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Monday, February 2, 2015

Intel to Acquire Lantiq for Home Gateway Silicon

Intel has agreed to acquire Lantiq, a supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, for an undisclosed sum.

Lantiq, which is based in Munich, Germany, offers a portfolio of silicon devices including xDSL solutions with vectoring and G.Fast; fiber-based technologies such as Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) and GPON; gateway home networking and DSLTE systems; ultra-efficient network processors; and comprehensive Ethernet and voice solutions. The company holds over 2,000 patents.

Intel said the acquisition will expand its presence in the cable residential gateway market and broaden its offering to other gateway markets, including DSL, Fiber, LTE, retail and IoT smart routers.

"By 2018, we expect more than 800 million broadband connected households worldwide," said Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Client Computing Group. "Intel has been a global leader in driving broadband into the home and to connected compute devices. The combination of our cable gateway business with Lantiq's technology and talent can allow global service providers to introduce new home computing experiences and enable consumers to take advantage of a more smart and connected home."

"Intel and Lantiq share a common vision about the evolution of the connected home and the intelligent network," said Dan Artusi, Lantiq CEO. "Together we can drive the transformation of the broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) as it becomes a smart gateway that connects an increasingly diverse roster of devices and services in the home."

  • Lantiq was spun out of Infineon Technologies in 2009. It subsequently acquired the home networking and DSL-related assets of Aware.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Quantenna and Lantiq Partner on 802.11ac 4x4 Ethernet Routers

Quantenna Communications and Lantiq announced a joint solution for Ethernet Retail Router market that combines Quantenna’s QSR1000 4x4 802.11ac with the Lantiq GRX300 communications processor family.

The Lantiq /Quantenna AC2000 solution boosts 5GHz Wi-Fi performance by offering 4x4 11ac including MU MIMO, while optimizing the performance of 802.11n Wi-Fi with existing 1x1 and 2x2 clients.

“The Ethernet Retail Router market today requires highest performance 11ac technology, while there is still the need to serve existing 1x1 and 2x2 11n clients well. Through this strategic partnership with Quantenna we are able to address these market requirements with a single platform. By combining Quantenna’s 4x4 11ac and Lantiq’s 11n technology we are offering an extremely attractive solution for the Ethernet Retail Router market,” said Matthias Kindler, director of marketing, Residential Gateway

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Lantiq’s VDSL2 Chipset Supports 300 Mbps at up to 200m

Lantiq began shipping its new VINAX dp chipset optimized for Fiber To The distribution point (FTTdp) applications.

The Lantiq VINAX dp chipset enables aggregated 300 Mbps over VDSL2 at distances up to 200m between a customer premise gateway and the fiber network distribution point.

Lantiq said uts new chip set operates in industrial temperature ranges and with low power consumption, enabling installation in outdoor boxes with passive cooling. Since it can be line-powered from the customer premise, the FTTdp unit can be placed conveniently in carrier managed locations, while on the subscriber end, the standard VDSL CPE and power feeder is self-installed.

Key features:

  • Tightly integrated Lantiq carrier-class VDSL2 and GPON (FALC ON) solution
  • 300 Mbps aggregated data rate with G.INP (retransmission) downstream and upstream
  • Based on mature, future proof (VINAX CO platform) technology with demonstrated interoperability on both ends for GPON and VDSL links. 
  • Typical power consumption is 2.7 Watt for the VINAX dp chipset. 
  • The entire system consumes less than 6 Watts – including VDSL, GPON, DC/DC converter and all other active and passive components.  

Lantiq said it has partnered with several leading equipment manufacturers including Alcatel Lucent, ZTE, T&W, Aethra Telecommunications and others for successful field trials of its FTTdp solution.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Germany's Fraunhofer ESK Explores Gigabit over Existing Copper

Germany's Fraunhofer ESK has launched a multi-year research project in collaboration with Lantiq and InnoRoute Gmbh aimed at achieving gigabit broadband rates over existing copper access lines.

