Broadcom unveils DSL and Gigabit routing device for residential gateways
Oct 28, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Broadcom Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, has unveiled its next generation digital subscriber line, or DSL, and Gigabit routing device for residential gateways.
The new multimode system-on-a-chip (SoC) provides increased xDSL performance, optimizes home network traffic flows and delivers multiple times the processing power of current carrier gateways.
Broadcom's new BCM63138 integrates single and multi-line ADSL2+/VDSL2 channel bonding interfaces supporting concurrent physical layer capabilities such as G.Vector, G.inp and SRA, along with GbE switching with advanced broadband WAN to home LAN traffic flow management.
"Broadcom's highly-integrated carrier access SoC, with its advanced performance and features, provides a leap forward for carriers to upgrade their network service offerings to consumers," said Greg Fischer, Broadcom vice president of Broadband Carrier Access, Broadband Communications Group. "With immense packet processing capabilities, the BCM63138 has the opportunity to completely change the way home networks are managed, how services are offered and how traffic flows are optimized."
Incorporating dual-PCIe interfaces to support dual-band concurrent 802.11n and 802.11ac (5G WiFi) wireless networking configurations, USB3 host ports and SATA interfaces for mass storage support, and a hardware secure boot mechanism, the BCM63138 is uniquely positioned to facilitate the combination of set-top box and DSL gateway functionality into a single platform.
Key features include: 1 GHz dual-core CPU with VoIP enhancements for 5000 DMIPS of performance and separate hardware packet acceleration engine; integrated multimode ADSL2+/VDSL transceiver and AFEs; integrated support for 6-band VDSL2 single line, or 2-line VDSL2 bonding; integrated multi-channel VoIP with DECT baseband; multiple PCIe interfaces for dual-band concurrent WLAN; integrated multi-port Ethernet switch with integrated LAN 10/100/1000 Auto-MDIX GE PHY transceivers; integrated USB3 host and SATA ports; advanced power management capabilities; and high-performance 28nm fabrication process.
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