Conexant Expands Fiber Optic Chip Line

Newport Beach-based Conexant has rolled out a new family of system-on-a-chip (SoC) products tageted at passive optical networks. The firm said today that its new CX9520X "Xenon II" controllers are focused on fiber to the premises and multi-dwelling unit applications, used to connect up service providers with homes and businesses. The new chips support voice over Internet Protocl (VoIP), IP multicasting, and connect with Conexant's DSL chipsets.