The research will explore channel properties in the 300 MHz frequency range over relatively short lengths of existing copper. VDSL2 utilizes frequencies up to 30 MHz.

The project is funded by the Bavarian Research Institute.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lantiq and Intel Show LTE Cat6 Gateway Platform

Lantiq and Intel announced a joint reference platform for fixed LTE Broadband Router designs.

The co-developed reference platform combines the Intel XMM 7260 LTE communications platform with Lantiq’s GRX330 Communications Processor.

Key features:

  • An Intel designed M.2 module based on the Intel XMM 7260 platform delivers LTE-Advanced features  including flexible carrier aggregation - up to 40Mhz with support for up to 23 CA combinations in one SKU – and category 6 speeds (300 Mbps theoretical peak downlink speeds).
  • The 7260 supports more than 30 3GPP bands (21 bands simultaneous in a single SKU) and global network standards (LTE FDD/TDD, WCDMA/HSPA+, TD-SCDMA/TD-HSPA/EDGE).
  • The Lantiq GRX330 communications processor offers a full Gigabit Ethernet router design, using  a dedicated acceleration engine to maximize Wi-Fi throughput, while keeping the CPU available for other networking and application tasks.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ASSIA and Lantiq Sign Vectored VDSL Cross-license Deal

Lantiq and ASSIA Inc. announced a collaboration and cross-license agreement for the management of vectored systems.

Lantiq has shipped nearly two million vectored VDSL ports to its DSLAM vendor customers.

ASSIA’s DSL Expresse management software manages approximately 20 percent of all DSLs worldwide.

The companies said the combination of ASSIA's DSL Expresse Smart Vectoring management software with Lantiq vectored VDSL chipsets enables broadband service providers to automatically plan, predict, manage and optimize the performance of their vectored VDSL networks, thereby ensuring the best possible customer experience and maximizing their return on investment.

“By collaborating with ASSIA, we expect to leverage the full benefits of vectored VDSL, regardless of deployment scenario, and to set the highest standards for product performance for our customers,” said Lantiq CEO Dan Artusi. “The agreement also assures substantial IP protection for customer deployments based on Lantiq chipsets and ASSIA software tools.”

“ASSIA is delighted to be working with Lantiq on the products and solutions that make the deployment and management of vectored VDSL networks easier and faster,” said ASSIA CEO and Chairman, Dr. John Cioffi. “As a result of this agreement, service providers worldwide have the opportunity to improve customer experience and economically deliver high-performance broadband services to the digital home.”

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lantiq and KEYMILE Announce VDSL System Level Vectoring

Lantiq and KEYMILE announced volume shipments of system level vectoring equipped VDSL Linecards to a major telecommunications carrier. The company said the deployment will surpass 1.5 million vectored lines in 2013. A majority of these VDSL Linecards is already deployed in the field and vectoring based broadband services are expected to be offered to consumers by the end of 2013.

The joint Lantiq/KEYMILE system level vectoring solution supports 192 channels.

Bjeorn Claassen, CEO of KEYMILE: "Our joint vectoring solution is a great example of the ongoing strong and valuable collaboration between Lantiq and KEYMILE. Due to this close collaboration we were able to ship a market-ready and market leading vectoring product to our customers, only 1.5 years after official approval of the vectoring standard. We highly value Lantiq as a reliable and flexible partner. The Lantiq solution plays an essential role in our cutting-edge vectoring offering."

Dan Artusi, CEO of Lantiq: "Lantiq has a large footprint in VDSL for central office and CPE and is rapidly gaining market share. VDSL, including vectoring and bonded lines, is worldwide becoming the key technology for superfast internet. By shipping the first field deployed System Level Vectoring solution for mass deployment, we reinforce our leading role in VDSL and enable millions of customers to get connected to ultra-fast Internet services."

