Ikanos Communications has expanded into the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) residential gateway market with a new gateway processor. The Fusiv Vx170 supports gigabit packet processing and enables integrated security, voice and wire speed quality of service (QoS).
Based on Ikanos’ Fusiv architecture, the Vx170 supports most major local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) interfaces, including 802.11n, MoCA, HomePNA and Power Line Communication.
The chip, which draws less than 2.5 watts of power, has a RISC CPU, dedicated DSP engines for voice-over-IP (VoIP) and multiple Accelerator Processors. By offloading various tasks across several Accelerator Processors, most of the Vx170’s RISC CPU’s processing power is available for customer applications, Ikanos said.
The Vx170 is designed to offer 2.7 GHz of processing power, which ensures that the Vx170 meets the processing needs of current and future applications.