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Ikanos intros high-performance gateway processors

Posted: 08 Jan 2014     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Ikanos Communications  gateway processor  residential gateway  WiFi 

Ikanos Communications Inc. has rolled out the Fusiv Vx500 suite of high-performance gateway processors, geared to meet carrier requirements for next-generation smart residential gateways. According to the firm, the Vx58x vectoring xDSL gateway processors reached aggregate (combined upstream and downstream) data rates of up to 400Mb/s with VDSL2 bonding, while providing 11GHz of offload processing for cloud access, dual-band, dual-concurrent WiFi acceleration (AC1750), LAN management and QoS, and secure content processing and distribution.

In addition, the processors accelerate the company's diagnostics and monitoring software suite, inSIGHT Broadband eXperience Manager (BXM), ensuring quick resolution of wiring impairments and noise interference.

The Vx57x multi-mode gateway processors combine the same high-performance Fusiv architecture with the flexibility to support any WAN access technology. This enables equipment manufacturers to leverage a common hardware and software platform to support different access technologies such as fiber, LTE (up to Category 7), Ethernet, and hybrid fiber-copper, including In addition to the Fusiv offload engines, the architecture is designed with a high-performance SMP dual-core CPU subsystem, packing up to 1.2GHz of processing power per core for carrier and OEM customization and differentiation.

Furthermore, the commonality of the underlying Fusiv architecture and core DSL technology with Ikanos' existing Vx18x/Vx17x processor family facilitates customer time-to-market. This is made possible through the complete re-use of existing software, which has already been tested and successfully deployed on various carrier networks.

Further differentiating the Fusiv Vx58x processors from others in the market is a powerful software-based on-chip diagnostics product called inSIGHT BXM. First introduced in Ikanos' Fusiv Vx185 family of gateway processors, inSIGHT is the industry's first in-home broadband diagnostic and monitoring solution integrated into a DSL gateway processor. inSIGHT leverages the advanced diagnostic features of the chipset, including temperature and voltage sensors, along with Ikanos' patent-pending algorithms, to enable carriers to proactively identify the cause of common wiring faults and noise interference, while enabling consumers to resolve basic problems locally. For service providers, inSIGHT lowers operational costs by eliminating many "truck rolls," speeding problem resolution, slashing downtime, and reducing churn by improving the subscriber's quality of experience.

The Fusiv Vx500 processor family is sampling in the first quarter of 2014, with production expected in the second quarter.

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