Passave intros OLT chip for Gigabit Ethernet FTTH

10 October 2003 New Orleans, LA Lightwave -- Passave Technologies, a provider of chipsets for FTTH and Ethernet, has announced a line of low-cost devices suitable for deployment in Gigabit Ethernet optical line terminals (OLTs) used in passive optical networks (PONs) for fiber to the home (FTTH) applications.

10 October 2003 New Orleans, LA Lightwave -- Passave Technologies, a provider of chipsets for FTTH and Ethernet, has announced a line of low-cost devices suitable for deployment in Gigabit Ethernet optical line terminals (OLTs) used in passive optical networks (PONs) for fiber to the home (FTTH) applications.

The PAS5001 single-chip EPON device is designed for low-complexity FTTH OLTs. Ethernet interfaces allow integration with existing IP platforms for low-cost, high-density OLT designs for fiber to the premises. Together with the commercially available PAS6001 optical network unit (ONU) chip, a complete end-to-end solution is now available for Gigabit EPON.

"Passave's commitment to providing a complete solution for EPON is demonstrated though continuous reduction of costs and integration time for our system partners," says Victor Vaisleib, CEO of Passave. "Vendors using the PAS6001 ONU chip to build low-cost systems now have a complete end-to-end solution that is complying with the EPON standard."

The PAS5001 is the first OLT device conforming to the emerging IEEE 802.3ah EFM standard. It integrates EPON (Ethernet in the First Mile point-to-multi-point) and OAM functionality. The PAS5001 system-on-a-chip features integrated networking functions, security, and subscriber management. TDM services together with IP multicast video and ultra-high-speed data are supported from a single integrated platform.

The PAS5001 is available for sampling in a 388 BGA package. Also available are PAS65005 reference design and PAS65006 sample boards.

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