AUSTIN, Texas, May 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (NXP FTF Technology Conference) – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) – As Gigabit-class Internet service becomes increasingly common worldwide, NXP Semiconductors is setting the stage for the next revolution in high-speed home and small-business (SMB) broadband with an expanded gateway platform scaling from 1 Gbps at extreme low power, all the way to 20 Gbps of bi-directional wireline/WiFi performance at the high end.
NXP today announces the expansion of its popular portfolio of Home Gateway solutions, with new offerings at both the high-performance and value tiers of the market. The portfolio’s common platform approach is now leveraged across a wide range of power and performance points, all while sharing common build environments, APIs and software. Based on the OpenWrt operating system, the platform seamlessly offloads packet processing to a power-efficient hardware accelerator, enabling dramatic boosts in throughput and quality of service, while freeing CPU resources for value-added applications and services.
Enabling the platform’s outstanding scalability is NXP’s industry-leading portfolio of embedded 64-bit processors based on ARM® Cortex® technology. Already in production on NXP’s dual-core QorIQ LS1024A device, the Home/SMB platform now includes versions incorporating the tiny, power-sipping QorIQ LS1012A processor, the quad-core QorIQ LS1043A device, as well as NXP’s new QorIQ LS1046 SoC featuring dual 10Gb ports, pin-compatibility with the LS1043A, and the exceptional performance of four 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 cores. With these additions, NXP’s solution is now the only ARM 64-bit based-Home Gateway platform to scale from single core to quad-core powered 64-bit solutions.
“Broadband operators are looking for a scalable and upgradeable gateway platform which maximizes return on investment and lets them focus on value-added applications and services,” said Noy Kucuk, Vice President of Product Management for NXP’s Digital Networking Business Unit. “By extending its popular line of Home/Small Business Gateway solutions, NXP has squarely met this demand, delivering a proven software platform backed by a large global software team, and the broadest range of communications processors in the industry.”
Extreme Performance at the Network’s Edge
NXP’s new QorIQ LS1046 device opens the door to compelling new capabilities for the NXP Home/SMB gateway’s high-end offering. In addition to delivering 20 Gbps bi-directional wireline and 10 Gbps WiFi performance, the processor’s four ARM Cortex-A72 cores deliver additional performance headroom to support a wide range of compelling new gateway applications and use models including:
- Improved network operation: additional performance at the gateway enables management of peak bandwidth across the network by pushing content to the gateway in advance, eliminating unnecessary costs and latency associated with edge-to-cloud traffic flows.
- Speech-enabled home automation and home security services with video analytics, content-based quality-of-service and parental controls, and smart energy management.
- New services and revenue streams: optimized performance at the networks’ edge allows service providers to run applications analyzing user preferences and content usage patterns, making way for personalized advertising and content offers, ultimately boosting customer satisfaction and retention as well as increasing average revenue per user (ARPU).
Software Re-use for IoT Gateways & Wi-Fi Extenders
The ultra low-power LS1012A device is also suitable for Wi-Fi extenders, battery-backed IoT gateways and even fully battery-powered applications. Support for the NXP Home/SMB gateway platform on the LS1012A means that customers can leverage a common software architecture across all of their gateway devices in the home, reducing overall development investments and simplifying support and maintenance.
NXP FTF Demonstrations
NXP is demonstrating its extensive line of scalable Home/Small Business Gateway solutions this week at the NXP FTF event in the Tech Lab, from May 16-19.
NXP’s Home/Small Business Gateway Platform is currently shipping in volume to multiple operators on the QorIQ LS1024A device. The gateway is available for evaluation now on the LS1043A, and is scheduled for availability on the LS1012A in June 2016 and in 2H 2016 on the LS1046A.The QorIQ LS1012A, LS1043A and LS1046A processors are all available now for order.
Additional information regarding NXP’s Home/Small Business Gateway Platform is available at: http://www.nxp.com/pages/:BROADBAND-GATEWAY.
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries, and posted revenue of $6.1 billion in 2015. Find out more at www.nxp.com.
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