Communications processors features integrated G.Vector support

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By employing industry-standard G.Vector (ITU-T G.993.5), Ikanos’ Fusiv products are designed to enable telecommunications service providers to deploy 100 megabit-per-second (Mbps) service over traditional copper lines at 1/10th the cost of fiber.

These new devices add to Ikanos’ NodeScale Vectoring architecture, which spans the central office, remote cabinets in fiber to the node (FTTN) networks, and now the customer premises.

The Fusiv Vx185 integrates cost-effective support for bonding (ITU-T G.998.1 and G.998.2) by natively interfacing directly to two integrated analog front-end devices. This built-in support is designed to allow service providers to extend the reach of their advanced broadband services by coupling two pair of copper wires together. Bonding can also be used to increase the data rate over shorter distances.

Together, bonding and vectoring can be combined to push aggregate data rates up to 300Mbps.

With the Vx185/183, Ikanos also introduces key advancements in dynamic power management, designed to enable Ikanos’ communications processors to operate far below the power requirements of European Code of Conduct and Home Gateway Initiative.

According to Ikanos, its innovative accelerator processor architecture delivers reliable Quality of Service (QoS) and optimal packet processing performance. This 4th generation of accelerator processor implementation comes with advancements in packet handling which raises the performance bar for this class of service gateway. The new accelerator processor implementation enables bi-directional Gigabit routing performance while consuming less than 5% of the host application processor.


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