Video over EPON goal of BroadLogic, ZTE collaboration

BroadLogic Network Technologies Inc., a supplier of mixed-signal semiconductors, and ZTE plan to showcase the use of Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) infrastructure to deliver broadcast-quality video services to digital TVs at the CableLabs Winter Conference.

BroadLogic Network Technologies Inc., a supplier of mixed-signal semiconductors, and ZTE plan to showcase the use of Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) infrastructure to deliver broadcast-quality video services to digital TVs at the CableLabs Winter Conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Feb. 28 – March 1, 2011. The new demonstration will leverage BroadLogic’s Internet Protocol to Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (IP-to-QAM) reference system integrated with ZTE’s C300 optical line terminal (OLT) carrying broadcast video to a QAM-ready digital TV.

The new EPON-to-QAM gateway enables EPON (both 1G and 10G EPON standardized in 2009) to deliver High-Definition (HD) and Standard-Definition (SD) television channels to hospitality and other bulk commercial accounts, the companies say. EPON-to-QAM gateways also can be used for residential services, including multiple dwelling unit (MDU) digital TV services.

The EPON-to-QAM demonstration for the Winter Conference will include:

  • BroadLogic’s IP-to-QAM full hardware and software reference design using the BL85000 TeraQAM chip that delivers 32 QAMs on a single RF port
  • ZTE’s ZXA10 C300 1G/10G EPON OLT
  • an SFP-ONU for interfacing the OLT to the IP-to-QAM over a 1-Gbps EPON link


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