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Services platform targets digital home apps

Posted: 19 Aug 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:delivery platform? digital home? SMB networking?

Cortina Systems Inc. has released high-performance multiservice delivery platforms designed to address the paradigm shift in the market because of the emergence of IPTV technology and the convergence of DVB, router gateways and DVR set top boxes.

The CS7542/CS7522 creates a new model of a single delivery platform that delivers simultaneous line rate bandwidth for secured data, voice, video, and mobile services without service degradation. According to the company, the device's industry leading IPSec and enterprise class QoS/routing performance makes it an ideal solution for powerful digital home and SMB networking appliances.

However, the CS75XX is not interoperable with Clariphy�s CL4010 transceivers. The CS70XX is geared for the home networking infrastructure where the maximum speed expected is 1Gbps. Clariphy's CL4010, on the other hand, is geared for central office applications where the maximum speed is 40Gb/s.

"The digital home is in a rapid transition period where a new single service delivery model is needed to meet the growing demands and requirements for digital content and distribution," said Stewart Wu, vice president at Cortina Systems. "To ensure the system's longevity and to support ever increasing bandwith, Cortina's CS7542/CS7522 combines hardware-accelerated, networking performance and security features with a scalable architecture to enable future value-added services," Wu added.

"Operators around the world are quickly transitioning from basic modems to high\end IP\based residential gateways that currently deliver voice, data, video, and mobile, but can also serve as a platform for future services," commented Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access at Infonetics. "Cortina has developed the first scalable platform that easily delivers multi\stream, HD video, both wired and wireless networking with high reliability, high security, and remote monitoring as well as troubleshooting capabilities operators require."

The CS75XX also targets triple-play/quad-play service that Service Providers (SP) is rolling out these days to expand their service and revenue. It�s features include a 4,000 DMIPS dual ARM Cortex A9 with dual NEON DSP extension core that enables computationally extensive applications and the ability to add new services without a platform upgrade. The processor helps the device address today�s premium Router Gateway, home NAS, as well as the SMB networking markets.

The device has a flexible architecture with robust set of networking/storage/video/audio interfaces to address different markets and applications. It also includes gigabit line rate security and packet engine for network VPN or content DRM/CA.

The CS7542/CS7522's low power gateway operating mode enables it to meet any future green standard.

The CS75XX has standard Gigabit Ethernet interface that is compatible with any IP-based interface, including HPNA, Powerline and MoCA. It will also interoperable with future devices when they are available. is just a universal home connectivity interface that will only help proliferating the digital home infrastructure. In addition, CS75XX also provides multiple (up to 3 x) universal PCI-e interfaces to support any variety of interface combinations.

With the integration of six transport stream inputs, the CS7542/CS7522 is an ideal platform for CATV, DVB, and IPTV video convergence, a critical objective for MSOs, Telcos, and GoogleTV. In addition to the digital home market, the CS7542/CS7522, as an enterprise\class, ultra performance SoC solution, is particularly well suited for SMB VPN routers, enterprise access points, and a variety of storage applications.

"As a residential carrier services delivery platform, the CS7542/7522 is extremely power efficient by offering a unique low energy gateway mode that draws minimum energy when idle but provides instant\on when new traffic arrives. The platform can also actively manage the overall system energy usage by shutting down inactive blocks individually and activating those as required for specific applications," commented Wu.

Both the CS7542 and CS7522 are sampling now.

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