Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ikanos Supplies Gateway Processors and VDSL2 Chipsets in Taiwan

Ikanos Communications' high-performance processors and VDSL2 chipsets have been qualified by Chunghwa Telecom for mass deployment in its next generation network. The Ikanos chipsets will be incorporated into residential gateways supplied by TECOM Co. Ltd. and IP DSLAMs that enable the Chunghwa Telecom's Multimedia-on-Demand (MOD) triple play services across Taiwan.

Specifically, Chunghwa Telecom has qualified for use residential gateways that incorporate Ikanos' Fusiv Vx180 residential gateway processor. The Vx180 features a distributed accelerator processor (AP) architecture that offloads broadband wireless network bridging, routing, switching and firewall functions from the host central processing unit (CPU), so that the maximum possible processing power is preserved for advanced triple play and quality of service (QoS) functions. The multi-mode VDSL2/ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ capability also enables seamless connectivity to legacy networks.

The service provider will also use IP DSLAMs that include Ikanos' Fx 100100-5 and Fx 10050-5 central office (CO) chipsets, which are optimized for IPTV delivery with features such as integrated QoS capabilities and enhanced impulse noise protection (INP) schemes.