Sunday, April 15, 2007

Ikanos Expands Into The FTTH Residential Gateway Market

Ikanos Communications announced its expansion into the Fiber To The Home (FTTH) residential gateway market with the introduction of its Fusiv Vx170 gateway processor, featuring 2.7 GHz of processing power integrated security, voice and wire speed QoS capabilities.

Based on Ikanos' widely deployed Fusiv architecture, the Vx170 is designed to provide wire speed performance across all LAN and WAN interfaces, while utilizing less than 2.5 watts of power. The Vx170 has a RISC CPU, dedicated DSP engines for VoIP and multiple Accelerator Processors. By offloading various tasks across several Accelerator Processors, most of the Vx170's RISC CPU's processing power is available for customer applications.

The Vx170's integrated peripherals -- including two GMIIs, PCI and two USB 2.0 hosts -- enable the processor to interface with many in-home distribution solutions like 802.11n, MoCA, HomePNA and Power Line Communication.

Ikanos also provides a suite of Vx170 software that includes operating system-independent drivers for Ethernet and integrated peripherals. Ikanos' Linux-based residential gateway software incorporates routing, bridging, wireless LAN access point, complete VoIP stack, packet classification, marking, QoS and bandwidth management. Ikanos' voice software includes support for various codecs, including G.726, G.723, G.729 and G.722, T.38 fax, echo cancellation, comfort noise generation, packet loss concealment, DTMF tone detection and generation, FSK caller ID generation and various country specific tones.

Sampling is underway.

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