- MaxLinear’s newest home gateway SoCs with embedded fiber optics PON MAC gains ITU-T PON BBF.247 certification for use in XGS-PON and G-PON networks
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MaxLinear, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXL), a leader in home gateway solutions that unlock multi-gig home connectivity, today announced that its highly-integrated AnyWAN home gateway SoC has been certified for XGS-PON and G-PON as part of the Broadband Forum BBF.247 Optical Network Unit (ONU) Certification Program.
MaxLinear AnyWAN is a low-power, high-performance SoC with a highly scalable quad-core CPU, packet routing accelerator for up to 30 million packets per second, and all required high-speed interfaces for home gateways and home routers. The platform supports important WAN access technologies required by telco service providers and cable MSOs, making it one of the most scalable home gateway solutions on the market. With its XFI and PCIe gen4 interfaces and the embedded 2.5GE PHYs, AnyWAN is an ideal SoC for the next generation of fixed-wireless-access gateways with 5G WAN and Wi-Fi 7.
AnyWAN SoC variants with embedded 10G PON MAC support most 10G PON standards, including XGS-PON, G-PON, and NG-PON2. The chips are well suited for next-gen Wi-Fi 7 multi-gig fiber home gateways units (HGU).
“Our innovation and investment in bringing AnyWAN to market provides all service providers and cable MSOs with a cost-efficient, quicker time-to-market choice when transitioning to 10G PON networks,” said Will Torgerson, Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Group for MaxLinear. “While G-PON is the fiber technology with the largest installed based today, many customers are looking to XGS-PON as a technology option.”
The Broadband Forum BBF.247 Optical Network Unit Certification Program provides network operators with the open specifications and open-source references they require for fast time-to-market of services and technologies to broadband users. AnyWAN underwent rigorous testing at Broadband Forum’s certification lab to ensure conformance and inter-vendor interoperability with G-PON, XG-PON, and XGS-PON technologies. The testing included Broadband Forum’s TP-247 test plan, OMCI messages, enhanced unicast and multicast operations, capacity tests, and performance monitoring.
Pairing AnyWAN with MaxLinear’s single-chip tri-band Wi-Fi 7 solution lets users experience multi-gigabit service rates with end-to-end quality of service throughout the home.
XGS-PON is the fastest growing technology option for Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) deployments, replacing legacy copper, cable, and older optical access technologies, while G-PON remains the fiber technology with the largest installed base today. MaxLinear AnyWAN provides all service providers and cable MSOs with a cost-efficient, quicker time-to-market choice when transitioning to 10G PON networks.
“XGS-PON will be the leading residential fiber technology through the end of this decade,” said Jeff Heynen, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “We expect total XGS-PON equipment revenue to jump from $2.4B worldwide in 2022 to $6.3B by 2027.”
“Open-source middleware for home gateways is key to lower service providers total cost of ownership for their home gateway portfolio. With MaxLinear’s approach of supporting prplOS and RDK-B, as well as all important WAN access technologies, the AnyWAN platform is one of the most versatile chipsets currently on the market for next generation fiber, cable, and fixed-wireless access applications,” said James Lee - President/CEO, Gemtek Technologies Co. Ltd.
The MaxLinear AnyWAN platform is in mass production today (URX851, URX850, URX641/MxL25641). HDK and SDK are available for OEMs, ODMs and network operators.
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About MaxLinear, Inc.
MaxLinear, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXL) is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog, digital, and mixed-signal integrated circuits for access and connectivity, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit www.maxlinear.com.
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