DSP Group Chipset Powers ZTE CAT-iq 2.0 Home Gateway With HD Voice

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group ®, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced today that ZTE Corp., a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has selected the company's CAT-iq 2.0 DECT chipset solutions for developing an advanced home gateway (HGW) featuring HD voice capabilities.

ZTE delivers innovative products and solutions through its network of operators across 140 countries. Designed for leading operators, ZTE's new triple-play home gateway integrates DSP Group's DECT CAT-iq module, delivering HD voice quality and network services to home handsets. Easy to pair with the home gateway, the handsets allow shared phonebook and call log access, multi-line services, firmware upgradability, crystal-clear wideband voice and other advanced features in-line with the CAT-iq standard.

The highly integrated, small form-factor module is based on a single-chip solution from DSP Group's cutting-edge XceedR™ cordless chipset family. It can be easily and cost-effectively integrated into diverse broadband residential gateways, and is provided with CAT-iq firmware and reference software features - minimizing R&D costs and lowering time to market, while guaranteeing standards compliance.

"Using DSP Group's CAT-iq module design allowed us to shorten the development and design cycle of our home gateway devices," said WangYi, Product Manager at ZTE Corp. "DSP Group's CAT-iq expertise and responsive support have enabled us to smoothly ensure our devices comply with the latest CAT-iq standard," he continued.

"Integrating our DECT solution with ZTE's advanced home gateways allows telcos to increase their voice and broadband offerings with fully-featured DECT handsets," said Alex Sin, Corporate Vice President of Sales at DSP Group. "The evolving DECT ULE standard will soon allow telcos to seamlessly upgrade home gateways and control the smart home through DECT-powered home automation, monitoring and control devices," he concluded.

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