Ikanos Processor Selected for Multimedia Gateway

Wed, 03/03/2010 - 8:27am

 FREMONT, Calif., March 1, 2010 — Ikanos Communications, Inc., a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today announced that that AVM, Germany’s leading manufacturer of broadband network equipment, has selected Ikanos’ Fusiv® Vx180 communications processor for integration into its most advanced family of multimedia home gateways. The Ikanos-based FRITZ!Box family of home gateways will be deployed in Germany and throughout Europe in IP-enabled multi-service A/VDSL access networks, enabling advanced services such as digital enhanced cordless telecommunications (DECT), dual-band concurrent 802.11n wireless LAN communications, network storage and multi-channel high-definition IPTV.

Ikanos’ Fusiv Vx180 is a low-power, single-chip communications processor that incorporates a MIPS-based™ CPU core capable of 500 MHz processing speeds, digital signal processor (DSP)-based VoIP capabilities and security. The Fusiv Vx180 offers advanced processing power, wire speed performance and best-in-class quality of service (QoS), and it easily integrates with home networking technologies, such as MoCA™, Home PNA™, HomePlug® and 802.11a/b/g/n. This integration enables service providers to deploy new offerings, including IPTV, more cost effectively; allows consumer electronics manufacturers to network all types of entertainment, home automation, and security products throughout the house; and greatly simplifies consumers’ purchasing and installation processes. Additionally, Vx180’s advanced xDSL interface supports multi-mode A/VDSL capability, which reduces the cost and complexity of supporting hybrid ADSL and VDSL networks for service providers worldwide.

The FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7390 offers innovative Internet, telephone, multimedia and network solutions making it ideally suited to broadband applications such as video streaming and IPTV. By incorporating VDSL2, ADSL2+, WLAN N, DECT CAT-iq, IPv6 and gigabit network storage, the FRITZ!Box 7390 includes all functions vital for communication in one single device.

“Ikanos’ Vx180 communications processor was the ideal choice for our next-generation of multimedia gateways,” said Dr. Gerd Thiedemann, head of product management at AVM. “The processing performance coupled with broadband connections up to 100 Mbps is enabling FRITZ!Box home gateways to support both distribution and storage of personal content, such as digital files, photos and entertainment media.”

“AVM is known for its innovative broadband communications equipment and their selection of the Vx180 communications processor further confirms the interoperability and performance of the Vx180 A/VDSL convergence platform,” said Craig Garen, COO at Ikanos. “By working with AVM, and exceeding the strict requirements for mass deployment in Germany, Ikanos is advancing the development of intelligent home gateways and supporting the deployment of revenue-generating services in Germany and throughout Europe.”

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