Ikanos Communications and Atheros Communications have jointly developed a reference platform that integrates VDSL2 technology with 802.11n-draft-2.0 technology for home network gateways. This reference platform combines Ikanos' Fusiv Vx180 with Atheros' XSPAN 802.11n-draft-2.0 solutions to enable a high-performance, wireless-enabled, xDSL residential gateway.

Optimized for rich media services, Ikanos' Fusiv Vx180 is a single-chip, multi-mode VDSL2 gateway processor, which provides up to 2.7 GHz of processing power, on-chip VoIP, virtual private network (VPN) security, routing and bridging. Ikanos selected Atheros' XSPAN dual-band concurrent and dual-band configurable draft-802.11n solutions for this platform. Up to 200 Mbps of real user throughput per band is provided with Atheros' XSPAN-with-signal-sustain technology.

The joint reference platform is now available. It is the first in a series of 802.11n-enabled solutions to be developed by Ikanos and Atheros to support VDSL2, ADSL2+ and Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) gateway solutions.