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Optical network chips power home gateway units


Gemtek has selected MaxLinear’s PRX 10G passive optical network (PON) chips for its mid-market Wi-Fi 6 AX3000 PON home gateway units (HGUs). In addition to the PRX series G-PON and XGS-PON devices, the HGUs integrate MaxLinear’s Wi-Fi 6 SoCs.

Gemtek’s TB-362 and TB-380 are dual-band Wi-Fi 6 PON HGUs with single-port 2.5-GbE and quad-port GbE LAN capabilities. The TB-362 provides high-speed XGS-PON internet access, while the TB-380 offers G-PON internet access. Both of the mainstream home gateway units are available now from Taiwan-based Gemtek.

MaxLinear’s PRX series of SoCs enables a smooth transition when scaling from gigabit to 10G fiber access. They support various ITU-T PON environments, including G-PON, XG-PON, XGS-PON, and NG-PON2, as well as active optical Ethernet point-to-point connections. The 10G PON devices can be used in fiber to the home (FTTH) optical network units and fiber to the distribution point (FTTdp) applications.

Outfitted with essential components, the PRX SoCs include a dual-core, multithread processor; 10G PON MAC; SerDes; XFI; 2.5 GbE PHY; PCIe 3.0 interfaces; and a DDR3/4 controller. Power management, timing synchronization, and OAM hardware acceleration are also provided.

To learn more about the PRX family of 10G PON chips, click here.

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