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Teknovus ships integrated EPON solution for FTTH.

Teknovus Inc., a provider of semiconductors for digital broadband access networks, has announced a fully integrated Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) controller for Optical Network Units (ONUs). The TK3701 is fully compliant with the emerging IEEE 802. 3ah EPON standard, and represents the first complete silicon solution suitable for mass-market, multi-service FTTP deployments.

Dr. Lowell D. Lamb, Teknovus Vice President of Marketing, states, "Until the introduction of the TK3701, commercially available, first-generation EPON silicon was only capable of supporting best-effort web-surfing. Equipment manufacturers have found that with the TK3701, they are able to support popular, high-revenue services which require strict enforcement of QoS, with a cost structure that makes an EPON system the best choice for next-generation broadband access."

The TK3701 chip integrates an 802.3ah EPON engine supporting multiple logical links, along with an EPON SERDES, two Ethernet PHYs, integrated buffers, and an embedded processor for management in a single package. The device also includes line-rate Layer 2/3/4 packet filtering and classification hardware, offers a broad suite of VLAN functions, and incorporates a rich set of management functions, statistics, and programmable alarms. The TK3701 is packaged to meet industrial environmental specifications, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor uses. In combination with its sister Optical Line Terminal chip, the TK3721, equipment suppliers seeking carrier-class, multi-service EPON have a powerful, integrated solution that allows easy, low-cost design and quick time-to-market. Target applications of the EthernetPON family of products are gigabit FTTx networks offering triple-play residential services and carrier-class business services at costs that meet or beat those of HFC or DSL platforms.
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
Date:Feb 23, 2004
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