Broadcom Unveils Breakthrough Integration on xDSL Integrated Access Device Platform

28th September 2011
News Release from: Broadcom Corporation
Written by : ES Admin
Broadcom Corporation announced the industry's first single-chip multi-mode ADSL2+/VDSL2 Integrated Access Device SoC with an unprecedented level of integration, delivering triple play services throughout the home.
The new Broadcom BCM63168 xDSL IAD SoC integrates 802.11n, Gigabit Ethernet Switching, DECT, VoIP, Packet and Quality of Service Acceleration, and xDSL transceiver supporting Channel Bonding and G.vector into a single chip. This achievement enables carriers to meet the growing demand for triple play services with significant cost, size and power savings. Additionally, it deploys a higher performing, remotely manageable and eCOC compliant solution.

Product Highlights:



The BCM63168 xDSL IAD SoC combines Broadcom's DSL industry leadership and proven ability in designing complete ADSL2+/VDSL2 carrier access solutions to reduce overall system cost and power, and meet the growing demands for high-bandwidth triple play services. Key features include:



Multi-mode xDSL transceiver with seamless fallback supporting G.inp, G.vector and channel bonding.

High performance 400MHz dual-core MIPS CPU with packet and Quality of Service offload for advanced routing and service provided applications.

Dual-band selectable 802.11n for wireless connectivity throughout the home.

Gigabit Ethernet Switching with integrated Ethernet PHYs and multiple RGMII ports for flexible expansion and connectivity.

Multi-channel HD-voice.

Robust DECT/CAT-iq/ULE compliant core for cordless telephone support and home automation.

Expansion ports such as PCIe for dual-band concurrent 802.11n and USB 2.0 for printers, cameras and mass storage.

Advanced, seamless power management functionality that addresses European Code of Conduct requirements.

Complete, hardened and turnkey software environment.



Broadcom will showcase several new reference designs based on the BCM63168 at BBWF 2011 including:

xDSL Home Gateway Platform with integrated HomePlug® AV Powerline Communications (PLC) and Wi-Fi for multi-mode whole-home connectivity. Also features dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi for high performance triple-play connectivity.



Advanced VDSL physical layer rates via G.vector and Channel Bonding.

DECT Ultra Low Energy (ULE) capability for home automation.




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