Enhanced LTE-PON platform facilitates fast and efficient end-user access

May 09, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Extending its always-on, connected lifestyle vision to next-generation networks, Marvell has announced an end-to-end, enhanced LTE-PON platform designed to facilitate fast and efficient end-user access to home and public cloud content.

In a world where consumers rely more and more on cloud access from multiple locations and during transit, the company's LTE platform is designed to ensure optimum data processing, transfer and storage, ultimately allowing service providers to deliver on next-generation performance promises.

The Marvell® LTE platform is a complete package for home cloud gateways, cell sites, mobile backhaul, serving gateways, optical transport, and content, media and storage servers — all of which offer complete LTE software ecosystem support for the company's ARM-based eNodeB, EPC and UE solutions. Above all, the platform is designed to exceed industry standards for speed, performance, capacity and scalability.

The home cloud component is comprised of Marvell's Avanta® Universal PON highly integrated gateway, Avastar™ Beamforming WLAN and the PXA flexible LTE world modem, which was announced at Mobile World Congress in February. Avanta is the first single-chip, standard product supporting GPON, EPON, China-EPON and point-to-point Metro Ethernet Access (MEA). Avanta is a highly-integrated gateway solution supporting a new generation of connected TV's, enhanced video on demand and real time content streaming. Featuring a single chip architecture, the LTE modem enables the latest LTE, TDD-LTE, FDD-LTE, WB-CDMA, TD-SCDMA and EGPRS technologies for true global mobile coverage and category four speeds of up to 150 megabits-per-second on the downlink.

For LTE cell sites, the company employs its ARMADA® XP chipset with its multi-core ARM processor and complete software support for layer one-to-three protocols and applications. The LTE Serving Gateway is also powered by multi-core ARM evolved packet core (EPC) service processors. Features include scalable solutions for small cells to macro cells (Femto, Pico, Micro and Macro), complete software ecosystem support for serving gateways, packet data networking gateways, mobility management and interoperability with operator UE devices, supporting six to ten million subscribers.

LTE mobile backhaul is powered by Marvell's Xelerated® programmable packet processors and switches for easy migration from legacy PTN to IP-RAN; flexible and robust OAM support; comprehensive,