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Infineon chip cools off ADSL2+

Infineon Technologies AG has introduced what it describes as the world's smallest chip for "ADSL2+" -- th...


April 1, 2005  


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Infineon Technologies AG has introduced what it describes as the world’s smallest chip for "ADSL2+" — the DSL data network of the future.

According to the company, the chip enables telecommunications companies to boost the number of super-high-speed DSL connections they offer to customers by approximately one third without additional investments for cooling or for power supply and without changing cabinet sizes.

With ADSL2+, which is expected to be launched as a service on a wide scale in 2006, a conventional telephone connection is sufficient to surf the Internet, receive multiple television channels and place a telephone call all at the same time.

At the beginning of this year, there were approximately 100 million DSL connections throughout the world. Approximately 40% of those connections were added last year.