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January 10, 2013

Broadcom Unveils GPON Home Gateway SoC System for China at CES 2013

Global innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, Broadcom (News - Alert) Corporation, today made the latest in a recent string of announcements at CES 2013, unveiling a highly integrated gigabit passive optical network (GPON) Home Gateway (News - Alert) Unit (HGU) to enable fast transition to fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and other high-bandwidth services in China.

"The Chinese market continues to grow and is poised to be a leading GPON region worldwide," said Li Changchun, Fiberhome R&D general manager, Service & CPE Business Unit, Broadcom. "With E8C-optimized technology, Broadcom's industry proven and highly integrated solutions deliver the performance, price and power requirements demanded by the market."

Broadcom's new BCM68571 GPON home gateway system-on-a-chip (SoC) offers fast, cost-effective GPON deployment for system vendors and carriers. This SoC also extends the company's family of BCM685xx GPON products to the Chinese market, featuring carrier-grade residential gateway software and support for China Telecom's E8C specification.

Key features of the BCM68571 GPON include line rate packet processing, a quad port FE switch, PCI Express, USB 2.0 and a SIM card controller, as well as pin compatibility with the Broadcom BCM68570 GPON processor.

"Broadcom's commitment to optimized solutions for the China market gives carriers and system vendors the means to accelerate the transition to FTTH with power, performance and interfaces ideal for E8C-based deployments," said Greg Fischer, Broadcom's vice president and general manager, Broadband Carrier Access (News - Alert).

Other major announcements that Broadcom has made at CES 2013 include a number of consumer innovations such as the first 5G Wi-Fi wireless IPTV (News - Alert) set top box platform, a new gigabit DOCSIS cable gateway family and the first gigabit MoCA 2.0 single-chip solution.

Indeed, the Broadcom BCM6802 MoCA 2.0 SoC enables operators to deliver advanced MoCA 2.0 functionality to a full spectrum of broadband devices, including TVs, tablets, desktops, laptops and smartphones. This enables enhanced whole-home video quality and distribution.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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