Ikanos touts 110 Mbps via Velocity-3 NodeScale Vectoring VDSL chipset

Communicatons semiconductor supplier Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) says that it has demonstrated VDSL-based transmission of 110 Mbps up to 500 m across 192 ports using its Velocity-3 NodeScale Vectoring VDSL chipset. The company says it also has tallied its first design win for the chipset.

Communicatons semiconductor supplier Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) says that it has demonstrated VDSL-based transmission of 110 Mbps up to 500 m across 192 ports using its Velocity-3 NodeScale Vectoring VDSL chipset. The company says it also has tallied its first design win for the chipset.

The company did not identify the customer.

Ikanos says designers can use the Velocity-3 vectoring chipset for both line card and vectoring card applications to support 110 Mbps over a single pair or 200 Mbps and more over bonded VDSL pairs. In addition to the 192-port support, the company offers a reference platform that can also be configured as a “2x192” design to support 384 ports of 110 Mbps. The fact that the chipset does not require external FPGA or processor support simplifies line card design, lowers power requirements, and reduces costs, the company adds.

Node scale vectoring provides vectoring support across an entire VDSL system using a separate control card, rather than applying vectoring on a card-by-card basis (see “Ikanos NodeScale Vectoring improves DSL performance”). The node scale approach provides better, more efficient performance than the card-by-card approach, an Ikanos source told Lightwave.

“Ikanos has a clear vision of delivering network-proven technology that gives carriers a platform for rolling out new revenue-generating services now and in the future,” said Teresa Mastrangelo, principal analyst, Broadbandtrends. “Velocity-3 NodeScale vectoring has proven that it can deliver 110 Mbps at up to 500 meters, meeting the expressed requirements of carriers that Broadbandtrends recently surveyed. As a practical solution, deployable today wherever copper is already in the ground, Ikanos is helping to advance the broadband industry in the U.S. and around the world.”

“We’re excited about demonstrating proven performance that keeps VDSL in the vanguard of broadband technologies,” said Omid Tahernia, president and CEO of Ikanos. “The 2x192 design that we announced today delivers proof that broadband service providers can scale their operations to accommodate the huge pent-up demand for bandwidth that is a challenge for all service providers.”

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