New Lantiq VDSL Chipset Sets CPE Performance Benchmarks

Ultra-Fast Access Network Speeds with 200 Mbps Bonding and up to 150 Mbps Vectoring Paired with Industry-Leading Integration and Flexibility for In-home Networking

May 14, 2013, 04:30 ET from Lantiq

MUNICH and NEUBIBERG, Germany, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantiq, a leading supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, today introduced the industry's most integrated and highest performance VDSL chipset family, the XWAY™ VRX300. Gateway designs based on the new chipset can reach data rates of 200 Mbits (two pair bonded) and up to 150 Mbits (vectoring) while supporting an array of home networking features, including integrated Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), Gigabit Ethernet and VoIP.

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The new VDSL chipset provides broadband equipment vendors with the flexibility to produce routers and gateways that support advanced carrier services with fewer components than any other available chipset. All ITU-T standard frequency band plans (Profile 8, 12, 17 and 30MHz) are supported from a single hardware CPE design, and systems can be engineered for the widest possible range of customer premises network functionality.

XWAY™ VRX300 Highlights and Benefits

  • The chipset embodies the Lantiq AnyWAN™ system architecture, which pairs the company's advanced XWAY™ GRX300 Communication Processor with the XWAY™ VRX318 VDSL Transceiver chip.
  • This ITU-T standard compliant VDSL Vectoring and Pair Bonding chip enables carriers to deliver up to 150 Mbits and 200 Mbits performance, respectively, while PHY Layer Retransmission achieves highest possible media content Quality of Service (QoS).
  • High-performance dual-core CPU combined with Packet Hardware Acceleration architecture achieves industry leading CoreMark™ score, with integrated VoIP engine, Gigabit Ethernet switch and Energy Efficient Gigabit Ethernet Phy's.
  • The embedded carrier-grade 802.11n Wi-Fi subsystem with offloading capability allows minimum load on the main CPU while Lantiq's powerful and unique Beamforming technology provides longest reach for entire home Wi-Fi coverage independent of the Wi-Fi client used.

Market Information (IHS iSuppli)

VDSL-ready CPE system shipments are forecast by IHS iSuppli to grow from about 22 million in 2012 to more than 57 million in 2016. Based on its currently shipping VRX200 family, Lantiq's market share has increased in double digit percentages in each of the last two years. With launch of the VRX300, the company now offers two different chipset solutions to meet the cost and functionality requirements of equipment providers.


Dirk Wieberneit, Lantiq Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) Business Unit:
"Maximum bandwidth over existing copper infrastructure is a mainstay of service carrier's network strategies through the mid-term future. We significantly increase the performance in future networks by adding our VRX300 VDSL solution to our already proven AnyWAN concept. Lantiq delivers valued system solutions with unique innovations to help our customers to maximize their success. Implementing Lantiq solutions enables customers optimizing development costs and shortening their time-to-market by offering a single base design approach and our Universal Gateway (UGW) Software architecture."


Samples of the XWAY™ VRX300 chipset are available now. Production ramp is scheduled for June 2013.

More information on the VRX300 Family, a white paper and Video Testimonials are available on our Website.

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