Sunday, May 6, 2007

TI Introduces its DOCSIS 3.0 Silicon Solution

Texas Instruments (TI) announced its "Puma 5" DOCSIS 3.0 silicon solution optimized for cable IP services, including voice, data and video. The DSP-based Puma 5 incorporates TI's VoIP technology and advanced home networking support. The architecture is based upon the DOCSIS 3.0 specification and supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), IPV6 and channel bonding.

TI said Puma 5 will enable download speeds of 160 Mbps in a low-cost residential configuration and 320 Mbps in a business services configuration.

Puma 5 will go through certification later this year, with volume expected early in 2008.

"TI anticipates that by 2009 cable operators will stop deploying earlier generations of DOCSIS specification-based products and only offer their subscribers DOCSIS 3.0 technology, as it offers them additional opportunities for revenue with new features and services while providing their subscribers a better technology," said TI Director of Broadband Strategy Peter Percosan.

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