Monday, June 23, 2008

Motorola Cable Modem Gains DOCSIS 3.0 Certification

Motorola's SURFboard SBV6220 digital voice modem has achieved PacketCable 1.5 certification during CableLabs' Cert Wave 59. This certification marks one of the first complete DOCSIS 3.0 and PacketCable 1.5 certifications of an embedded multimedia terminal adapter (eMTA) in the industry.

The Motorola SURFboard SBV6220 digital voice modem, which is powered by TI's Puma 5 chip, supports DOCSIS 3.0 data functionality and enables MSOs to provide their customers with advanced multimedia services through additional upstream and downstream bandwidth availability. The SURFboard SBV6220 digital voice modem was previously certified for data services in CableLabs Cert Wave 58 last month. It uses industry-standard signaling protocols to provide high-speed Internet access and up to two lines of full-featured digital voice telephone service over cable's broadband connection to the home. The SBV6220 is backward compatible to DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0.

The Motorola SURFboard SBV6220 provides MSOs with an economic option for greater than 160 Mbps of user data throughput, without the need for a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) plant upgrade. The SBV6220 supports both IPv4 and IPv6, and Advanced Encryption Services as part of the DOCSIS 3.0 standards.