LONDON BroadLight Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), a supplier of software and silicon for gigabit passive optical networks (GPONs), has announced the integration of BroadLight's BL2348 residential gateway IC with the RT3062 300-Mbps 802.11n Wi-Fi chip from Ralink Technology Corp. (Hsinchu Taiwan).
The integrated reference design provides a residential gateway solution that enables voice, video, and data services to the home over a combined GPON plus Wi-Fi network.
"802.11n Wi-Fi is an essential technology for residential gateways enabling wireless distribution of new high-speed services such as multimedia in the broadband connected home, and we are confident that Ralink's 802.11n solutions provide a superior wireless networking experience for the lowest cost," said Doron Tal, vice president of business development and product management for BroadLight, in a statement.
Ralink vice president Cashew Chen said, "802.11n is the clear choice for wirelessly distributing media content and services throughout the digital home. GPON significantly increases broadband performance on the LAN, driving the need for similarly robust wireless capabilities."
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