Monday, July 25, 2005

Conexant Debuts System-on-a-Chip for ONTs

Conexant Systems marked its entry into the fiber access market with its integrated Xenon system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution targeted at optical network terminals (ONTs) on the client-side of broadband passive optical networks (BPONs).

The Xenon processor integrates a standard-compliant ITU G.983 BPON MAC/framer and network processor into a single device for bridging and router applications. The single-chip solution is based on a high-performance dual-ARM9 core network processor. Xenon supports downstream data rates of 622 Mbps and upstream rates of 155 Mbps. An optimized version for multiple dwelling unit (MDU) applications provides 25% greater throughput, and seamlessly interfaces to Conexant's Accelity VDSL/VDSL2 chipset. The device includes support for Conexant's ISOS suite of communications software.

The Xenon processor is packaged in a 528-pin plastic ball grid array (PBGA) and priced at $29.90 each in quantities of 10,000.

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