Atheros is the newest participant in BroadLight’s Synergy+ program, which establishes strategic alliances with industry leaders that deliver best-in-class solutions and complement the company’s product offerings.
“The combination of Atheros and BroadLight technologies creates a compelling solution for customers and enables them to quickly bring to market wireless-enabled GPON home gateways,” said Doron Tal, vice president of business development and product management for BroadLight. “Wi-Fi is a must-have requirement for residential gateways to enable wireless distribution of new high-speed services such as IPTV in the GPON-connected home, and we are confident Atheros’ 11n will provide a superior wireless networking experience.”
Atheros’ Vice President, broadband carrier networking, Ali Hariri said, “11n is the clear choice for wirelessly distributing media content and services throughout the home. GPON significantly increases broadband performance on the LAN, driving the need for similarly robust wireless capabilities. New home gateways based on BroadLight’s GPON combined with Atheros XSPAN Wi-Fi can deliver the performance and reliability consumers demand when streaming media and latency-sensitive content.”
The joint reference designs feature Atheros’ 802.11n single-band and dual-band 2x2 MIMO options. Atheros’ AR9220 XSPAN family is comprised of the most integrated solutions for residential gateways, combining the radio, baseband/MAC and PCI interface into a single chip. New residential gateway designs based on these solutions will deliver up to 10 times the end-user throughput and nearly twice the range of legacy 802.11g and 802.11a/g networks.
The new BroadLight and Atheros-enabled GPON VoIP Gateway reference designs are now available. For more information, customers should contact BroadLight at Email Contact.
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