Increased demand for high-quality voice, video and data is the driving force behind the need for more network bandwidth. Users demand reliable and robust network infrastructure systems that provide them with fast download speeds and real-time, high-definition voice and video. A broadband gateway is a networking device that is used to connect devices to the Internet or other WAN.
Two types of gateways are used primarily today: gateways based on DSL or cable modem broadband technology. A DSL gateway connects users to a DSL network and enables converged voice and data services, while a cable modem connects users to a cable modem network. Ethernet plays a key role in enabling the essential network connectivity in both of these types of gateways.
We offer a broad, industry-leading portfolio of high-performance 10/100 Mbps and 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet PHY and switch solutions that offer optimized application features and have a small footprint. With the additional support of our innovative EtherGREEN™ and EtherSynch® platforms, these solutions provide flexible options to minimize power consumption while enabling superior timing synchronization performance for emerging broadband gateway applications.