Broadcom Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO) has announced the availability of its integrated broadband CPE system on chip (SoC), the BCM63158. The BCM63158 combines Gfast, xDSL, and GPON into one integrated device, which enables telecom service providers to deploy copper or fiber broadband services via a single, unified platform, says Broadcom.
By using bonded 35b, bonded 106-MHz G.fast, and single-line 212-MHz Gfast with Broadcom's proprietary Reference Noise Cancellation (RNC), the BCM63158 will improve internet browsing speeds, the company says. Backward compatibility to ADSL/VDSL and LR-VDSL will allow service providers to deploy BCM63158-based products and services ahead of infrastructure developments, while gaining improved performance and security for smart home applications and modern containerized software offerings, the company adds.
With an added high-performance packet processing/offload engine, the BCM63158 is designed around a 1.5-GHz multi-core CPU (15k DMIPS). According to Broadcom, the BCM63158 is built to support the high-speed demands of tri-band 802.11ax home networking alongside Broadcom's BCM43684 WLAN chipset, multi-Gigabit Ethernet data rates, VoIP, and network attached storage.
"Combining both G.fast and GPON into a single device enables service providers to future-proof CPE product offerings as telecom operators deploy both copper and fiber-based solutions," said Greg Fischer, senior vice president and general manager, Broadband Carrier Access, Broadcom. "Further, the advanced processing capability of the BCM63158 enables secure, modern containerized software architectures along with the benefits of home networks supporting 802.11ax."
Broadcom has begun sampling the BCM63158 family of devices.
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