Ikanos chips presage IPTV-optimized VDSL2

Thu, 07/20/2006 - 9:12am
Brian Santo, CED

Ikanos Communications has introduced a family of multimode VDSL2 chipsets with integrated packet classification and noise protection circuitry, critical capabilities for IPTV. The chipsets are designed to provide the highest throughput and density, with the lowest power consumption per port.

VDSL2 provides the bandwidth DSL service providers need to offer the triple play, but only on subscriber loops much shorter than most U.S. telcos have installed. VDSL2 has been deployed more extensively in Europe and elsewhere.

Ikanos introduced two chipsets that support all VDSL2 profiles - 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 12a, 12b, 17a and 30a - and are optimized for 30 MHz spectrum operation to offer 100/100 Mbps performance. Two other chipsets support all VDSL2 profiles except 30a, and are optimized for 17.6 MHz spectrum utilization and 100/50 Mbps performance.

All chipsets are available in sample quantities now. Production quantities will be available late in the third quarter.


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