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BroadLight Issued Two New Processor Architecture Patents

Monday, January 10, 2011

Santa Clara, CA -- BroadLight, the leading supplier of fiber access processors, announced today its issuance by the US Patent Office of 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 a highly 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. In an embodiment of the present invention the provided PON is fabricated on a single integrated circuit (IC).

Patent number 7,801,161 relates to a gigabit passive optical network (GPON) residential gateway comprising 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; a plurality of Ethernet media access control (MAC) adapters for interfacing with a multitude of 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.

“BroadLight has always been ahead in its innovative processor architecture,” said Eli Weitz, CTO of BroadLight. “And today, this continues to be demonstrated as we set the standards for concurrent performance in the GPON and UBB Ultra Broadband Home Gateways.”

About BroadLight

BroadLight is a fabless semiconductor company supplying processors to equipment vendors for fiber access applications around the globe. BroadLight enables service delivery with its highly integrated processors and software for central office and customer premises equipment.

A worldwide leader in fiber access semiconductor and software, BroadLight powers all the GPON deployments worldwide. For more information, please visit

BroadLight and the BroadLight logo are trademarks of BroadLight, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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