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DSL Chips: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2018

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DSL Chips: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2018
Published: February 6, 2013 Content info: 232 Pages

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the study, "Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom, AT&T, Bell Canada, Century/Qwest and many other carriers have made clear they will use DSL, not fiber, for the majority of lines because it's cheaper. Increasingly, that's DSL from a neighborhood DSLAM (FTTN) with short loops that will soon be capable of 100 megabits through bonding and vectoring. There is plenty of copper wire in the telecommunications networks that can be used to provide broadband connectivity from fiber in the neighborhood, DSLAM connectivity to copper wires running into the home."

The rapid advance of end to end optical broadband networks continues to threaten to make xDSL obsolete, but copper will never go away, fiber is too expensive to use it to replace all the copper and the copper works in many cases and does not need to be replaced. xDSL markets will be strong for some long time to come as copper remains a transport line.

Copper is everywhere in the telecommunications network. It is still the primary wireless backbone transport means, meaning it continues to be vital as new wireless systems continue to expand their markets. It predominates in the local loop, creating demand for systems that are able to support high speed signal transport over copper wire.

Both smart phones and tablet devices depend on wire line backhaul, much of which is copper. As copper goes away, xDSL goes away, but this is certainly not happening within the forecast period. The development and growth of the broadband digital subscriber line (DSL) and communications processing markets is assured as carriers seek to leverage their investment in copper wire infrastructure. DSL is the way to do that with its support for high speed communications and video signal transport.

Vendors consider companies that have access to broadband or communications processing technology as potential competitors. Established competitors, suppliers of products based on new or emerging technologies, and customers who choose to develop their own technology.

Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom, AT&T, Bell Canada, Century/Qwest and many other carriers have made clear they will use DSL, not fiber, for the majority of lines because it's cheaper. Increasingly, that's DSL from a neighborhood DSLAM (FTTN) with short loops that will soon be capable of 100 megabits through bonding and vectoring.

Even the DSL customers have a hybrid fiber / copper connection; it is just the last mile that is copper, hence requiring DSL.

The communications consumer end points worldwide are moving to 100% wireless smart phones that can connect to the Internet. The communications infrastructure worldwide will remain wire based to connect the central office to the base stations, and to provide Internet / IP based connectivity to the home. The wire based communications infrastructure worldwide is all moving to fiber so as to handle the increased demand for bandwidth.

The copper is not efficient for the cable companies because of the demand for bandwidth to the home that the cable companies are providing. The copper is not efficient in the wireless backbone connectivity of the central office to the wireless base stations, and hence there is a priority on replacing the copper that is there first. The copper from the curb or from the neighborhood to toe home is efficient; therefore the need for DSL persists.

Worldwide tablet market revenues at $799 million in 2011 are anticipated to reach $1.7 billion by 2018. DSL chip markets are forecast to grow year-over-year throughout the forecast period. This is in the context of a world communications infrastructure that is changing and seeking to leverage the existing plant to hold down costs. Technology is enabling interaction, innovation, and sharing of knowledge in new ways. DSL chips promise to bring significant new broadband for Internet access capability making the Internet available for increasingly productive, efficient use.

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Product Code: SH25432919

Table of Contents

DSL CHIP Executive Summary

The study is designed to give a comprehensive overview of the DSL CHIP equipment market segment. Research represents a selection from the mountains of data available of the most relevant and cogent market materials, with selections made by the most senior analysts. Commentary on every aspect of the market from independent analysts creates an independent perspective in the evaluation of the market. In this manner the study presents a comprehensive overview of what is going on in this market, assisting managers with designing market strategies likely to succeed.

  • DSL Chip Market Driving Forces
  • Data And Video Traffic Being Added To Voice Traffic In Abundance
  • DSL Chip Market Shares
  • DSL Chip Market Forecasts

