AnyWAN™ SoCs for Broadband Home Gateways

Maximize investments across connected home devices.

The Intel® AnyWAN™ SoC GRX350 Series and GRX550 Series are well suited for mid- and high-end home gateways and routers. These network processors use the same peripheral interfaces, enabling the reuse of existing software across a wide range of applications, including any kind of gateway, router, or other home infrastructure device. This allows equipment and service providers to extend the value of their infrastructure investments and more smoothly upgrade existing designs.

A multicore network processing unit (NPU) subsystem, combined with hardware acceleration and the integration of all standard features into a single device, make the Intel® AnyWAN™ SoC GRX350 Series and GRX550 Series powerful and compact gateway-on-a-chip solutions. They include various architecture features that help improve quality of service and allow for the integration of hardware-based virtualization.

Target applications

  • VDSL2/35b and VDSL2/35b bonding gateways
  • Ethernet router
  • LTE gateway
  • gateway
  • GPON and fiber gateways
  • Broadband gateway
  • Smart home gateway

Key interfaces

  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • RGMII Gigabit interface
  • DDR3
  • Serial flash/8-bit NAND flash memory
  • PCI Express* 2.0
  • USB 3.0/2.0 host
  • Support for two Foreign Exchange Station (FXS) ports
  • Intel® SLIC for linecards includes interface for Intel® SLIC for CPE
  • Dedicated DECT/CAT-iq/DECT Ultra Low Energy (ULE) interface
  • TDM/PCM interface

Key features

  • NPU with CPUs for maximum performance, flexibility, and security
  • NPU speeds up to 2,620 MHz
  • Integrated security for secure code execution, boot, and access control
  • Enhanced packet acceleration with a combination of hardware acceleration and flexible, programmable multilevel processing engine.
  • Hardware accelerated, carrier-grade quality of service (QoS)
  • Integrated nonblocking Gigabit Ethernet switch with wire-speed switching
  • Hardware acceleration for VPN/IPsec, TLS, storage, etc.
  • Integrated, carrier-grade 802.11n Wi-Fi with extended reach
  • Integrated DECT/CAT-iq with simultaneous operation of DECT ULE
  • Support for VoIP
  • Hardware-enforced security allows different operating systems to run on different cores

WLAN features

  • Extended-reach Wi-Fi featuring any-client beamforming technology
  • Embedded 802.11 bgn 2x2 and 3x3 (300) MIMO support for extended reach
  • Intel® Direct Connect Accelerator for full CPU offloading with Intel® Home WiFi Chipset WAV500 Series

WLAN interfaces
The GRX350 Series and GRX550 Series can interface to the following:

  • Gigabit Ethernet WAN
  • ADSL2+/VDSL2/35b
  • VDSL2/35b bonding
  • xPON
  • MOCA

LAN interfaces
The GRX350 Series and GRX550 Series can interface to the following:

  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz
  • Wi-Fi 5.0 GHz
  • DECT/CAT-iq
  • USB 2.0/3.0
  • SATA*
  • Powerline
  • MOCA
  • NFC
  • Ability to interface to various PAN radio technologies