Quote:> Say an ad for a Cirrus Logic 28.8 internal for $99. Piqued my interest but
> didn't know Cirrus Logic made a modem. Checked their home page and only saw
> info on chips they make for built-in modems. Anyone have information that
> he/she is willing to share about pros and cons?
Cirrus Logic chips have a tendency to achieve their relative maturity after
spending a noticeable time in the field, among the users, at least their
14.4 families proved to be low-performers with more than a fair share of bugs.
As an example, they chose to sell voice equipped modems at nearly no/no at all
price increase versus their data+fax only. That was not a mission of
people-loving marketing, rather than a necessity caused by a very low performing
voice features. The speakerphone feature, as an example, was very susceptible to
howling, which in turn necessitated a significant decrease on microphone and
speaker gains (to the point of forcing the speakers on both ends to grab the
handset and continue the conversation via conventional means).
Cirrus has been underselling others, even bottom feeders, for a long time. Given
their handicap of having no silicon fab, one can only wonder what short cuts
have been made in design to make it profitable at this price.
If you can waste $100, do so but inform us about the result. In my opinion, even
Donald Trump has better things to spend a crispy $100 bill on than this gamble...