New Broadcom GPON home gateway SoC targets China

Jan. 10, 2013
Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) has announced a GPON Home Gateway Unit (HGU) system-on-a-chip (SoC) for development of optical network terminals (ONTs) that comply to China Telecom's E8C specification. The new BCM68571 GPON home gateway device is part of Broadcom's family of BCM685xx GPON products for China and features carrier-grade residential gateway software.

Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) has announced a GPON Home Gateway Unit (HGU) system-on-a-chip (SoC) for development of optical network terminals (ONTs) that comply to China Telecom's E8C specification. The new BCM68571 GPON home gateway device is part of Broadcom's family of BCM685xx GPON products for China and features carrier-grade residential gateway software.

The new GPON semiconductor features line-rate packet processing, a quad port Fast Ethernet switch, support for PCI Express and USB 2.0, and a SIM card controller.

Broadcom appears to have lined up support for the new device quickly. "The Chinese market continues to grow and is poised to be a leading GPON region worldwide," said Li Changchun, Fiberhome R&D General Manager, Service & CPE Business Unit. "With E8C-optimized technology, Broadcom's industry-proven and highly integrated solutions deliver the performance, price, and power requirements demanded by the market."

"Broadcom's BCM68571/68531 turnkey solution supports our need to develop and deploy quickly, which is especially critical as China's demand for GPON technology continues to increase," added C.L. Chang, MitraStar Technology Corp. president. "With interoperability at the heart of Broadcom's integrated solutions, we are seamlessly meeting customer demands and building the foundation for higher bandwidth services such as IPTV, HDTV, and streaming video."

The BCM68571 is currently shipping.

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