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DSP Group and DOSCH&AMAND Lead the Way in Advancing CAT-iq Technology

May 18, 2009
Major Design Center Selects DSP Group Technology to Power the DECT Forum's Official CAT-iq 2.0 Tester
SAN JOSE, Calif. and BERLIN, May 18, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- DSP Group, Inc.(tm) (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, announced today that DOSCH&AMAND, a world-leading design center for premium DECT solutions, will base its CAT-iq(tm) 2.0 certification equipment on DSP Group's system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology. The DECT Forum chose DOSCH&AMAND as its sole partner for, and supplier of, CAT-iq 2.0 certification test equipment for use by members of the industry association within the framework of its worldwide CAT-iq 2.0 Certification Program.

"Our decision to choose DSP Group's technology for the CAT-iq 2.0 tester was an easy one," said Dirk Kelbch, CTO of DOSCH&AMAND. "DSP Group has already proven itself as a world leader in DECT, and is now leading the way for CAT-iq. We are confident that our utilization of DSP Group's technology for the tester will further advance this rapidly-evolving standard across the industry."

DOSCH&AMAND's decision strengthens DSP Group's growing leadership in CAT-iq, a global technology for broadband home connectivity. DSP Group platforms were used as the basis for CAT-iq 1.0 "golden unit" platforms, and powered the first certified CAT-iq products featuring high-definition wideband voice.

"Leveraging our market leadership in DECT, DSP Group has invested significant resources in developing and shaping the CAT-iq standard, including the completed full CAT-iq 1.0 and 2.0 profiles," said Oz Zimerman, Corporate VP of Marketing of DSP Group. "Our commitment to the technology is shown by DSP Group's selection of CAT-iq as the interoperability standard for our diverse DECT product portfolio. By offering our in-house communications protocol and call control software stacks, together with a full software reference, we give DSP Group's customers a head start for supporting CAT-iq," Zimerman continued. "CAT-iq is also a key component of DSP Group's future strategy as reflected by our development of those parts of the evolving CAT-iq 2.1 and 3.0 standards that have already been defined."


DOSCH&AMAND was founded by Franz Dosch and Birgit Amand in 1996. Since 1998, DOSCH&AMAND has been driving the specification and design of multimedia enabled ETSI standards DPRS EN301649 and DMAP EN301650, and has opened the door for high data-rate DECT home and office communications. DOSCH&AMAND has received many awards such as "German SME of the Year," "German Innovation Award," and the highly coveted "Innovation Award of the Bavarian Economy." DOSCH&AMAND is a co-founder and member of the Bavarian Elite Academy. Today, DOSCH&AMAND Research GmbH&CoKG is a designer for premium DECT solutions contracted by DECT companies worldwide. The company focuses on DECT VoIP, DECT CAT-iq, and DECT multi-cell networks including roaming and localization. The company also designs turnkey DECT CAT-iq modules (e.g. USB, UART, IOM, SPI) that are integrated into customer host systems (e.g. router, base station, headset) and ready for use. For more information, visit

About DSP Group

DSP Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home. Delivering system solutions that combine semiconductors and software with reference designs, DSP Group enables world-leading consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to cost-effectively develop innovative revenue-generating applications with fast time to market. At the forefront of wireless semiconductor development and operational excellence for over two decades, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of chipsets integrating DECT, Wi-Fi, PST and VoIP/CoIP technologies with state-of-the-art application processors. Enabling converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse consumer products -- from cordless and VoIP phones to home gateways and infotainment centers -- DSP Group proactively partners with CE manufacturers to shape the future of residential converged communications. For more information, visit

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