Ikanos Extends Lead in Triple-Play Network Technology With

Ikanos Extends Lead in Triple-Play Network Technology With Powerful
New Gateway Chip 
New Entry to Heralded Fusiv Family of Communications Processors
Delivers 200Mbps Downstream and 100Mbps Upstream 
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/08/13 --   Ikanos Communications,
Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband
semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today
extended its lead in chips for triple-play networks with the
introduction of the Fusiv(R) Vx185-HP communications processor
chipset. The new chipset for home gateways supports high-speed WAN
requirements by delivering bonded VDSL2 rates up to 200Mbps
downstream and 100Mbps upstream along with standards-compliant
Nodescale(TM) Vectoring. Supporting the ever-higher bandwidth demands
of triple-play applications, the Vx185-HP offers the highest overall
network processor performance of any comparable competitive chipset,
while uniquely incorporating a dedicated voice DSP for carrier grade
voice and a serial ATA (SATA) controller for advanced storage
applications, as well as supporting the upcoming 802.11ac wireless
communications protocol. 
The architecture and feature set of the Vx185-HP make the chipset
quickly deployable, reducing time-to-market and speeding the launch
of advanced services: 

--  For carriers, the Vx185-HP provides processing power for technologies
    such as 802.11ac as well as emerging, bandwidth-intensive applications
    on home gateways -- enabling new revenue streams from subscribers by
    providing services beyond voice, IPTV, and data.
--  For CPE manufacturers, pin-to-pin compatibility with Ikanos' existing
    Vx185-platform chips, together with re-use of existing Linux software
    and VDSL2 firmware means a faster time to market and reduced time to
--  For consumers, the Vx185-HP means higher broadband rates to the home,
    enabled by VDSL2 bonding and Nodescale(TM) Vectoring technology;
    better wireless coverage; and support for new data services to the

"Vectoring, together with bonding (coupling two copper pairs), is
perhaps the most critical DSL innovation for carriers and CPE
manufacturers who want to deliver both the speed and functionality
needed to power new high-margin, digital home applications that keep
consumers both happy and loyal," said Lee Ratliff, principal analyst
for broadband and digital home at information and analytics provider
IHS. "Vectoring and bonding are critical technologies for carriers
wishing to enhance the capabilities of their copper networks and
remain competitive with cable and fiber while being cost-conscious." 
The Vx185-HP is unique in providing: 

--  A distributed processing architecture with 5.2GHz of overall
    processing power and wire-speed bi-directional gigabit packet
--  Multiple advanced interfaces supporting home networking technologies
    such as MoCA(TM), HomePNA(TM), HomePlug(R), LTE, and small cell
--  A dedicated DSP engine for delivery of full-chain, deployment-proven
--  Multi-mode DSL (ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, and VDSL2)
--  Hardware Security Protocol Accelerator for processing encryption
    algorithms such as DES, 3DES, and AES support up to 256-bit.
--  Flexible NAS options using USB or SATA
--  Carrier-class quality of service (QoS)

The Vx185-HP also complements Ikanos' central office products by
implementing Ikanos Quality Video (iQV(TM)), which provides the most
robust video delivery solution in the market. 
"Since the launch of the Fusiv Vx185 family of processors, Ikanos has
been fortunate to anticipate the need for speed resulting from
multiple, bandwidth-hungry applications running concurrently in the
home," said Omid Tahernia, president and CEO of Ikanos. "With our new
Vx185-HP, we intend to continue outdistancing other broadband chipset
suppliers. Furthermore, we see the adoption of our Vx185 family of
processors as evidence that the only innovations that take hold in
fast-moving markets are those that materialize as products almost as
quickly as they are envisioned."  
For more information about the Ikanos Vx-185-HP or other Fusiv family
chips, contact Ikanos at (510) 979-0400 or 
About Ikanos Communications, Inc.
 Ikanos Communications, Inc.
(NASDAQ: IKAN) is a leading provider of advanced broadband
semiconductor and software products for the digital home. The
company's broadband DSL, communications processors and other
offerings power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment
for many of the world's leading network equipment manufacturers and
telecommunications service providers. For more information, visit 
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