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lantiq Hits 250 Mbps over Copper with Reverse Powered Fiber to the Distribution Point

Lantiq, in partnership with Aethra Telecommunications, an access network equipment supplier, introduced a reverse powered Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) broadband access solution that uses standard fiber and copper wire to deliver aggregated data rates up to 250 Mbps over 200m twisted-pair copper line lengths.   The idea is to use fiber drop points on a neighborhood pole or in a building basement to provision multiple customer end-points for an enhanced VDSL2 service supporting triple play broadband services, including multiple HD TV channels over IP.

The solution leverages Lantiq’s ultra-low power FALC-ON GPON and VINAX V3 VDSL2 chipsets and patent-pending reverse power feeding circuitry developed by Aethra Telecommunications.

Lantiq and Aethra Telecommunications will demonstrate their FTTdp solution at Broadband World Forum (BBWF), October 16-18 in Amsterdam.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lantiq Targets VoLTE Enabled Home Gateways

Lantiq is collaborating with D2 Technologies and Ecrio Inc. to enable rich, native communications services for 4G LTE clients. Specifically, Lantiq will offer integration and test support for each company's Voice over LTE software with the Lantiq XWAY GRX Gateway Platform, providing networking OEMs and carriers with a path to faster deployment of wireless broadband enabled home gateways. Reference designs are expected in early 2013.

D2 Technologies is the developer of mCUE 4G and vPort, advanced IMS VoLTE and RCS software solutions that offer IMS IP communications services such as HD voice, real time video call, instant message, presence, SMS and VCC on 4G mobile networks.

Ecrio offers its commercially deployed Mobile Communications Client Suite (MCCS) powered by FlexIMS Architecture, which supports such 4G/LTE services as Voice, Video, SMS and other Rich Communication Suite Services.

The Lantiq XWAY GRX Gateway Platform includes a powerful multi-core network processor and proven Universal Gateway software stack for core networking functions and support for Lantiq�s broad connectivity and voice product portfolio, including Fast/Gigabit-Ethernet, WLAN, and DECT/CAT-iq solutions.

Lantiq has previously announced collaboration with LTE-chipset supplier Altair Semiconductor.

"These cooperations mark the next step in our LTE Gateway strategy. Last year saw a significant increase of LTE CPE deployments by major carriers and now we expect VoLTE to enter the mass market. As we develop an ecosystem of solution providers specifically for this new segment of the home broadband market, we add valuable services to our portfolio," said Dirk Wieberneit, Head of the Customer Premises Equipment Business Unit of Lantiq.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lantiq and Qualcomm Atheros Enter Home Gateway Collaboration

Lantiq is collaborating with Qualcomm Atheros to produce an advanced broadband home gateway reference design that integrates the Qualcomm Atheros QCA9880 3x3 802.11ac solution and the Lantiq XWAY ARX300 or VRX288 universal gateway chipsets.

The companies are providing a complete software and hardware reference design featuring the newest evolution of 802.11 Wi-Fi and proven DSL broadband gateway functionality. The Lantiq XWAY ARX300 and VRX288 home gateway chipsets support either ADSL or VDSL broadband access.

Qualcomm Atheros’ QCA9880 3-stream 802.11ac chip supports 80 MHz mode and 256 QAM to deliver 1.3 Gbps PHY rates. The QCA9880 features an integrated CPU core to reduce host processor loads and assist fast, seamless integration of the 802.11ac capability on the gateway platform.

Lantiq and Qualcomm Atheros Enter Home Gateway Collaboration

Lantiq is collaborating with Qualcomm Atheros to produce an advanced broadband home gateway reference design that integrates the Qualcomm Atheros QCA9880 3x3 802.11ac solution and the Lantiq XWAY ARX300 or VRX288 universal gateway chipsets.

The companies are providing a complete software and hardware reference design featuring the newest evolution of 802.11 Wi-Fi and proven DSL broadband gateway functionality. The Lantiq XWAY ARX300 and VRX288 home gateway chipsets support either ADSL or VDSL broadband access.

