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 Sagemcom, a global high-technology group specializing in broadband, telecom and energy solutions, has selected DSP Group's CAT-iq 2.0 DECT chipset solutions for integration into Sagemcom's advanced home gateways (HGW) with HD voice capabilities. Designed for world-leading operators, Sagemcom's next generation home gateways integrate DSP Group's DECT CAT-iq module, enabling delivery of HD voice and network services to home terminals like Sagemcom's D47 and D680 handsets, enabling easy pairing, shared phone book and call logs, multi-line services, firmware upgradability, and other advanced features. DSP Group's CAT-iq 2.0 chipset is a single-chip solution based on the company's cutting-edge XceedR™ cordless chipset family. The highly integrated, small form-factor DECT CAT-iq module can be easily and cost-effectively integrated into diverse broadband residential gateways, and is provided with CAT-iq firmware and reference software features. This minimizes R&D costs and lowers time to market, while guaranteeing standards compliance. "The design of DSP Group's CAT-iq module enabled us to optimize time to market by providing HD Voice and CAT-iq solutions to our customers, enhancing their overall quality of experience for voice services," said Ahmed Selmani, deputy CEO of Sagemcom Broadband. "We've also been able to leverage DSP Group's CAT-iq expertise to smoothly certify our devices as compliant with the latest CAT-iq standards," he concluded. "We are very excited that Sagemcom strengthened our partnership by choosing our DECT solution for its advanced home gateways. This integration allows operators to improve their home offerings with fully-featured DECT CAT-iq-enabled home gateways and handsets," said Jan Abelev, Corporate Vice President of Product Management at DSP Group. "Moreover, by leveraging our seamless software upgrade to DECT-ULE (Ultra Low Energy), service providers adopting Sagemcom's solutions can further enrich their platforms with new value added services like home control and automation," he continued.