access networks are the conduit for the delivery of next
generation services built on the triple
play of voice, data and video. Existing residential networks
are unable to keep up with the ever-increasing end-user demand
for high bandwidth access. As service providers deploy Fiber-to-the-Premises
(FTTP) network architecture, they are looking to innovators
like Centillium to help meet this demand.
Today, Centillium is the only established System-on-Chip
(SoC) provider offering complete, end-to-end, standards-compliant
Passive Optical Network (PON) chip solutions for deployment
of secure and cost-effective next-generation optical access
networks. Centillium offers the highest integration for cost-effective
delivery of bandwidth to support bundled services including
IPTV, HDTV, video-on-demand, and VoIP.
For the physical layer, Centillium’s optical transceiver
chips support multiple applications from a single, efficient
footprint. These applications include: 1) bi-directional
traffic on fiber at both the CO and customer premises, providing
truly integrated solutions for all PON applications including
GPON, and 2)continuous mode Ethernet, SONET, and
SDH transmission at rates up to 2.5 Gbps. Delivering the
highest performance, lowest cost, smallest footprint and
embedded diagnostics, they enable systems vendors to achieve
savings in design, manufacturing, inventory and testing.
Centillium’s protocol layer solutions include a mixed-signal
EPON protocol engine and bridge for CO-based optical line
termination, the Colt™ family,
as well as an EPON protocol engine and bridge for CPE-based
optical network units, the Mustang™ family.
Centillium optical solutions are compliant with the latest
standards, including IEEE 802.3ah. These solutions provide
the highest level of integration, the lowest cost BOM, interoperability,
and triple play services support. When integrated with Centillium’s Atlanta™ VoIP
gateway, the resulting Optical Services Gateway benefits
systems vendors and service providers alike
by reducing BOM and development costs, improving time to
market, and simplifying management.