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Casa Systems adds upstream module for CMTS

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:50pm
Brian Santo

Casa Systems has introduced a new DOCSIS 3.1 upstream module for its CMTSs, enabling cable operators to support the full spectrum in the upstream direction from 5 Mhz up to 100 Mhz.

The new module, the US16X8, is for the company’s carrier class C100G & C10G Integrated Converged Cable Access Platform (I-CCAP).

Casa said the module has four times the processing power of its predecessor. It delivers 8 channels per port for a total of 128 channels per module.  With the possibility of ten primary US16X8 modules and one protection module in an I-CCAP platform, a total of 1,280 channels can be supported in the upstream direction. 

In addition Casa’s use of network processor units (NPUs) and flexible program gate arrays (FPGAs) allow the card to be software upgraded to support DOCSIS 3.1.

 “An important competitive advantages is SDC,” said Weidong Chen, CTO of Casa Systems.  “SDC is our software architecture that is dramatically different from the rest of the industry through its use of NPUs and FPGAs, maximizing their efficiencies.  This allows us to quickly and efficiently add significant features, like DOCSIS 3.1, through software upgrades and improves our time to market.”

“Software Defined Cable has enabled us to establish a one to two year lead over our competitors in CCAP and it continues with the announcement of our new US16X8 module, “ said Jerry Guo, founder and CEO of Casa Systems.  “It will give us an even greater lead in the move to DOCSIS 3.1.”

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