Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ikanos Partners with Atheros on VDSL2 Gateway with 802.11n

Ikanos Communications has partnered with Atheros Communications to develop a VDSL2 gateway reference platform based on Ikanos' Fusiv Vx180 processor and Atheros' dual-band concurrent and dual-band configurable XSPAN 802.11n draft 2.0 technology.

The reference platform, which is aimed at Triple Play rollouts, supports 802.11n using less than one-half the processing power of comparable DSL platforms. This is accomplished by optimizing and running 802.11n drivers on Fusiv's distributed architecture, which includes a host CPU and multiple high-performance Accelerator Processors.

Ikanos' Fusiv Vx180 is a single chip, multi-mode VDSL2 gateway processor that provides up to 2.7 GHz of processing power, on-chip VoIP, virtual private network (VPN) security, routing and bridging, while supporting QoS and wire speed performance.

Ikanos and Atheros will jointly market the fully integrated residential gateway reference designs to DSL service providers and their gateway equipment suppliers. The joint reference platform is now available. It is the first in a series of 802.11n-enabled solutions to be developed by Ikanos and Atheros to support VDSL2, ADSL2+ and Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) gateway solutions.



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