Today Intel announced the latest processor in our family of cable home gateways, the Intel® Puma™ 7 SoC. The transition of media consumption to an on-demand, IP delivery model is driving consumers to demand faster broadband speeds and better Wi-Fi home networking solutions. Intel’s portfolio of home gateway solutions, including the new Puma 7, enable service providers to bring new and improved connected home experiences that make consumer’s homes even smarter and more connected.
Puma 7 is built on Intel’s latest 14nm process technology and brings scalable x86 technology architectural innovations to the home gateway market. It supports the latest DOCSIS* 3.1 standard ushering in a speed boost to provide multi-gigabit broadband services to subscribers. Based on a dual-core Intel Atom™ processor with support for Intel® Virtualization Technology and the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), Puma 7 will enable operators to leverage their investments in Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) to bring innovative new services via the residential gateway.
Puma 7 Highlights:
Performance Leadership: Puma 7 has 5x the performance of our previous generation Puma gateway at the same power envelope to provide full WiFi support, IoT, security, and other services on chip1.
Best-in-class system power: The Intel® Puma™ 7 SoC is Intel’s first home gateway SoC manufactured on our 14nm process node. It provides compliance to evolving power regulation standards and enables small form factor, fan-less designs.
Rich Home Network Ecosystem: Puma 7 platforms support a wide range of validated third party technologies from best-in-class 4×4 Wi-Fi to voice recognition DSPs giving OEMs the flexibility to meet customer performance and cost requirements.
Architecture Consistency: OEMS can reuse their existing Puma™ family codebase and hardware toolkit to monetize their R&D investment with fast scaling and rapid time to market.
Networking Accelerators: Puma 7 incorporates a powerful programmable packet accelerator, uniquely designed to support evolving networking topologies and protocols with full offloading capabilities.
Open Platform: Puma 7 allows for speedy development and deployment via its architecture consistent SDK, ability to run Linux natively, and included support for other OS in a virtual machine.
14nm process technology: The latest volume manufacturing process node, Intel’s industry-leading 14nm process was designed from the ground up to take advantage of the latest 3D transistors allowing for more transistors and lower power consumption.
x86 Platform Scalability: Puma 7 supports x86 technologies like Intel® Virtual Technology, Intel® Data Plane Design Kit (DPDK) Libraries, and Intel® HyperScan to provide additional performance enhancing features in the silicon.
Today, as broadband service surpasses gigabit data rates Intel access solutions reach from the central office to millions of consumer end points worldwide. We will continue to raise the bar for integration and performance in home gateway processors.