Marvell Expands AVANTA Family With One-of-a-kind UPON Media Converter

    Marvell Expands AVANTA Family With One-of-a-kind UPON Media Converter

Device eliminates the need for field upgrades and offers drastic power savings
for next-generation optical deployments

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today
announced an expansion to its groundbreaking AVANTA^® product line, the
Marvell^® AVANTA LP MC – 88F6601 Universal PON (UPON) low-power media
converter. Designed to support single GE port single-family units (SFUs) and
the rising popularity of passive optical networks (PONs) for residential
broadband connectivity, the device supports Ethernet passive optical network
(EPON), Gigabit passive optical network (GPON) and Ethernet point-to-point
broadband connectivity with a single, highly integrated system-on-chip (SoC).


The 88F6601 media converter is specifically designed and focused to meet
indoor and outdoor deployment requirements. It provides a cost-effective
solution tailored to meet highly constrained, leading world telecoms system
specifications. The converter also offers a radical reduction in power
consumption, providing an optimized fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) solution for new
optical network terminals (ONTs).

"Marvell's latest addition to the AVANTA family once again raises the
technology bar by presenting an innovative approach for PON termination and
conversion to Ethernet in a pluggable SFP device," said Roman Kleinerman,
senior marketing and product line manager of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "More
specifically, by enabling the conversion of standard Ethernet equipment into
UPON-capable systems – without a field upgrade – Marvell offers significant
cost savings to operators around the world who are deploying FTTH networks.
The converter is also a classic example of the many ways in which Marvell
enables lightning-fast, round-the-clock connectivity to support the connected

The 88F6601 is comprised of an integrated ARM CPU, GPON and EPON MAC, a
programmable packet processor, GE Ethernet MAC, an 802.3az compliant
energy-efficient Ethernet GE PHY, 1588v2 support and two TDM channels for
POTS. In addition, the converter is designed for smooth content delivery and
offers a line rate performance with full IPv4 and IPv6 support.

At a glance, the 88F6601's features include:

  oA fully integrated SoC – for cost-effective mass deployment of optical
  oSeamless support for UPON MAC: GPON, EPON and P2P Ethernet – for cost and
    size savings and to leverage unified development and combined volumes
  oMarvell Embedded Voice Processing – for VoIP connectivity to
    industry-standard SLICs, enabled with Marvell's MMPv2 VoIP engine
  oIEEE-compliant energy-efficient Ethernet – for dynamic power management of
    active Ethernet link

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon
solutions enabling the digital connected lifestyle. From mobile communications
to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content
delivery, Marvell'sdiverse product portfolioaligns complete platform designs
with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At
the core of powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell
empowers partners and their customers toalways stand at the forefront of
innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world
with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social,
private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human

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For Further Information Contact:
Marvell Media Relations
                        Kim Anderson
Daniel Yoo
                        Tel: 408-222-0950
Tel: 408-222-2187

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