Sunday, May 4, 2008

iamba Networks Secures $7 Million for GPON Silicon

iamba Networks, a start-up based in Cupertino, California with R&D in Israel, raised $7 million in new venture funding for its GPON silicon. iamba's product portfolio consists of multicore SoCs for GPON ONT units and OLT blades. Investing firms in this round include iamba's investors from previous rounds, Pitango Venture Capital, Cedar Fund, Giza Venture Fund and Kreos Capital.

  • In January 2008, iamba Networks released its new iSN1000 family of GPON ONT ASICs. The iSN1000 family includes three SoCs for three types of ONTs: the iSN1000F for Single Family Units (SFU), the iSN1000T for small office, home offices (SOHO), and the iSN1000D for Multi Dwelling Units (MDU). Iamba said its new silicon delivers 1 Gbps wire speed throughput, WT-156 compliant VLAN processing, QoS, security, IPTV support and a multi-core architecture that facilitates the integration of customer developed software with iamba's own powerful software packages. The iSN1000 family of ASICs is part of the iamba GPON Eco-System (iGES) solution comprised of next generation ASICs for ONTs and for the OLT, a comprehensive set of software packages, evaluation units and production-ready reference designs.