Monday, March 26, 2007

Teknovus and Cavium Collaborate on EPON Home Gateway

Teknovus, which supplies Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network (G-EPON) chipsets, and Cavium Networks, which offers dedicated processors intelligent networking and security applications, are collaborating on an integrated EPON home gateway.

The joint EPON home gateway reference design provides carrier-class media and management features and performance by combining Cavium Networks' OCTEON MIPS64 processor with Teknovus' EPON ONU chip. The OCTEON processor with integrated intelligent hardware acceleration is designed to meet the parameters of the broadband home, demonstrating 1Gbps performance for NAT and Firewall with no active fan. Cavium Networks' OCTEON processors are being deployed in home gateways with leading service providers using EPON in Asia. Teknovus' EPON ONUs support IPTV and other advanced video services with guaranteed QoS (Quality of Service).

A cost optimized, ready-to-build joint reference design with one EPON WAN connection, four 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, two analog telephone ports and one Mini-PCI slot for an 802.11n radio will be available in Q2 2007.

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