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December 01, 2011

Mindspeed's Comcerto 1000 Multi-Core Packet Processor Crosses Five Million Landmark

Mindspeed Technologies (News - Alert), Inc., a leading provider of network infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry, recently reported that its Comcerto multi-core system-on-chip (SoC) embedded packet processors have proved extremely successful.

In a press release, the company claimed that it has shipped five million 1000 processors for customer premises equipment (CPE), including residential gateways and broadband home routers (BHRs).

With broadband home networking market growing at a considerable pace, the market is being flooded with new devices and technologies that allow consumers to turn their homes into digital hubs for media sharing, social networking, and for availing a range of carrier-managed broadband health, energy and security services.

This has unlocked huge market opportunities for the residential broadband home routers and these devices, according to industry watchers, make up the fastest growing segment of the broadband customer premises equipment devices market.

Mindspeed's Comcerto 1000 processor features a state-of-the-art QoS hardware capability that enables flawless, simultaneous streaming of voice, high-definition (HD) grade video and data applications.

The Comcerto 1000's unique, programmable software architecture enables manufacturers to offer multiple system solutions for various deployments ranging from fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) based triple play gateways to 3G/4G-routers and WiMAX (News - Alert) integrated access devices (IADs), Mindspeed explained in the release.

Mindspeed recently extended its Comcerto 1000 family to enable a new category of CPE service offload platform (SOP) hardware that can be used with existing BHRs in the connected home.

“Our Comcerto 1000 processor has particularly strong penetration in the BHR market, where we are playing an important role in this segment's rapid expansion and evolution. We continue to deliver a growing range of capabilities on the multi-core SoC foundation of our Comcerto processor, which combines performance with extremely low power consumption and carrier-class voice, quality of service (QoS) and reliability. This architecture has proven ideal for value-added services deployment by enabling remotely-managed applications from carriers, or third-party providers, to be run on one core, while the other remains dedicated to primary gateway functionality including voice processing and IPTV (News - Alert) routing,” Naser Adas, vice president and general manager of Mindspeed explained in a statement.

Earlier this month Mindspeed Technologies announced its collaboration with Powerwave Technologies, Inc, a global supplier of advanced solutions for wireless communications networks, to deliver advanced long-term evolution (LTE (News - Alert)) small cell solutions to public safety, military and 4G mobile broadband markets.

Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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