Broadcom offers GPON SoCs with residential gateway software

Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) says it can now offer pair the GPON system on a chip (SoC) devices it gained from its Broadlight acquisition with “complete” residential gateway software. The combination better enables GPON equipment manufacturers to offer end-to-end GPON product lines, Broadcom asserts.

Oct 17th, 2012

Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) says it can now offer pair the GPON system on a chip (SoC) devices it gained from its Broadlight acquisition with “complete” residential gateway software. The combination better enables GPON equipment manufacturers to offer end-to-end GPON product lines, Broadcom asserts.

The acquisition of BroadLight and its GPON chips and software closed this past April (see “Broadcom to acquire PON chip vendor BroadLight”). The flagship BCM685xx series of semiconductors supports both high-speed connectivity and strict quality-of-service (QoS) requirements for residential triple-play offerings, Broadcom says. By now providing consistent software integration across all CPE platforms, Broadcom says it can offers a turnkey option to promote the development and deployment of end-to-end FTTx technology.

"By leveraging Broadcom's field proven multi-platform software now available on the BCM685xx product family, system vendors and carriers can quickly and cost-effectively develop and deploy next-generation fiber networks with consistency to their DSL software roadmaps,” according to Greg Fischer, Broadcom's vice president and general manager, Broadband Carrier Access. “This supports the continuing growth in new, revenue-generating class of services such as IPTV, gaming, home automation and whole-home connectivity."

"Broadcom's leading position in GPON addresses the consumer demand for a high-quality triple-play experience and the ability to add new features like cloud services and interactive gaming,” adds Jeff Heynen, directing analyst, broadband access and video, Infonetics Research. “With fiber networks projected for solid growth, GPON ONT gateways are expected to grow from 7.3 million units worldwide to nearly 18 million by 2016."

The BCM685xx series of GPON SoCs are now sampling.

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