Qualcomm Atheros’ QCA9880 3-stream 802.11ac chip supports 80 MHz mode and 256 QAM to deliver 1.3 Gbps PHY rates. The QCA9880 features an integrated CPU core to reduce host processor loads and assist fast, seamless integration of the 802.11ac capability on the gateway platform.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Lantiq Highlights IPv6-Ready CPE Status

Lantiq confirmed that its XWAY xDSL and network processor Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) and UGW software suite received the “IPv6 CE Ready�? designation after successful tests at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). This assures that manufacturers of home routers/gateways are enabled to develop future-ready solutions based on Lantiq chips and software. IPv6 certification testing was conducted on Lantiq’s portfolio of dedicated ADSL2/2+, VDSL2 and Gigabit Ethernet SoCs to ensure that customer premises router/gateway can be enabled to support IPv6 connectivity to the Internet.

Lantiq is taking part in World IPv6 Launch Day on June 6.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Lantiq Samples ADSL2/2+ Gateway System-on-Chip

Lantiq unveiled its XWAY ARX300 device family for new ADSL2/2+ Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) designs. Four versions will be offered for different broadband gateway models. Key features include:

  • Complete ADSL PHY on-chip, including line driver circuitry, compliant with ITU-T G.992 for 28 Mbps downstream and 2.7 Mbps upstream data rates supporting physical layer features such as erasure decoding and retransmission (G.998.4), directly benefiting Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) applications.

  • Fully integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch and Gigabit or Fast Ethernet PHYs.

  • Integrated, flexible 802.11n Wireless LAN (WLAN) connectivity supporting 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency band operation. XWAY WRX312 (2x2 MIMO) and XWAY WRX313 (3x3 MIMO) companion chips are low power multi-standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n RF transceiver with integrated power amplifier for 2.4 GHz band operation.

  • Two device versions: XWAY ARX382 and XWAY ARX388 derivatives leverage Lantiq’s extensive voice communications and home networking portfolio in multiple reference designs, including XWAY SLIC 100 voice interface, COSIC Modem DECT/CAT-iq single-chip device, and XWAY HNX chipsets for powerline/phone line/copper wire connectivity.

  • Low system Bill of Materials (BOM)

  • High-performance dual-processor architecture includes a 500 MHz CPU and dedicated 32-bit protocol processing engine that assures Gigabit routing performance with zero load on the application processor.

  • Fully-compliant 802.11n.e/i/h WLAN performance at up to 300 Mbps with zero-packet-error rate technology and “Thick MAC�? architecture to offload processor intensive operations from the main CPU supports carrier grade wireless links for rich media, including IPTV.

  • Designed with power management mechanisms to meet European CoC v4 and beyond requirements.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lantiq Samples System-Level Vectoring Chip

Lantiq announced first customer shipments of its VINAXTM IVE1000 System-Level Vectoring Engine chip.

The company said its new VINAX IVE1000 represents a major milestone for the deployment of vectoring in the field. The chip is an integrated ASSP solution suitable for volume deployment of system-level vectoring solutions supporting up to 384 VDSL2 lines.

The implementation supports full cancellation and partial cancellation of crosstalk in copper bundles. Specifically, Lantiq's VINAX IVE1000 uses advanced signal processing techniques to cancel Far-End Crosstalk (FEXT) between any of the VDSL2 lines in a copper bundle. This enables service providers to achieve 100 Mbps symmetrical and beyond, according to the company.
In addition, Lantiq said its technology enables up to 20% system power savings in a fully-vectored system (compared to non-vectoring) as a result of optimal balancing of transmission power.

The VINAX V3 enables “vectoring ready"? VDSL2 line cards (which support ADSL2/2+ through VDSL2 30MHz standards), requiring only a remote software upgrade when the VINAX IVE1000-based central vectoring card is added at the CO or in a local cabinet. Connected to a vectoring standard-compliant CPE device such as the Lantiq XWAY VRX200, this combination allows the implementation of a complete end-to-end vectoring solution. Lantiq’s XWAY VRX200 CPE device is “vectoring ready" today, as such only a simple software upgrade is necessary for full vectoring functionality.

