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Short Take: Cirrus licenses U.S. Robotics' modem technology

Cirrus Logic signed a letter of intent to license U.S. Robotics' x2 modem technology for enabling 56-kbps data rates over standard phone lines. Cirrus intends to offer x2-compliant modem chipset solutions in its current FastPath Telephony Platform as ISPs begin deploying faster service. The platform, when combined with the x2 technology, speeds the delivery of information and downloading, boosting the productivity of users, according to Cirrus.

Cirrus Logic signed a letter of intent to license U.S. Robotics' x2 modem technology for enabling 56-kbps data rates over standard phone lines. Cirrus intends to offer x2-compliant modem chipset solutions in its current FastPath Telephony Platform as ISPs begin deploying faster service. The platform, when combined with the x2 technology, speeds the delivery of information and downloading, boosting the productivity of users, according to Cirrus.