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Gateway Processor Turbocharges Home Networking Performance

Gateway Processor Turbocharges Home Networking Performance

Communications processor uses a dedicated acceleration engine to maximize 802.11ac Wi-Fi throughput while keeping the CPU free to handle other digital home applications.

The GRX330 communications processor is the latest highly-integrated member of Lantiq’s high performance AnyWAN VDSL2 and Ethernet Home Gateway chipset family. The flagship communications processor turbocharges home networking performance using a dedicated acceleration engine to maximize 802.11ac Wi-Fi throughput while keeping the CPU free to handle other digital home applications. Multiple dedicated offloading engine processing technology ensures that networking traffic is processed outside the CPU, leading to zero percent load on the networking processor while operating DSL and Ethernet WAN uplinks. The processor utilizes DirectLink, a new packet processing engine optimized for 802.11ac that allows data transmission at the maximum network data rate without any significant load on the CPU. The GRX330 supports full 802.11ac Wi-Fi data traffic with a purported, one twentieth of the CPU horsepower requirements of other Gateway processors. The GRX330 communication processor will be available in production quantities in the first quarter of 2014.

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