Ikanos unveils two new dual-core communications processors

Ikanos Communications, a provider of broadband
semiconductor and software products for the digital home, has unveiled two new
dual-core communications processors, Fusiv Vx175 and Fusiv Vx173.

The new Ikanos chipsets build on the features of the
company’s Fusiv family of processors and extend the range of access
technologies and device types that can be supported by Ikanos products.

With the Fusiv Vx175/173, service providers can deploy
and manufacturers can build a wide range of devices including femtocell
gateways, smart energy gateways, mobile broadband routers, optical networking
terminals, network attached storage and other next generation services

The Vx175/173 processors leverage the advancements from
the previous Fusiv family while adding a range of advanced capabilities,
including Advanced Dual-Core Processor Architecture; Voice Processing Engine;
Programmable Hardware Accelerators; Multiple Interfaces for LAN/WAN
Integration; World Class Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) Performance;
Integrated SATA Interface; Dynamic Power Management.

“The traditional residential gateway is morphing
into an intelligent services gateway a home hub that enables everything from
content delivery like IPTV to home automation and energy management and a whole
host of cloud-based services,” said Jonathan Black, director of customer
premises marketing for Ikanos.

“Regardless of the broadband access technology
wireline or wireless these service gateways need substantial processing speed,
flexible interfaces, quality of service and advanced power management. Ikanos’
Fusiv Vx185/183 is optimized for VDSL while the Vx175/173 provides the same
benefits for PON, LTE and other broadband access technologies,” Black

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