D2, Ikanos collaborate on VoIP-enabled quad-play platform

October 31, 2007 -- Ikanos Communications and D2 Technologies have jointly developed a quadruple play residential gateway that integrates the Ikanos Fusiv Vx180 VDSL2 gateway processor chipset with D2's vPort VoIP software.

October 31, 2007 -- Ikanos Communications and D2 Technologies have jointly developed a quadruple play residential gateway that integrates the Ikanos Fusiv Vx180 VDSL2 gateway processor chipset with D2's vPort VoIP software.

The companies say the combined platform enables designers and manufacturers to quickly deliver residential gateways that support voice, video, data and mobile wireless services. The residential gateway design is also intended to accelerate the rollout of new VDSL2 customer premises equipment (CPE) for home offices and small- to medium-size businesses, while offering quality of service (QoS) for VoIP and Internet protocol television (IPTV) applications.

"By integrating our Fusiv technology with D2's vPort platform, we are able to offer OEMs more flexibility and choice in developing products that will support unified communications offerings around the world," comments Dean Westman, vice president and general manager of Ikanos' Gateway Products group. "This platform further enriches the Fusiv eco-system, enabling customers to benefit from a variety of solutions that utilize the advanced processing capabilities of Ikanos' industry leading Vx180 gateway processor."

The Fusiv Vx180 multi-mode VDSL2 gateway processor provides 2.7 GHz of processing power for VoIP, multimode DSL, and security functions, while supporting QoS and wire speed performance. Ikanos says the chipset's space and power requirements are low, as it combines the company's VDSL2 CPE PHY with its Fusiv network processor architecture, onto a single chip. The gateway processor is optimized for IPTV and triple play with features such as dynamic rate repartitioning (DRR) and seamless rate adaptation (SRA), which are expected to be incorporated into future standards enhancements.

D2's vPort embedded VoIP software offers broad support for integrated circuit and system on a chip (IC/SoC) designs, including ARM- and MIPS-based architectures. The software is designed to enable manufacturers to rapidly deliver the IP communications devices by ensuring that networking, signaling and voice processing functions execute in integrated fashion on a single processor.

"Ikanos and D2 have the same goal: to help designers and manufacturers bring full-featured communications solutions to market quickly and economically," comments Doug Makishima, vice president of marketing and sales at D2 Technologies. "By combining the strengths of our technologies, we now offer OEMs a way to simultaneously simplify design and improve the performance of VoIP-enabled gateway products for the fastest growing market segment -- consumers and small businesses."



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