Intel® AnyWAN™ SOC GRX550 Series for Broadband Home Gateways

Optimize Investments Across connected home devices

The Intel® AnyWAN™ SoC GRX550 Series is suited for high-end home gateways and routers and provides the same peripheral interfaces to enable the reuse of existing software across a wide range of applications. This allows equipment and service providers to extend the value of their infrastructure investments and more smoothly upgrade existing designs.

A multicore network processing unit (NPU) subsystem, combined with hardware acceleration and the integration of all standard features into a single device make the Intel® AnyWAN™ SoC GRX550 Series a powerful and compact gateway-on-a-chip solution. Various architecture features help improve quality of service and allow for the integration of hardware-based virtualization.1

Target applications

  • Wi-Fi 6 AX6000 gateways and routers
  • VDSL2/35b single and bonded gateways
  • LTE gateway
  • G.fast gateway
  • GPON and fiber gateways
  • Smart home gateway

Key interfaces

  • 5x Gigabit Ethernet, including auto-MDIX PHYs
  • Up to 2x RGMII Gigabit interface
  • 8/16-bit DDR3
  • Serial flash/8-bit NAND flash memory
  • 3x PCI Express* 2.0 lanes
  • 2x USB 3.0/2.0 host
  • Support for two Foreign Exchange Station (FXS) ports
  • Dedicated DECT/CAT-iq/DECT Ultra Low Energy (ULE) interface
  • TDM/PCM interface
  • Enhanced GPIOs
  • UART, I2C, MDIO
  • EJTAG/JTAG

Key features

  • NPU with four processor cores featuring six CPUs for maximum performance, flexibility, and security
  • NPU subsystem with L2-cache, system-wide coherence manager, and on-chip trace unit
  • NPU speeds up to 2600MHz
  • Integrated security for secure code execution, boot, and access control
  • Enhanced packet acceleration with a combination of hardware acceleration and flexible, programmable multilevel processing engine. The GRX550 Series supports more than eight million packets per second (exceeding 4 Gbps routing for smallest packet size) at 0% CPU load
  • Hardware accelerated, carrier-grade quality of service (QoS) solution with programmable queues, schedulers, and shapers operating both upstream and downstream to any interface on the chip
  • Integrated non-blocking 7-port Gigabit Ethernet switch with wire speed switching and 8 Gbps interface to the NPU core, featuring unique queue-based back-pressure algorithm
  • Hardware acceleration for VPN/IPsec, TLS, storage, etc.
  • Integrated DECT/CAT-iq with simultaneous operation of DECT ULE
  • Support for VoIP
  • Hardware-enforced security allows different operating systems to run on different cores

WLAN features

  • Speeds of up to 2.5Gbps TCP CDB
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ with 160MHz, QAM 1024, TWT, BSS coloring and spatial reuse, with capability to support DL/UL OFDMA and DL MU-MIMO
  • MCS 10 & 11
  • Band steering
  • Support for 3rd party mesh infrastructure
  • Zero Wait DFS
  • WPA3 including Suite-B, OWE, and EasyConnect
  • Intel® Direct Connect Accelerator for full CPU offloading with Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV600 Series

WAN interfaces

The GRX550 Series can interface to the following:

  • Gigabit Ethernet WAN
  • ADSL2+/VDSL2/35b
  • VDSL2/35b bonding
  • LTE WAN
  • xPON
  • G.fast 106 MHz and 212MHz

LAN interfaces

The GRX550 Series can interface to the following:

  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 6 2.4 GHz
  • Wi-Fi 6 5.0 GHz
  • FXS/FXO
  • DECT/CAT-iq
  • DECT ULE
  • USB 2.0/3.0
  • SATA*
  • NFC
  • Ability to interface to various PAN radio technologies

Intel® Development Kits for AX6000

Intel offers kits to accelerate the development of home routers, gateways, and extenders. Optimized at the system level for easier, faster, and more cost-effective development, the kits offer flexibility for OEMs to customize a solution for their unique requirements. The Intel® Development Kit for Home Gateways EASY550-AX6000 is designed to deliver high performance wireless connectivity for high-end 4x4 Wi-Fi 6 xDSL/ETH gateways and routers. With integrated Intel Home Wi-Fi chipset WAV600 Series, this development kit offers support for Gigabit Wi-Fi, provide the ability to connect up to 256 clients simultaneously per band with reduced latency, and incorporate advanced Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) technology features including 160MHz and capability for both downlink and uplink OFDMA. The chipsets also deliver exceptional throughput for both small and large packet sizes while running at over 250,000 Packets Per Second (PPS).
In addition, wireless trafc is fully ofoaded with zero CPU utilization, freeing up the CPU performance for advanced services.

Tool package:

  • Reference board
  • Reference casing
  • Cables and power supply
  • Schematics and layout, BOM
  • Ready-to-use software image
  • Calibration tools

Technical specifications:

  • 4 Gigabit LAN connections, 1 Gigabit WAN connection, and a 2.5 Gbps SFP connector
  • WAN Ethernet aggregation for greater than 1 Gbps WAN speeds • 2x USB 3.0
  • Intel® Universal Gateway Software supporting routing, security, and enhanced QoS features
  • Aligned to latest FCC and ETSI standards, including CoC
  • Supports up to 256 clients and 32 virtual access points per WiFi band
  • Support for multiple client modes (WDS, L2NAT)
  • Planned support for Wi-Fi EasyMesh* technology
  • Supporting advanced tunneling modes via HW acceleration: MAP-E, DSlite, PPTP, L2TP, 6to4, 6rd.

AX6000 G.FAST/DSL GATEWAY

AX6000 ETHERNET ROUTER

Product Name

Sales Codes
 
Package

Intel® AnyWAN™ SoC 
GRX550 Series GRX550A3BC200
PG-LFBGA-413
Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV614 WAV614A1MC PG-MRQFN-244
Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV624 WAV623A1MC PG-MRQFN-244

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