Will offer high-speed, low-cost solutions to TEMs and ODMs that enable faster time-to-market
CUPERTINO, CALIF. and SAN JOSE, CALIF. – June 4, 2007 – iamba Networks, a leading provider of gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) solutions and Kawasaki Microelectronics America, Inc. (K-micro), a leader in advanced ASICs, today announced their collaboration on the development of a family of GPON SoCs, to be marketed as part of iGES (iamba GPON Eco-System), an end-to-end GPON solution suite for Telecommunication Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) and Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs). The new SoCs are being designed to enable TEMs and ODMs to produce systems with full 1 Gbps wire speed at low cost with a shorter time-to-market, as part of the total iGES solution.
Combining iamba’s technological leadership in GPON with K-micro’s unique burst mode clock data recovery (BM-CDR) technology and ASIC design expertise, the two companies are developing high-performance and highly integrated SoCs for Optical Network Termination (ONT) and Optical Line Termination (OLT) applications. The new SoCs will include the iSN1000, a family of ONT SoCs for Single Family Unit (SFU), Small Business Unit (SBU) and Multi Dwelling Unit (MDU) applications and the iSL2404, a unique quad-PON OLT SoC for Central Office (CO) Access platforms.
“The combination of iamba’s GPON expertise and K-micro’s technological advantage will enable the development of the most complete end-to-end silicon solution for the GPON market, offering the most efficient and cost-effective GPON solution to TEMs and ODMs,” said Hideki Yoneda, executive VP of Business Development at K-micro America.
Moshe Nattiv, CEO of iamba Networks, said, “The collaboration between iamba and K-micro will bring to market the most advanced GPON SoCs as part of the iGES, the iamba GPON Eco-System, the first truly comprehensive GPON suite for TEMs and ODMs. iGES offers TEMs and ODMs the most expedient and risk -free GPON solution enabling them to reduce time-to-market and eliminate development risks.”
The iSN1000 ONT SoCs are based on a unique multi-core processor architecture and include low jitter SERDES, iamba’s GPON MAC Module (iGMM), and iamba’s unique Traffic Pump Module (iTPM), delivering full 1Gbps wire-speed data at all packet sizes. The iSN1000 line is comprised of versions optimized for SFU, SBU and MDU applications and is supported by system level software packages covering all management, VoIP, IPTV and legacy services.
The iSL2404 is a quad-PON OLT SoC, which supports 128 ONTs per PON, forward error correction (FEC) and advanced encryption standard (AES). The device, based on a unique multi-core processor architecture, also supports a powerful iamba Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation (iDBA) function that maximizes the bandwidth utilization of the PON interface. The iSL2404 is based on the iSL2402 design, currently in use by a number of Tier-1 TEMs and has been successfully tested by leading carriers in the United States, Europe and Asia.
K-micro’s Burst Mode Clock and Data Recovery (BM-CDR) technology has been integrated into the new iSL2404. The BM-CDR technology has been successfully integrated in two previous generations of products: the first-generation “Copper Tub” (CT1) that runs at 1.244/1.244 Gbps, and the more recent CT2 that runs at 2.488/1.244 Gbps. The design supports data bursts of variable size with minimum spacing, without loss of lock, and incorporates a variety of advanced features to support functions such as optoelectronics control, user defined fast lock window and chatter suppression. Implementation of this functionality in a pure CMOS process in a single chip minimizes power dissipation and device cost.
About iamba Networks, Inc.
iamba Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of GPON solutions for Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) and Original Device Manufacturers (ODMs). Established in 2000, the company has acquired extensive experience in Passive Optical Networking (PON). In 2007 iamba introduced the iGES, a comprehensive GPON Eco-System solution suite for TEMs and ODMs, comprised of state-of-the-art SoCs, production-ready ONT and OLT reference designs and a comprehensive suite of GPON software packages. With corporate headquarters located at 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd. #166 Cupertino, CA 95014 iamba’s research and development center is based in Israel near Tel-Aviv and its main airport. Visit iamba’s new website at www.iamba.com
About K-micro (Kawasaki Microelectronics America, Inc.)
K-micro’s innovative ASIC technologies and world-class design support are used in the consumer electronics, computer, office-automation, networking and storage markets. The company is an active participant in industry standards organizations, including InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) Technical Committee T10 for SCSI Storage Interfaces, Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG), USB Implementers Forum, Digital Universal Plug and Play Forum (UPnP), the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG), Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA), Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), and OCP International Partnership (OCP-IP). K-micro has design centers in San Jose, Taipei, and Tokyo. For more information, contact the company at 408-570-0555, or visit http://www.k-micro.us.