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Networks Wave-2 transceivers deliver data rates up to 2Gb/s

Posted: 29 Oct 2015     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Marvell  transceiver  baseband processor  MoChi  Wi-Fi 

Marvell has rolled out its line-up of Wave-2 transceivers, the 88LX5153 baseband processor based on Marvell's revolutionary MoChi architecture, and the companion 88LX2730 analogue front end (AFE) chip. According to the company, the chipset can deliver data rates up to 2Gb/s for carrier and home networking applications, can operate over any wired medium (coaxial cable, power lines, phone lines), and is optimised to deliver a reliable backhaul for 802.11ac Wave-2 Wi-Fi access points and extenders.

The 88LX5153 baseband processor and the companion 88LX2730 AFE chip implement the latest version of the ITU-T standard, with support for the 200MHz coax channel bandwidth, while simultaneously achieving lower power consumption and smaller size than products available in the market, Marvell indicated.

System vendors can integrate the MoChi-enabled 88LX5153 processor with other MoChi-enabled application processors to build a virtual SoC (Marvell VSoC) that enables lower system cost, simpler board design and faster time-to-market. By leveraging MoChi capabilities, system vendors will also be able to add novel virtual interfaces such as PCIe or USB3 to 88LX5153-based systems. Marvell's Wave-2 products are geared for seamless integration with Marvell's portfolio of products for the carrier and consumer electronics industries including Avanta PON transceivers, ARMADA SoCs, Avastar Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wave-2 radios, Alaska Ethernet PHYs and Prestera and Link Street SOHO Ethernet switches.

Marvell's Wave-2 chipset enables system vendors to build a new generation of solutions for wired IPTV delivery and 802.11ac Wave-2 Wi-Fi extenders that will double the throughput and increase the range of existing products. Marvell's solution also provides mechanisms for seamless coexistence with networking products based on legacy MoCA, HomePNA or HomePlug specifications. Marvell's chipsets guarantee QoS for carrier-grade UHD (4K) and HD (2K) video delivery, and are optimised for multicast management and automatic elimination of interference from neighbouring home networks.

The 88LX5153 and 88LX2730 chipsets enable system vendors to develop 100 per cent interoperable solutions while providing flexibility to adapt to different system requirements, the company added. The solutions are compliant with ITU-T G.9960/61/62/63/64 (including 200MHz coax and 100MHz MIMO powerline band plans); ITU-T G.9979 and IEEE 1905.1a; Broadband Forum TR-069; and IEEE 802.1 and IEEE 802.3. The also offer support for two simultaneous Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (RGMII and SGMII). An SDK is available for vendors that need to customise firmware operation.

The chipset pack fully integrated memory, eliminating the need for external RAM; and are fully interoperable with previous generation of 1Gb/s products. They are available in both commercial and industrial grade.

Marvell's Wave-2 chipsets will start sampling to customers in 1Q16. Networking products based on Marvell's Wave-2 chipsets are expected to reach the market during 2H16.

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