AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: Intel Corp. and MaxLinear unveiled the next phase in the Intel Puma platform family, the 32-channel Intel Puma DOCSIS 3.0 SoC combined with the 32-channel MxL268 Full-Spectrum Capture tuner.
Following the widely deployed Intel Puma 6 product family supporting 16 and 24 downstream DOCSIS 3.0 platforms launched in 2012, this latest platform extends DOCSIS 3.0 gateway capabilities to 32 channels, supporting data rates up to 1.6 Gbps. This pin-compatible upgrade path from 16 to 24 to 32 channels will help cable system manufacturers meet consumer demand for faster broadband speeds.
Providing a unified Intel Puma 6 development environment for every speed node allows operators to seamlessly extend their current gateway investments. Additionally, this solution provides future network compatibility with DOCSIS 3.1, which includes a requirement for up to 32 single carrier QAM channels.
Intel Puma 6 and the MxL268 achieve a speedy 1.6 Gbps by bonding up to 32 DOCSIS 3.0 channels. This 32-channel system design delivers 33 percent more downstream bandwidth in the same power envelope.
The Intel Puma family system architecture provides OEMs with flexibility to easily customize their products to fit a wide range of MSO-required and optional features such as high data rates, wireless communications, power-down modes and telephony support. Intel and MaxLinear were the first to deploy 16- and 24-channel DOCSIS 3.0 technology and are extending that innovation into 32-channel cable gateways and modems.