product brief Puma 5 Family Cable Chipsets

product brief
Puma 5 Family
Cable Chipsets

product brief Puma 5 Family Cable Chipsets

Puma 5 Family of DOCSIS* 3.0 Cable Chipsets The Puma 5 family of cable modem, Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter (EMTA), set-top box (STB), and gateway chipsets provides a flexible and scalable platform on which equipment manufacturers can build systems for compelling next-generation video, voice, and data service offerings. Puma 5 deliv- ers the much anticipated higher data... rates supported by both the U.S. and European versions of DOCSIS* 3.0 (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification). With DOCSIS 3.0 line speeds starting at 160 Mbps, the Puma 5 family has the flexibility and agility to support a wide range of current and next-generation applications. Starting with basic data-centric cable modem applications like high-speed Internet access, Puma 5 chipsets have the resources for higher end applications such as voice- oriented embedded multimedia terminal adapter (EMTA) services and market-leading digital Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV). The platform’s simple reconfigurability allows operators to deploy the DOCSIS 3.0 capabilities of the Puma 5 family today and be assured that they will be able to cost- effectively upgrade their service offerings to meet the market for compelling multimedia services like IPTV. Flexible Architecture Optimized for Triple Play As the first DOCSIS 3.0-compliant solution, the Puma 5 family of chipsets provides a proven and accelerated path to the marketplace for equipment manufacturers. The variety of configurations supported by the chipsets that make up the Puma 5 family gives manufacturers the ability to quickly implement cost-effective, scalable products with targeted capabilities for a wide range of applications. From entry-level high-speed Internet access services to high-end triple- play video, voice, and data service offerings, the Puma 5 family has a ready-to-implement chipset with a configuration adapted to the requirements of the narrow segments that make up the cable marketplace. Key Features • Flexible and scalable platform for compelling video, data, and voice applications • Full U.S. and European DOCSIS* 3.0 data rates starting at a minimum of 160 Mbps • Multimedia processing architecture • DOCSIS 3.0 subsystem complete with channel bonding on both upstream and downstream • Multichannel DOCSIS physical interface configurations: – Dedicated VoIP DSP-based subsystem – Packet accelerator reduces latencies, increases QoS – General-purpose processor – Four upstream and four downstream channels (4 x 4) – Expandable to four upstream and eight downstream channels (8 x 4) • High-quality VoIP – Versatile home networking – Battery-backup control logic For example, you can implement cost- sensitive residential services with a Puma 5 chipset supporting the minimum–yet still very high speed–DOCSIS 3.0 downstream data rates that start at 160 Mbps. Then, by capitalizing on the channel-bonding capabilities of DOCSIS 3.0 and the Puma 5 family’s flexibility, you can quickly scale upward to higher speed offerings of 320 Mbps or more for business-oriented servic- es. Plus, this sort of rapid redeployment of bandwidth requires no new capital invest- ment in cable operators’ infrastructures. Multimedia Processing Architecture Central to the Puma 5 chipsets is a multi- media processing architecture that includes a DOCSIS 3.0 subsystem. This subsystem is extremely flexible and supports a wide range of channel configurations, depend- ing on the requirements of the targeted service offering. Puma 5 chipsets have the necessary resources for supporting voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) with excellent voice quality, even when the platform is per- forming extensive data or video processing. Multichannel DOCSIS 3.0 Scalability The DOCSIS 3.0 subsystem maximizes flexibility by supporting a range of channels and channel types, as well as expansion capabilities to accommodate future growth. The Puma 5 family includes a DOCSIS 3.0 physical layer (PHY) interface that is adaptable to a range of U.S. Read the full product brief Puma 5 Family Cable Chipsets.