Major Design Center Selects DSP Group Technology to Power the DECT Forum's Official CAT-iq 2.0 TesterSAN 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 www.dosch-amand.com.
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 www.dspg.com.
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