Gateway enables delivery of FTTH services.

Press Release Summary:

With 2.7 GHz processing power, Fusiv® Vx170 drives gigabit packet processing. It is designed to provide wire speed performance across all LAN and WAN interfaces and utilizes less than 2.5 W of power. Processor has RISC CPU, dedicated DSP engines for VoIP, and multiple accelerator processors, while 2 GMIIs, PCI, and 2 USB 2.0 hosts enable it to interface with distribution systems such as 802.11n, MoCA(TM), HomePNA(TM), and Power Line Communication.

Original Press Release:

Ikanos Expands Into the FTTH Residential Gateway Market

Fusiv(R) Vx170's Gigabit Performance Powers Delivery of Multiple Advanced Services

FREMONT, Calif., April 16 // -- Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:IKAN), a leading developer and provider of Fiber Fast(TM) broadband solutions, today announced its expansion into the Fiber To The Home (FTTH) residential gateway market with the introduction of the Fusiv(R) Vx170. The Vx170 gateway processor, with 2.7 GHz of processing power, drives gigabit packet processing and enables integrated security, voice and wire speed Quality of Service (QoS), making it an ideal choice for meeting the emerging requirements of next-generation FTTH.

"FTTH is expected to show continued strong growth with the number of subscribers worldwide reaching 47 million by 2010, and growing on average by 58 percent a year," said Jeff Heynen, Directing Analyst, Broadband and IPTV at Infonetics Research. "As Passive Optical Network (PON)-based FTTH deployment expands, service providers will need to support high-bandwidth applications, such as Internet Protocol television (IPTV), video on demand and online video. The Fusiv Vx170, with its gigabit performance and wire speed QoS, is well suited for FTTH gateway designs."

Based on Ikanos' widely deployed Fusiv architecture, the Vx170 is designed to provide wire speed performance across all local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) interfaces, while utilizing less than 2.5 watts of power. The Vx170 has a RISC CPU, dedicated DSP engines for Voice over IP (VoIP) and multiple Accelerator Processors. As a result, the Vx170 is designed to offer 2.7 GHz of processing power, which ensures that the Vx170 meets the processing needs of current and future applications. By offloading various tasks across several Accelerator Processors, most of the Vx170's RISC CPU's processing power is available for customer applications.

The Vx170's rich set of integrated peripherals -- including two GMIIs, PCI and two USB 2.0 hosts -- enable the processor to easily interface with many in-home distribution solutions like 802.11n, MoCA(TM), HomePNA(TM) and Power Line Communication. The performance, flexibility and available processing power of the Vx170 allows service providers to offer higher bandwidth and new services such as IPTV, Video on Demand and network attached devices, including storage and printers.

Ikanos also provides a comprehensive suite of Vx170 software that includes operating system-independent drivers for Ethernet and integrated peripherals. Ikanos' Linux-based residential gateway software incorporates routing, bridging, wireless LAN access point, complete VoIP stack, packet classification, marking, QoS and bandwidth management. Ikanos' widely deployed voice software includes support for various codecs, including G.726, G.723, G.729 and G.722, T.38 fax, echo cancellation, comfort noise generation, packet loss concealment, DTMF tone detection and generation, FSK caller ID generation and various country specific tones.

"Building upon our leading-edge gateway processor technology, we believe Ikanos can now address the needs of the fast growing FTTH residential gateway market," said Daniel K. Atler, CEO of Ikanos. "Our gateway processor architecture enables services providers to leverage software development across copper and fiber deployments while building efficiencies in customer support and delivering high-quality, access-agnostic services to customers."

The Vx170 is currently available in sample quantities.

About Ikanos Communications, Inc.

Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:IKAN) develops chipsets that enable carriers to offer Fiber Fast(TM) bandwidth and high-speed network processing for enhanced triple play services. Supporting transmission rates of up to 100 Mbps, Ikanos' line of end-to-end silicon solutions power line terminals, CPE modems and residential gateways for many of the world's leading network equipment manufacturers. Ikanos' solutions enable fast and cost-effective carrier rollouts of interactive broadband services including IPTV.

(C) 2007 Ikanos Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Ikanos Communications, Ikanos, the Ikanos logo, SmartLeap, Eagle, Fusiv, CleverConnect, Ikanos Programmable Operating System, Fx, FxS, VLR and Fiber Fast are among the trademarks or registered trademarks of Ikanos.

Source: Ikanos Communications, Inc.

CONTACT: Margo Westfall of Ikanos Communications, Inc., +1-510-438-6276,

Web site:

All Topics