSP Group will measurably strengthen our gateway offering," said Marco E. Bello, Executive Director of Marketing and Product Management in Mindspeed's Communications Processors Business Unit. "We are ready to provide our customers with a complete hardware reference design and software. Comcerto 2000 is an ARM® Cortex™-A9 powered solution that is ideal for running OSGI or Android™, which with DSP Group's DECT-ULE solution on board, will enable a new class of broadband subscriber services including home automation, security, energy management and e-healthcare."