Conexant Ships SoC For Fiber-to-the-Home

Newport Beach-based Conexant Systems has shipped a new, system-on-a-chip targeting the fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-neighborhood market. The semiconductor maker said that it shipping an integrated Xenon system-on-a-chip (SoC) that provides a complete system for optical network terminals. The chip can be used for cost effective, high-speed broadband optical connections, based on Passive Optical Network (PON) technology. PON technology is replacing coax and copper cable solutions for delivering broadband. Conexant said that its SoC supports quality of service, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and IP video multicasting.