A broadband (smart home) gateway is an appliance that delivers broadband data, voice and video services to a home or customer premises. It is the point of entry for Internet services to the home and its performance is key to the quality of experience provided to the end user.
These days, most end users equate Wi-Fi performance in the home with the overall service provided by the broadband operator. More and more people also rely on their broadband data service for TV and video and increasingly expect to manage all of those services with voice-controlled applications. As a result, the residential gateway is moving out of the closet and becoming a central hub for wireless voice, data and video service delivery across the home.
NXP can offer a complete portfolio of solutions for modern residential gateways including gigabit-class network processors with hardware packet processing and QoS, leading-edge Wi-Fi, IOT radios and other supporting devices such as power management ICs. Further, NXP also offers a vertically integrated, extensively tested, power and performance optimized, Linux®-based OpenWRT Gateway application solutions kit (ASK) to customers inclined to build multiple market network products, such as embedded routers or programmable L3 switches based on the Layerscape Communication Processors.