Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Broadcom Ties 24x8 DOCSIS Channel Bonding for Gigabit Speed

Broadcom's fourth generation DOCSIS 3.0 chipset bond up to 24x8 DOCSIS channels to achieve 1Gbps downstream speed -- triple the downstream bandwidth and double the upstream bandwidth from previous generations.

The new BCM3384 DOCSIS/Euro-DOCSIS 3.0 cable gateway SoC combines Broadcom's Full-Band Capture (FBC) digital tuning technology with remote diagnostics, dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi, a custom, dedicated applications processor and integrated DECT 6.0 CAT-iq 2.0. 

Significantly, Broadcom said the new system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution  is pin compatible and leverages the same software and system design as its widely deployed BCM3383 DOCSIS 3.0 cable gateway.

Broadcom also notes that a home gateway based on this chipset could also support  802.11ac Wi-Fi, enabling gigabit speed to extend over the last mile broadband connection and to Wi-Fi clients inside the home.


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