Realtek, based in Taiwan, is known to a large number of PC users for its network (Ethernet) and wireless (WiFi) interface controllers, as well as AC97 сodec chips. However, Realtek has processors not just for use in PCs, but also for various applications in the field of network equipment and media centres. Promwad partners with Realtek and provides tech support for its customers.
This family of processors is designed for use in subscriber network devices (CPE), such as Wi-Fi access point, ADSL / VDSL routers and VoIP routers.
Distinctive features of this line:
- MIPS processor core with a frequency of 400 MHz to 1 GHz
- DSP core for handling VoIP voice traffic with support for G.711, G723, G729 and G722
- Support for PCM / I2S interfaces for connecting SLIC-analog telephony modules
- Built-in 5-port GbE switch with an Ethernet PHY
- Integration with Realtek wireless chipsets for 802.11n and 802.11ac
Realtek's portfolio has a wide range of switch processors 10/100/1000M with varying port capacity, for instance:
- 8 port FE + 2 * 1000Base-X
- 24 port FE + 4 * GbE Combo
- 24 port GbE + 2 * 10GbE
- 48-port FE + 4 * GbE
- 52-port GbE
For instance, the switch processor RTL8332M has the following features:
Realtek RTL11xx (RTL1186, RTL119x)
In addition to switch processors, Realtek is developing its multimedia processors RTL11xx, which are systems-on-chip (SoC) with hardware support for decoding H264 / HEVC video, built around the MIPS and ARM architecture and optimized for media players, digital set-top boxes and other multimedia systems.
Typical features of a multimedia SoC by Realtek: