Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Broadcom Adds GPON to its Carrier Access Portfolio

Broadcom announced its first GPON products for optical network terminals (ONTs) or optical network units (ONUs) . The new designs feature Broadcom's existing 400 MHz dual core processor architecture, hardware-assisted gigabit bridging and routing, hardware-assisted IPsec security for virtual private network (VPN) termination, gigabit switch and PHYs, VoIP, support for USB 2.0 host and devices, and support for Broadcom's latest wireless LAN (WLAN) devices utilizing PCI Express . The BCM6800 family includes TR-069 and OMCI management software.

Broadcom's GPON portfolio also features integration of a Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA ) media access controller (MAC), PHY transceiver and RF tuner. This enables service providers to transform a subscriber's existing coax network into a home media distribution gateway.