host-based modem

host-based modem

A modem that relies on the CPU to perform some of the communications processing. It enables less costly modem circuits to be used. See soft modem and host based.
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SmartPCI56 host-based modem drivers are highly optimized to run on existing Pentium-class processors from Intel, AMD, and Via.
SmartRISER56 host-based modem drivers are highly optimized to run on existing Pentium-class processors from Intel, AMD, and Via; and also compliant with multiple Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Since it is a host-based modem platform, the HAMR5600 also provides full software upgradability to future standards, and protects system OEMs' investment.
Intel is very excited about new AC97 host-based modem solutions, such as PC-TEL's HSP technology, which support independent hardware vendors (IHV) MDC products.
Called the USB-MODIO, the host-based modem moves modem functions previously performed by a digital signal processor (DSP) to the computer's own host processor.
Intel supports host-based modem solutions such as PC-TEL's HSP technology, which take full advantage of the potential of the new AMR specification," said Russ Hampsten, audio marketing manager at Intel Corp.
The ALS300-MODIO host-based modem drivers provide an integrated audio solution that supports SoundBlaster, SoundBlaster Pro/16, and Direct Sound applications.
Developed as a joint project between PC-TEL, developer of the host-based modem technology found in more than 3 million PCs, and Yamaha, the world's largest manufacturer of audio components for PCs, the new PCI-based, AC'97-compliant device will provide both 56K data/fax modem functionality and advanced digital audio.
C-MODIO adds complete modem functionality to the built-in features of the PC's audio components and uses the audio subsystem's analog front end and PC bus interface as the interface between the host-based modem and the phone.
MODIO 4X adds complete modem functionality to the built-in features of the PC's audio components and uses the audio subsystem's analog front end and PC bus interface as the interface between the host-based modem and the phone.
Through its "Virtual Port" capability, Re:Ports also allows DOS applications like tele-games to access non-UART-based serial devices such as the Winmodem host-based modem.
Unlike software and other host-based modems, HaM solutions don't degrade performance because functions have been strategically optimized for accelerated performance by the CPU or DSP depending on which can perform them most efficiently.