BroadLight, Ralink Technology collaborate on integrated GPON plus 802.11n residential gateway

DECEMBER 29, 2009 -- GPON semiconductor and software supplier BroadLight has announced the successful integration of its BL2348 GPON residential gateway device and Ralink Technology’s RT3062 300-Mbps 802.11n Wi-Fi chip.

DECEMBER 29, 2009 -- GPON semiconductor and software supplier BroadLight has announced the successful integration of its BL2348 GPON residential gateway device and Ralink Technology’s RT3062 300-Mbps 802.11n Wi-Fi chip. The resulting integrated reference design offers an approach towards a high-performance, cost-optimized residential gateway for voice, video, and data services to the home over a combined GPON plus Wi-Fi network.

Ralink has recently joint BroadLight’s Synergy+ partners program. As a strategic partner, Ralink’s customers can leverage the Ralink device software driver integrated with BroadLight’s GPON residential gateway Wi-Fi acceleration engine.

“The combination of Ralink and BroadLight technologies creates a compelling solution for customers and enables them to quickly bring to market wireless-enabled GPON home gateways,” said Doron Tal, vice president of business development and product management for BroadLight. “802.11n Wi-Fi is an essential technology for residential gateways enabling wireless distribution of new high-speed services such as multimedia in the broadband connected home, and we are confident that Ralink’s 802.11n solutions provide a superior wireless networking experience for the lowest cost.”

Ralink Vice President Cashew Chen said, “802.11n is the clear choice for wirelessly distributing media content and services throughout the digital home. GPON significantly increases broadband performance on the LAN, driving the need for similarly robust wireless capabilities. New home gateways based on BroadLight’s GPON combined with Ralink RT3062 Wi-Fi can deliver the performance and reliability that consumers demand when streaming media and latency-sensitive content.”

Ralink will feature the chipset combination in suite #2169 of the Las Vegas Hilton during CES 2010.

Visit BroadLight

Visit Ralink Technology

More in PON/Systems