VDSL gateway chip delivers more features and cuts BOM

March 17, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Lantiq, supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, has added the single chip VRX220 entry-level xDSL home gateway SoC family to its range; the chip enables equipment makers to offer mature, feature rich VDSL Gateways at a lower cost point, for service providers and telecom operators.

The VRX220 is built to balance carrier needs for gateway functionality with low system cost. It provides Bill-of- Material (BOM) savings due to small form factor reference Gateways on a two-layer PCB with Fast Ethernet LAN ports, 802.11n wireless LAN, and Carrier-Grade VoIP.

The VRX220 offers a complete and seamless networking software package with routing, firewall and QoS, and TR-69 remote configuration – a ready-to-go design that enables fastest time to market for telecom operators.

The SoC also includes seamless support of VDSL Profile 8, 12, 17 and 30 MHz without any change of hardware, including support of Hybrid Fibre/Copper (FTTB/FTTdp), as well as vectoring support for future-proof performance in next generation networks.

Further it is fully backwards compatible with millions of VDSL/ADSL lines in the field and covered by all major international certificates to ensure full interoperability (IOP)

Carriers can adopt a home gateway strategy that uses a common software platform and feature set in a family of devices – from cost-optimised entry level VDSL gateways to high-end media gateways based on more feature-rich CPE chips.