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Motorola’s TX32 decoupled downstream module good to go

Tue, 05/27/2008 - 8:25am
Mike Robuck

Motorola said today that its TX32 decoupled downstream module, which is designed to increase bandwidth to new DOCSIS 3.0 and EuroDOCSIS 3.0 cable modems, is now commercially available.

"The Motorola TX32 solution allows cable operators to deploy channel bonding services today with only minor adjustments to their network at the headend,” said Dr. George Simmons, corporate VP and GM of Access Network Solutions, Home & Networks Mobility, at Motorola. “This represents a giant leap forward in the race for cost-effective, higher-capacity broadband solutions to deliver enhanced personal media experiences."

Motorola claims the TX32 is the industry's highest-density integrated downstream product. Each module supports 32 QAM channels in a single slot within the Motorola BSR 64000 CMTS/EDGE router. The TX32 solution requires one slot in the BSR 64000, while competitors require two slots to provide the same downstream density.

Motorola said that the TX32 will increase the downstream capacity of deployed BSR 64000s by more than 500 percent and will reduce the cost per downstream QAM. The TX32 also incorporates IPv6 and Advanced Encryption Services (AES), which are also feature sets of DOCSIS 3.0.

The TX32 is being demonstrated live for the first time at this week’s ANGA Cable show in Germany.

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