Lantiq introduced its XWAY™ ARX300 device family for new
ADSL2/2+ Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) designs. The Lantiq XWAY ARX300 family
includes four System-on-Chip (SoC) derivatives which address different system
configurations, ranging from cost-optimized fast Ethernet to feature-rich,
high-performance Gigabit Ethernet systems. They are designed to support telecom
carrier programs to enhance and extend ADSL2/2+ services in worldwide markets.
XWAY ARX300 Family Highlights
With the new device family, Lantiq provides
several new features:
- Complete ADSL PHY on-chip, including line driver
circuitry, compliant with ITU-T G.992 for 28 Mbps downstream and 2.7 Mbps
upstream data rates supporting physical layer features such as erasure decoding
and retransmission (G.998.4), directly benefiting Internet Protocol Television
- Industry’s first fully integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch
and Gigabit or Fast Ethernet PHYs.
- Integrated, flexible 802.11n Wireless LAN
(WLAN) connectivity supporting 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency band operation. XWAY™
WRX312 (2x2 MIMO) and XWAY™WRX313 (3x3 MIMO) companion chips are low power
multi-standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n RF transceiver with integrated power
amplifier for 2.4 GHz band operation.
- Two device versions: XWAY™ ARX382 and
XWAY™ ARX388 derivatives leverage Lantiq’s extensive voice communications and
home networking portfolio in multiple reference designs, including XWAY™ SLIC
100 voice interface, COSIC™ Modem DECT/CAT-iq single-chip device, and XWAY™ HNX
G.hn chipsets for powerline/phone line/copper wire connectivity.
- Low system
Bill of Materials (BOM) due to market-leading integration level.
- High-performance dual-processor architecture includes a
500 MHz CPU and dedicated 32-bit protocol processing engine that assures Gigabit
routing performance with zero load on the application processor.
- Fully-compliant 802.11n.e/i/h WLAN performance at up to 300 Mbps with
zero-packet-error rate technology and “Thick MAC” architecture to offload
processor intensive operations from the main CPU supports carrier grade wireless
links for rich media, including IPTV.
- Designed with power management mechanisms
to meet European CoC v4 and beyond requirements.
“ADSL is the
prevailing broadband access technology. In 2011, over half of all broadband
access CPE shipments (including DSL, Cable and FTTH) and more than 85% of DSL
devices were ADSL CPEs, according to the recent Infonetics’ Broadband CPE Market
Tracker. With more than 50 million CPE shipments annually worldwide, ADSL will
continue to be the largest broadband access device category throughout the
forecast horizon 2012 to 2015.”
Rainer Spielberg, Vice President of Marketing,
“Lantiq’s ARX300 family is the first fully integrated GigE/ADSL/WLAN SoC
for routers and IADs. It enables carriers to meet growing demand for triple-play
services and in-home Gigabit throughput with significant cost, size and power
savings at no ystem performance compromise. This achievement will open the
market to new applications around home connectivity and home automation."
XWAY ARX300 devices are available now for engineering development
with key customers. Volume production to support customer roll-outs will begin
in the fourth quarter of this year.