Press Release Details

VoicePump, a DSP Group Company, Announces Easy-to-Use Starter Kit for Developing Voice over Broadband Applications

Oct 2, 2001

Company Exhibiting at Communications Design Conference Booth 324

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2001 — VoicePump, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of DSP Group (NASDAQ: DSPG), today announced the VP140 Starter Kit, a suite of development boards and digital signal processing (DSP) software that allows engineers designing voice-over-broadband (VoB) systems to evaluate the capabilities of the VP100 family.

The VoicePump VP140 -- the flagship product in VoicePump's VP100 DSP chip family -- is a mixed-signal device optimized for VoB customer premises equipment in offices, apartments and homes. With Broadband Loop Emulation Services and Internet Access Device functions already programmed on the chip, the VP140 is especially suitable for low-cost, four-port, Voice over Digital Subscriber Line (VoDSL) and VoIP applications.

"The VP140 Starter Kit's graphical user interface permits rapid analysis of the speech coding, echo cancellation and telephony signaling capabilities of the VP100 family, without the need to develop a custom prototype," said Cole Erskine, chief technical officer of VoicePump. "The kit will further shorten the development time normally associated with a DSP-based solution and reduce manufacturers' time-to-market."

The new Starter Kit, which sells for $1,100, includes the following hardware and software:

VP 140 evaluation board
FXO card
JTAG I/F card (JIC) with parallel-port cable
Power supply (for U.S.)
VP140 JIC PC software
VP140 DSP firmware demo
The shrink-wrapped kit is available now through VoicePump's distributors, worldwide representatives and the VoicePump web site.

About the VP100 Family

VoicePump's VP100 family devices integrate DSP Group's TeakLite® programmable DSP core with sigma-delta analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters -- thereby saving space in the design and lowering overall system cost. The VP100 family includes one-channel (VP110), two-channel (VP120) and four-channel (VP140) devices. A variety of speech coding and telephony applications are configurable on a per-channel basis via the VP100 family's flexible host-processor interface protocol. What's more, the chip's host port is compatible with all the popular packet-based host processors, including PowerPC, ARM, MIPS and others. VoicePump's corresponding source code and reference designs facilitate the ability of engineers to incorporate VP100 chips into their proprietary designs.

About VoicePump

VoicePump, Inc., develops integrated silicon solutions for VoIP, VoDSL and other voice-over-packet applications that incorporate DSP Group's DSP cores and mixed-signal technology. VoicePump's products embed optimized, field-proven speech coding and telecom algorithms developed during its seven years as a DSP software company. VoicePump was founded in 1993 and became a wholly owned subsidiary of DSP Group, Inc., in 2001. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices in Schaumburg, Ill. and Israel. More information -- and a list of regional sales representatives -- is available on the Web at

About DSP Group

DSP Group, Inc., is a global leader in the development and marketing of high-performance, cost-effective, licensable DSP cores. The company's family of DSP cores provides ideal solutions for low-power, cost-effective applications, such as cellular, broadband communications, VoIP, multimedia, advanced telecommunications systems, disk-drive controllers, and other types of embedded-control applications. By combining its DSP core technologies with its proprietary, advanced speech-processing algorithms, DSP Group also delivers a wide range of enabling, application-specific integrated circuits for full-featured, integrated-telephony products and applications, including spread spectrum wireless technologies. DSP Group maintains an international presence with offices located around the globe. More information about DSP Group is available from its Web site at

DSP Group/VoicePump Safe Harbor Statement

Statements contained in this release concerning the visibility and future growth of DSP Group's business and the introduction, timing of releases and success of the products mentioned herein may constitute forward-looking statements. These statements involve certain risks and uncertainties such as acceptance of DSP Group's and VoicePump's new products by existing OEM customers and potential customers, DSP Group's ability to integrate the operations of VoicePump, and VoicePump's ability to develop and produce its new products at competitive costs. All forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These factors and other factors which may effect future operating results or our stock price are discussed under "Factors Affecting Future Operating Results" in our report on form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2001, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 14, 2001 and is also available on our Web site ( under Investor Relations.

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