Copper lines, which have been used for Plain Old Telephone
Service (POTS) and ISDN, also serve as conduits for digital
subscriber line (DSL)
technologies. The most prevalent DSL technologies are asymmetric
DSL (ADSL), with quad spectrum
speeds up to 50Mbps downstream and 5.5Mbps upstream, and
recently standardized VDSL2, with speeds up to 100Mbps symmetric.
Speeds can vary depending on the distance between the telecom
provider’s central office (CO)
and the subscriber’s
modem or router. (CPE).
With the eXtremeDSL technology, Centillium is a leading provider
of broadband chipsets that conform to ADSL 2/2+ standards
and provide customers with groundbreaking performance in
broadband access. Similarly, Centillium’s eXtremeVDSL2
technology will provide high performance and rich QoS solutions
for the next generation triple-play and video services.
Office (CO) Products
Our Maximus™ and Arion™ families of DSL products
are used in central office communications equipment that
aggregate and process data traffic from a substantial number
of individual telephone lines for transmission through a
data network. Our high performance, tightly-integrated infrastructure
chipsets offer high port density coupled with low power consumption.
Premises Equipment (CPE) Products
Our Palladia™ family of products is used in various
types of customer premises equipment that process data signals
between regular telephone lines and a computer. Our high
performance DSL CPE chipsets enable CPE equipment manufacturers
to produce devices with high data throughput, rich feature
functionality, small form factor and low power consumption.