Home networking processors use dedicated offload engines to accelerate data

October 30, 2013 // By Julien Happich
Designed for home networking and broadband gateways, Lantiq’s GRX330 communications processor uses a dedicated acceleration engine to maximize 802.11ac Wi-Fi throughput while keeping the CPU available for other tasks.

The GRX processors are “turbocharged” as they feature multiple smart offloading engines. This integrated processing technology ensures that networking traffic is processed outside the CPU. This approach leads to zero percent load on the networking processor while operating DSL and Ethernet WAN uplinks.
The Lantiq GRX330 processor also introduces DirectLink, a packet processing engine optimized for 802.11ac. This allows data transmission at the maximum 802.11ac network data rate without any significant load on the CPU. The GRX330 supports full 802.11ac Wi-Fi data traffic with only one twentieth of the CPU horsepower requirements of competitors’ Gateway processors, claims the manufacturer. Lantiq’s new GRX330 communication processor will be available in production quantities in the first quarter of 2014.

Visit Lantiq at www.lantiq.com/grx