Broadcom Launches 10G EPON SoC

Broadcom (www.broadcom.com) announced a 10G EPON optical network unit (ONU) system-on-a-chip (SoC). The BCM55030 is designed specifically to address the high-speed connectivity requirements of converging triple-play services (video-on-demand, HD-IPTV, VoIP and h...

Broadcom (www.broadcom.com) announced a 10G EPON optical network unit (ONU) system-on-a-chip (SoC). The BCM55030 is designed specifically to address the high-speed connectivity requirements of converging triple-play services (video-on-demand, HD-IPTV, VoIP and high-speed Internet), together with 3G/4G mobile backhaul and business services. It's designed to manage simultaneous transport of traffic from residences alongside business services and cell tower backhaul services, all over a common infrastructure.

It features a 10 Gbps media access controller, 10 Gbps EPON serializers/deserializers and forward error correction (FEC), a four-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, traffic management, and on-chip memory for both CPU and packet buffers, resulting in no external memory components. The device complies with the new IEEE 802.3av 10G EPON standard including support for 10G EPON and 1G EPON coexistence on the same fiber. The chip supports both 10G/10G and 10G/1G symmetric modes of operation. It supports both QoS-assured bandwidth and timing distribution and Broadcom's 2.5G Turbo EPON in addition to both standard 1G and 10G modes.
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