Lantiq noted that is VINAX Vectoring System is compliant with and is capable of supporting all features defined in ITU G.993.2 (VDSL2), G.993.5 (G.vector) and ITU G.997 (G.ploam). The solution applies to all VDSL2 profiles and supports up to 384 VDSL2 ports by cascading multiple VINAX IVE1000 devices. This high level of scalability, coupled with the compelling features offered by the VINAX V3 chipset, results in a solution that is ideally suited to a wide range of applications such as MDU, MSAN and DSLAM.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Lantiq Brings HD Voice Quality to 2.4 GHz Cordless Home Phones

Lantiq has expanded its family of single-chip solutions for advanced cordless home telephony with a new 2.4 GHz COSIC WDCT device for DECT phones targeted at Asia-Pacific countries and emerging markets that use this unlicensed frequency range.

It supports wideband voice and low-rate data services (similar to European CAT-iq™ feature-set) to make the cordless phone a value-added component of a digital home. The device's wideband coding and transmission and advanced acoustic echo cancellation results in brilliant HD voice quality for conversation and recording, including full duplex hands free speaking with HD sound. It feautres adaptive collision detection and channel selection for co-existence with 2.4 GHz wireless LAN, and a high-signal-to-noise ratio (sensitivity approx. -98 dbm) reduces transmit power requirement and achieves better range performance than alternative devices.

All members of Lantiq's COSIC family integrate baseband controller, RF transceiver and power amplifier on single silicon chip, resulting in lowest system Bill of Material (BOM) cost, optimized manufacturing and logistics, smallest PCB footprint and low power consumption.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lantiq and Altair Plans LTE Home Gateways

Lantiq and Altair Semiconductor announced a partnership for the development of LTE-ready home gateways.
The collaboration matches Altair's LTE chipset with the Lantiq XWAY GRX family of network processors for a range of products from simple LTE bridge modems up to multiservice LTE gateways, optimized for different regional market requirements in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The Altair FourGee-3100/6200 is a 3GPP LTE chipset that offers both TDD and FDD capabilities and has been extensively tested for interoperability with all leading infrastructure solutions.

Lantiq's connectivity and voice product portfolio, including Fast/Gigabit-Ethernet, WLAN, FXS, DECT/CAT-iq solutions, complements the system offering allowing customers to build LTE gateways from pure data-only gateways up to high-end LTE gateways, including voice.

Lantiq's XWAY GRX network processors and Altair's FourGee LTE chipset are available today, tested. The joint system solution is planned for Q1 2012.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Deutsche Telekom Powers Home Gateway with Lantiq

Deutsche Telekom's flagship Speedport communications hub for in-home broadband services is powered by Lantiq silicon. The new Speedport W 921V Broadband Router is based on Lantiq chips for all its major functions including DSL, network processor, Gigabit Ethernet, 2.4 and 5G WLAN, DECT/CAT-iq, voice, and ISDN.

Features of the new broadband router include Wi-Fi streaming, ADSL/VDSL connectivity of up to 50 Mbps and DECT/Cat-iq HD-telephony. It supports dual band (2.4 GHz and 5.2 GHz) Wi-Fi for concurrent data and media streaming, including IPTV, which allows for superior video quality transmission over WLAN.

Lantiq supplied key chips and core software used in the Speedport W 921V, including:

  • the XWAY VRX288 Home DSL Gateway chipset, which acts as a system central processor to support broadband access processing, wired/wireless connectivity, digital voice processing and other features

  • the XWAY PHY11G physical layer chipset to drive wired Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to external devices

  • the WAVE 300 WLAN chipset, with full dual band (2.4 GHz and 5.2 GHz) output to support simultaneous wireless data and media stream communications across a household while providing superior video quality with zero-packet-errors across exceptionally long distances in buildings

  • the XWAY SLIC120, a dual-channel telephone line interface in a single chip

  • the COSIC Modem, a DECT/CAT-iq base station device

  • the IPAC-X, an ISDN Transceiver.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lantiq Powers First CAT-iq 2.0 Home Gateway for DT

Lantiq's XWAY and COSIC silicon will power the industry's first home gateway certified by the DECT Forum as compliant with the CAT-iq 2.0 profile. Specifically, Deutsche Telekom will upgrade its Speedport W 504V home gateway to be CAT-iq 2.0 compliant in its service area beginning this summer.

