Sunday, June 18, 2006

Centillium Launches Long-Reach VDSL2 Chips for CO and CPE

Centillium Communications introduced new VDSL2 silicon for central office (CO) and customer premises equipment (CPE). Centillium claims its "ARION" end-to-end VDSL2 solution delivers 100 Mbps symmetric data rates and boasts a reach that is over 60% longer than the industry standard.

The ARION chips are designed for multi-channel video, HDTV, video-on-demand, high-speed Internet and interactive gaming applications.

Centillium said its ARION family supports full backwards compatibility with ADSL2/2+/2++ and VDSL1 technologies. Both the ARION CO and CPE chipsets are based on ITU-T/993.2 standard specifications. Addressing worldwide interoperability requirements, Centillium's ARION chipset is interoperable with other standards-compliant VDSL2 solutions.

In multi-mode operation, ARION enables auto-detection and seamless connectivity to legacy modems. The ARION family supports multiple latency paths for voice and video traffic, an innovative technology critical for quality-of-experience. The low latency path can be assigned to delay sensitive voice data, while the interleaved path can be assigned to video data with a high level of impulse noise protection in a flexible and programmable way.

Centillium optimized the ARION family to complement the company's existing PON and VoIP products.

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