Profile: Ikanos Communications Inc (IKAN.OQ)
2 Dec 2013
Ikanos Communications, Inc. (Ikanos), incorporated on July 9, 2004, is a provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and integrated firmware products for the digital home. The Company's broadband digital subscriber line (DSL), communications processors and other offerings power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment (CPE) for many of the network equipment manufacturers and telecommunications service providers. The Company's products are at the core of digital subscriber line access multiplexers (DSLAMs), optical network terminals (ONTs), concentrators, modems, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) terminal adapters, integrated access devices (IADs) and residential gateways (RGs). The Company's products have been deployed by service providers in Asia, Europe and North and South America.
The Company's products form the basis of communications systems that are deployed by service providers in their infrastructure, as well as in the home to enable subscribers to access data, voice and video. The Company offers programmable products that support the multiple international standards used in broadband deployments worldwide, including ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL, and VDSL2. In addition, the Company is equipped to handle gigabit Ethernet interfaces and provide wire speeds switching performance for FTTH and Cable deployments. The Company offers multiple product lines that are designed to address different segments of the communications processor and the high-speed broadband DSL markets. Service providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), choose the Company's semiconductors from these multiple product lines based on a range of factors, such as the design of their networks, the distance between the fiber termination point and the customer premises, the technology that they want to deploy, the services that they want to offer and system design constraints, such as performance, density and power consumption.
Communications Processors for Range of Customer Premises Equipment
The Company's family of communications processors complements the Company's broadband DSL products and is designed for a range of devices that deliver high-speed access to the digital home. The Company offers processors that include integrated broadband, as well as standalone products for a range of applications. Fusiv Vx185 and Vx183 family of chipsets are high performance G.Vector-compliant communications processors designed specifically for the service gateways. Fusiv Vx180 is an integrated communication processor that features a MIPS-based central processing unit (CPU) core, VoIP capabilities, security, and QoS. The Fusiv Multi-core Vx175 and Fusiv Vx173 are built on the Company's Fusiv family of processors and extend the range of access technologies and device types that can be supported by Ikanos products.
The Company serves the dynamic broadband market with an extensive line of products for CO and CPE. These products are complemented by the Company's communications processors. The combination of these complementary products enables triple- and quadruple-play services around the world. The Company has a range of broadband DSL semiconductor integrated firmware products for VDSL and ADSL implementations. The Company's VDSL chipsets for DSLAMs and other CO equipment include industry's first NodeScale-Ikanos Velocity, Fx100100-5 and Fx10050-5. The Company's VDSL standalone chipsets for CPE like residential gateways include Accelity-DA87781, Fx100100S-5 and Fx10050S-5. Maxtane-CX955xx is the Company's ADSL chipset for CO equipment, and its SHDSL chipsets include Orion-GS2237 CO and Orion-GS2237 CPE.
The Ikanos Velocity family of low-power, full-featured A/VDSL access chipsets provide up to 100 Mbps symmetrical bandwidth and operate at a sub one watt per port power consumption. The Ikanos Velocity-3 solution in development combines the rich feature set of the Velocity family with breakthrough NodeScale vectoring technology. Fx100100-5 and Fx10050-high bandwidth multi-port A/VDSL CO chipsets enable service providers to deliver a full suite of revenue-generating interactive broadband services and features from a single platform. Maxtane CX955xx ADSL chipsets are ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ CO transceivers enabling advanced triple play services. Orion and Orion-Plus CO and CPE chipsets for symmetric high bit-rate digital subscriber line (SHDSL) offer unsurpassed functionality and density for SHDSL. It provides G.991.2 or G.shdsl compliance for both single and dual copper pair systems.
Advanced Firmware for Enhanced Products
Integrated firmware is a key component of the Company's semiconductor products. In the Company's central office and customer premises chipsets, the Company has advanced iQV firmware, a combination of technologies that enhances link robustness. Ikanos' Programmable Operating System firmware (iPOS) facilitates the customization of Fx and FxS chipsets to specific applications. The Company's Integrated Firmware on Silicon (ISOS) firmware accelerates development time for devices like the Solos and others. The Company's processor firmware-FusivWare-allows for increased flexibility and reuse in the design of modems, gateways and other devices expediting time-to market for its customers' new generations of products.
The Company competes with Alcatel Lucent, Broadcom Corporation, Cavium Networks, Inc., Cortina Systems, Inc., Lantiq Deutschland GmbH, Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. PMC-Sierra, Inc., Metanoia Communication, QUALCOMM Incorporated, Realtek Semiconductor Corp. and MediaTek Inc.
Ikanos Communications Inc
47669 Fremont Blvd.
FREMONT CA 94538