Two Lantiq single-chip devices are used in the home gateway. The Lantiq COSIC Modem is an integrated CAT-iq solution featuring a baseband controller, RF transceiver and a power amplifier on a single chip. This can be used with any of the Lantiq XWAY xRX family of CPE products for xDSL gateways. Lantiq's embedded VoIP engine is the DECT software stack which serves as the engine at the heart of the CAT-iq implementation and is supported with a toolkit for application integration.

CAT-iq is a next generation cordless phone technology for advanced IP-based communications, beginning with wideband, HD-quality voice services and expanding to a rich suite of voice services and data-driven applications. Features of CAT-iq 2.0 include multi-line support, easy pairing and phonebook synchronization. As future CAT-iq profiles are released, service providers will be able to push new voice and data services to consumers that essentially make cordless phones part of a broadband intelligent home network.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ITU-T Advances G.hnem Recommendations

The G.hnem standard has entered the final stages of approval at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

G.hnem will leverage low frequency (9-500 KHz) powerline communications (PLC) for smart meters, energy management systems, electric vehicle communications, control and home automation. Links will offer performance of up to 1 Mb/s and can operate in the CENELEC as well as the FCC bands. Various improvements incorporated into G.hnem include significant blocking of impulsive noise, improved cross-phase signal propagation, and increased robustness under challenging powerline conditions.

The new standard consists of two new recommendations: G.9955 (PHY and system architecture) and G.9956 (DLL). The two G.hnem standards ITU-T G.9955 and G.9956 contain the physical layer specification and the data link layer specification, respectively, for narrowband OFDM power line communications transceivers for communications via alternating current and direct current electric power lines over frequencies below 500 kHz. These ITU-T standards support indoor and outdoor communications over low voltage lines, medium voltage lines, through transformer low-voltage to medium-voltage, and through transformer medium-voltage to low-voltage power lines in both urban and long distance rural communications.

The schedule at ITU-T calls for the completion of final Approval of both Recommendations later this year.

The HomeGrid Forum welcomed the milestone. "We are delighted that the ITU-T has been able to develop the G.hnem Recommendation in just a year," said Lantiq's Dr. Vladimir Oksman, Chairman of the HomeGrid Forum's Smart Grid Working Group. "This is a great step forward in collaboration between the ITU-T, the IEEE, SAE, ISO/IEC and HomeGrid Forum, with HomeGrid Forum leading in the ITU-T's development of this next generation of PLC. This new Recommendation is a significant move as it represents the ITU-T's first step in the smart grid arena, promoting interoperable devices and opening new global markets to innovative PLC products. The HomeGrid Forum has been one of the leaders in the ITU-T's development of this next generation of PLC."

Malcolm Johnson, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, said: "Reaching Consent for G.hnem PHY and DLL Recommendations is a significant milestone and demonstrates just how effectively this industry can work together for the benefit of everyone. We particularly acknowledge the hard work of the HomeGrid Forum, whose members have embraced this important work from the outset and have shown sustained support and commitment in helping us reach this stage."

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Video: Lantiq Discusses "The Future of Networking"

Lantiq is a brand new company with 25 years of history. Tracing its origins to Siemens Semiconductor (later Infineon Technologies), Lantiq is focused on the future of broadband and home networking. Imran Hajimusa, President of Lantiq North America, discusses technology evolution, home networking in the broadband era, competition in the silicon space, and network access trends.