Monday, April 23, 2007

Ikanos Debuts Fastest Integrated VDSL2 Gateway Processor

Ikanos Communications unveiled a single chip, multi-mode VDSL2 gateway processor that provides 2.7 GHz of processing power, VoIP, multi-mode DSL and security capabilities for next generation residential gateways.

The new Fusiv Vx180 is designed to deliver wire-speed, Quality of Service (QoS)-enabled Quad-play services. It reduces space and power requirements by combining Ikanos' VDSL2 customer premises equipment (CPE) PHY and its widely deployed Fusiv network processor architecture onto a single chip. Ikanos' physical layer technology supports VDSL2, ADSL2+, ADSL2, ADSL and VDSL standards, and supports IPTV and triple-play optimized features such as Dynamic Rate Repartitioning (DRR) and Seamless Rate Adaptation (SRA), which are expected to be incorporated into future standards enhancements. The Vx180 also supports maximum interleaver and deinterleaver memory for high levels of Impulse Noise Protection, as well as on-chip Quality of Service (QoS) and wire speed performance, all of which is intended to enable optimum viewing experience.

Key capabilities of the Vx180 include:

  • Supports all VDSL2 profiles - 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 12a, 12b, 17a and 30a, as well as VDSL, ADSL2+, ADSL2 and ADSL standards, and is optimized for 17.6 and 30 MHz spectrums;

  • Supports all mandatory and optional features of VDSL2, as well as all band plans that are defined by Asian, European and North American standards groups;

  • Provides 2.7 GHz of processing power in order to support CPU-intensive features, like 802.11n, and still have additional processing power for current and future applications;

  • Achieves wire speed performance across all local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) interfaces using Ikanos' Accelerator Processor architecture;

  • Offers a rich set of integrated peripherals and interfaces that easily integrate with home networking technologies, like 802.11n, MoCA and HomePNA;

  • Enables IPSec and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN implementation using on-chip cryptographic engines; and

  • Delivers comprehensive support for VoIP with a deployment-proven integrated Digital Signal Processor (DSP).

Ikanos also provides a suite of Vx180 support software that includes operating system independent drivers for Ethernet, xDSL and integrated peripherals. The Linux-based software includes a networking stack, voice processing and network management functions, making it possible for system vendors to quickly develop residential gateways.

Sampling is underway.

the IAD

boundary between service provider network and residential subscriber is
rapidly blurring. At the heart of this evolution is the vision of the
"digital home", which offers service providers an opportunity to
generate additional revenue through bundled services and associated
service level agreements.