BroadLight awarded new processor architecture patents

BroadLight, a supplier of fiber access processors, has been awarded by the US Patent Office two new patents: Patent No. 7,643,753 “Enhanced passive optical network (PON) processor” and Patent No. 7,801,161 “Gigabit passive optical network (GPON) residential gateway.”

Patent number 7,643,753 relates to an enhanced passive optical network (PON) processor adapted to serve a plurality of PON applications. The PON processor is an integrated communications processor that can operate in different PON modes including, but not limited to, a gigabit PON (GPON), a broadband PON (BPON), an Ethernet PON (EPON), or any combination thereof.

Patent number 7,801,161 relates to a gigabit passive optical network (GPON) residential gateway with a microprocessor for processing packets that includes: voice data and packets, as well as video data; dual packet processors for performing GPON and residential gateway processing tasks; Ethernet media access control (MAC) adapters for interfacing with various subscriber devices; a GPON MAC adapter for interfacing with an optical line terminal (OLT) of the GPON; and a digital signal processor (DSP) for processing voice signals.

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