Posted: August 3, 2010

BroadLight Announces the Launch of the 3rd Generation 40nm GPON Fiber Access Processor Family

(Nanowerk News) BroadLight, the leading supplier of fiber access processors, has announced the release of its 3rd Generation GPON Processor family.
The BL23500 3rd Generation GPON Processor family is the first 40nm set of devices designed for the fiber access mass market, and feature the most cost effective implementation, lowest power consumption and the lowest cost of manufacturing of any chip in its class.
The BL23500 features a powerful MIPS controller, the RunnerGrid Network Processor, and a VoIP DSP creating a fiber grade, innovative architecture that best meets both the GPON CPE platforms requirements and the emerging GPON residential gateway market requirements.
"The exploding fiber access deployments demand a new, distinct class of price-leading fiber access GPON processors" said Raanan Gewirtzman, BroadLight's CEO. "Our innovative architecture enables fiber class services, top performance and a high quality of experience at the lowest cost."
The device utilizes Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and offers advanced power saving modes specifically designed for optimal performance at minimal energy costs demanded by leading worldwide operators.
"Lower power consumption is a big selling point for operators looking for high-performance, low-cost, mass-market solutions" said Jeff Heynen, Directing Analyst for Broadband and Video at Infonetics Research. "BroadLight's 3rd Generation 40nm GPON processor family is an optimized solution taking operators' needs into consideration, and applying them to innovative new fiber access processors that deliver service processing capabilities, field proven interoperability, and low power consumption at very low costs."
BroadLight's consolidated software platform enables a single comprehensive software development environment for rapid development of SFU/Gateway/MDU solutions. These solutions include OMCI and TR-69 interworking with the 3rd Generation GPON Processor family, coupled with the highest level of OLT interoperability in the industry it thereby offers the lowest cost of ownership.
The BL23500 family will be available for customers in Q4 2010.
About BroadLight
BroadLight is a fabless semiconductor company supplying processors to equipment vendors for fiber access applications around the globe. BroadLight enables service delivery with its highly integrated processors and software for central office and customer premise equipment.
A worldwide leader in fiber access semiconductor and software, BroadLight powers all the GPON deployments worldwide. For more information, please visit
Source: BroadLight (press release)
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