Integrated home gateway network processor delivers carrier class connectivity

Integrated home gateway network processor delivers carrier class connectivity

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This virtualization isolates concurrent applications so that networking functionality executes separately from non-networking applications, such as smart home services. One benefit of this architecture is shortened test time and time to market of new applications — without endangering the stability and integrity of the core networking software.

The MIPS based GRX350 network processor integrates carrier grade edge router features into its advanced home gateway architecture, which includes multiple CPUs, Gigabit switch with integrated GPHYs, 3×3 Wi-Fi, Voice and DECT telephony. Following Lantiq’s AnyWAN™ concept, the chipset effortlessly handles any kind of wide-area-network (WAN) connectivity including the new standard.

Next generation multi-service gateways based on the Lantiq processor will concurrently manage multiple Gigabits of incoming data streams from interfaces, like, GPON, Gigabit Ethernet WAN, VDSL2 or hybrid access network approaches such as DSLTE™ (DSL + LTE) .

The GRX350 integrates advanced offloading technologies to intelligently manage the multi-millions of packets from all the wired and wireless devices competing for network bandwidth in digital home environments doing it with a 0% CPU load.

In a first for home gateway network processors, Lantiq applies TrueQoS with hardware acceleration to all downstream and upstream data traffic, using full packet classification and bandwidth protection to assure the best possible customer experience

With GRX350 the home gateway supports virtual provisioning of network functions in SDN (Software Defined Network) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) scenarios by linking the standard OpenFlow™ protocol to its embedded TrueQoS and Packet Acceleration engines.

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