Qualcomm Atheros announces G.fast chip

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Qualcomm Atheros announced G.fast chip, offering broadband performance of 1 Gbps over a 100-meter loop.

“The combination of Qualcomm Atheros’ home networking portfolio and Ikanos’ wired modem technology offers a complete solution for a range of home gateway products to better serve the carrier segment,” said Irvind Ghai, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Atheros.

The new Qualcomm Atheros G.fast solution consists of Vx686 customer premises equipment (CPE) chipset and the Qualcomm Velocity-5U single-port distribution point unit (DPU) chipset. The latest chipset from Qualcomm is designed to facilitate carrier field deployments and subscriber enablement.

Qualcomm said that the single-port DPU design facilitates carrier fiber deployments, while modular CPE design enables both bridge and gateway configurations. The new G.fast chipset family offers 1 Gbps throughput over a copper loop of up to 100 meters, as well as rate-reach performance profile above all published specifications of competitive G.fast solutions. The new chipset is also capable of supporting the emerging VDSL 35b profile standard.

Qualcomm Atheros also offers insight-BXM to ensure high-quality user experience. The Qualcomm inSIGHT-BXM CPE self-install and DPU provisioning capabilities are designed to reduce field dispatches and customer support calls.

Qualcomm inSIGHT-BXM provides integral diagnostics, line throughput qualification, and noise mitigation techniques that provide unprecedented carrier visibility, which in turn translate to lower operating costs.

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