iamba Networks intros end-to-end GPON line

MAY 7, 2007 -- iamba Networks has unveiled a new suite of products, the iamba GPON Eco-System (iGES). The iGES is based on iamba's SoCs and offers a complete approach for OLT and ONT system vendors.

MAY 7, 2007 -- iamba Networks (search for iamba) has unveiled a new suite of products, the iamba GPON Eco-System (iGES). The iGES is based on iamba's SoCs and offers a complete approach for OLT and ONT system vendors.

The OLT component of iGES includes the iSL2402, a dual-PON SoC, a complete GPON management software suite, and a reference design that has been tested by several operators worldwide. A quad-PON SoC, the iSL2404, will be released in 4Q 2007.

The ONT offering, based on iamba's iSN1000 SoC, is a certified manufacturable design that includes PON management and triple-play application layer software and electronic and mechanical design. As part of its iGES, iamba offers a manufacturing license for its ONT product line, which includes outdoor and indoor ONTs designed based on inputs from major operators. iamba says its ONTs have passed interoperability tests with most major OLT vendors and have been tested by a number of Tier 1 operators worldwide. iamba offers sustaining engineering support throughout the life cycle of each product as part of the iGES.

By using the iGES, iamba says that TEMs can skip the product design, test, verification, and certification phases and move directly to the production phase and product delivery, significantly reducing time-to-market, development risks, and cost.

"GPON has been chosen by operators worldwide as the most effective access solution to meet the growing demands for increased bandwidth in the last mile, driven by the continued rise in volume of data, video, and voice traffic," said Moshe Nattiv, CEO, iamba Networks Inc. "iamba Networks has been involved in the PON industry for many years, which allowed us to witness the pain felt by TEMs attempting to enter this technologically demanding market. We designed iGES as a comprehensive solution kit for GPON, accelerating our partners into the exciting global GPON market."

The iGES is based on SoCs developed and owned entirely by iamba: the iSN1000 line of ONT SoCs and the iSL2400 OLT SoCs.

The iSN1000 ONT SoCs, include a SERDES, a multi-core processor architecture, and software supporting management, VoIP, IPTV, and legacy services and iamba's Traffic Pump Module (iTPM) delivering 1-Gbit/sec wire-speed data at all packet sizes. The iSN1000 line comprises versions optimized for SFU, SBU, and MDU applications.

The ISL2400 comprises dual-PON and quad-PON versions. The currently available iSL2402 is a dual-PON OLT SoC that supports 64 ONTs per PON, FEC, and AES. The device, based on a multi-core processor architecture, also supports a dynamic bandwidth allocation function to maximize the bandwidth utilization of the PON interface. The iSL2402 is currently in use by a number of Tier-1 TEMs and has been successfully tested by leading carriers in the United States, Europe, and Asia, according to the company.

Based on the technology of the iSL2402, the iSL2404 is a highly integrated OLT SoC supporting four GPON interfaces per chip, significantly lower power, and lower cost on a per-PON basis.

Full design information for the iSN1000 ONT SoC will be available in July 2007 and the device will sample in September 2007. Similarly, design information for the iSL2404 quad-PON OLT SoC will be available in September 2007 and the device will sample in November 2007.

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