Ikanos Communications introduced a new line of Fusiv Vx500 processors for next-generation smart residential gateways.
Ikanos' Vx58x vectoring xDSL gateway processors deliver an aggregate (combined upstream and downstream) data rate of up to 400Mbps 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. Ikanos has also integrated its diagnostics and monitoring software suite, inSIGHT™ Broadband eXperience Manager (BXM), which helps carriers to address wiring impairments and noise interference.
The Vx57x multi-mode gateway processors combine the same high-performance Fusiv architecture with the flexibility to support fiber, LTE (up to Category 7), Ethernet, and hybrid fiber-copper access technologies, including G.fast.
Key features include:
- Up to 1.2GHz dual-core CPU subsystem with SMP for carrier and OEM application customization
- Fusiv acceleration processing subsystem with 11GHz of combined offload performance
- Up to 400Mbps (aggregate upstream and downstream) bonded VDSL2 performance with vectoring support (Vx58x only)
- 300MHz dedicated DSP for carrier-grade voice processing
- Single-line and bonded DSL engine with inSIGHT acceleration (Vx58x only)
- Dual-band, dual-concurrent (DBDC) WiFi acceleration (AC1750)
- USB 3.0 offload for high-performance LTE support up to Category 7
- NAS offload engine for local storage and cloud access
“Ikanos is committed to remaining one of the world’s top suppliers of high-performance gateway processors,” said Omid Tahernia, president and CEO of Ikanos. “The Vx58x family extends our xDSL gateway performance leadership for access over the hybrid fiber-copper networks, enabling carriers to deliver multiple services with fiber-like performance over their existing copper infrastructure. With the introduction of the Vx57x multi-mode gateway processor family, we are extending the benefits of our advanced Fusiv® acceleration processor architecture to non-DSL access networks. This enables equipment manufactures to build a common platform for addressing multiple service provider opportunities, whether the access is through FTTN with VDSL2, FTTdp with G.fast, FTTH, LTE, Ethernet, or cable.”