Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Centillium Unveils Gigabit EPON Chipset

Centillium Communications expanded its end-to-end FTTH semiconductor portfolio with the commercial release of its next-generation Mustang 300 system-on-chip (SoC). The chipset is designed for Ethernet passive optical networks (EPON) customer premise equipment (CPE).

Centillium's Mustang chipset supports traffic management, classification and filtering for up to 256 multicast groups, and up to eight different service types. The design integrates all packet buffer and program memories in a compact package, reducing the ONU bill of materials (BOM) to just five components: optical transceiver, Gigabit PHY, FLASH, power supply and Mustang 300.

"The next-generation Mustang, combined with Centillium's Colt Optical Line Terminal (OLT) SoC and Zeus 2 burst-mode transceiver, strengthen the company's market position as the only silicon vendor with complete, end-to-end EPON solutions for the 'last mile,'" said Didier Boivin, vice president of marketing for Centillium.