DSL CHIP Market Description and Market Dynamics


  • 1.1 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Chips
    • 1.1.1 Demand for Broadband Services and Market Opportunities for Service Providers
    • 1.1.2 High-Performance Communications Processing
    • 1.1.3 Key Benefits of DSL Technology
    • 1.1.4 Improving Time-To-Market With Programmable Systems-Level Products
    • 1.1.5 DSL Provides Cost-Effective, High-Performance Transmission Over Existing Copper Lines
    • 1.1.6 End-to-End DSL Products
  • 1.2 Stability Of Global Credit And Financial Markets
  • 1.3 DSL Design Wins
    • 1.3.1 Semiconductor Components
  • 1.4 Communications Industry
    • 1.4.1 Carrier Networking
    • 1.4.2 Enterprise Networking
    • 1.4.3 Cloud Computing
    • 1.4.4 Increasing Demands for "Next-Generation Networking" Integrated Circuits
  • 1.5 Communications Strategy
  • 1.6 Internet And Wireless Dominate Communications Technology
    • 1.6.1 Optical Networks
    • 1.6.2 Data And Video Traffic Being Added In Abundance To Voice Traffic
    • 1.6.3 Semiconductor Companies Design DSL
  • 1.7 Storage Industry
  • 1.8 Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit Market
    • 1.8.1 Network Access Last Mile Of Telecommunications Network
    • 1.8.2 Metropolitan Area Networks
    • 1.8.3 Internet
  • 1.9 Signal Processing
  • 1.10 Product Positioning

DSL CHIP Market Shares and Market Forecasts

This section selectively describes market shares, forecasts, segments, and regional revenue. Numbers are the result of primary research in all cases. Selected companies are described from an independent analyst perspective with a thumbnail sketch or analysis of their market numbers or commentary on their strengths and weaknesses. Some of the analysis is focused on looking at the topic segment by segment, including company descriptive analyses by segment and subsegment.


  • 2.1 DSL Chip Market Driving Forces
    • 2.1.1 Vendor DSL Positioning
    • 2.1.2 Data And Video Traffic Being Added To Voice Traffic In Abundance
  • 2.2 DSL Chip Market Shares
    • 2.2.1 Broadcom
    • 2.2.2 Ikanos
    • 2.2.3 Ikanos Shipments
    • 2.2.4 Ikanos VDSL
    • 2.2.5 Lantiq Broadband Solutions
    • 2.2.6 MediaTek / Ralink / Trendchip
  • 2.3 DSL Chip Market Forecasts
    • 2.3.1 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Subscriber Markets
  • 2.4 Research and Development
  • 2.5 DSL Chip Applications
  • 2.6 DSL Chip Prices
  • 2.7 DSL Chip Regional Market

DSL CHIP Product Description

This section describes selected companies and selected products. Products for this market segment are described with attention to the most significant aspect of features and functions in this category of product. The juxtaposition of a range of different product descriptions from a single market category provides a really good way to access market directions and achieve market competitive analysis. This section is arranged in three pieces: immersive products, conference room products, and end point products. Company products are described in the appropriate sections, meaning a company is mentioned several times in the chapter in different places.


  • 3.1 Broadcom
    • 3.1.1 Broadcom BCM6519 Multi-DSL Transceiver
    • 3.1.2 Broadcom BCM6529 Low Power Dual-Channel Analog Front End Device
    • 3.1.3 Broadcom BCM65300 VDSL2 G.Vector Central Office SoC
    • 3.1.4 Broadcom BCM65x00 Family Central Office High Density Multi-DSL Chipset
    • 3.1.5 Broadcom BCM6515 High-Performance VoIP Digital Signal Processor 3-7
    • 3.1.6 Broadcom xDSL CPE Solutions
    • 3.1.7 BCM63168 xDSL Integrated Access Device SoC
    • 3.1.8 BCM6338 ADSL2+ Router Solution
    • 3.1.9 BCM6348 Single-Chip ADSL2+ CPE Chip
    • 3.1.10 BCM6358 Single-Chip ADSL2+ Integrated Access Device Solution
    • 3.1.11 BCM6362 Single-Chip IAD with Integrated ADSL2+, 802.11n and DECT
    • 3.1.12 BCM6368 Residential VDSL2/ADSL2+ Gateway Solution
  • 3.2 Lantiq
    • 3.2.1 Lantiq XWAY™ VRX200
    • 3.2.2 Lantiq XWAY™ VRX200
    • 3.2.3 Lantiq XWAY™ VRX288 / VRX208
    • 3.2.4 Lantiq XWAY™ VRX268 / VRX208
    • 3.2.5 Lantiq XWAY™ VRX288 / VRX208
    • 3.2.6 Lantiq CONVERGATE™
    • 3.2.7 Lantiq MELT
    • 3.2.8 Lantiq VINETIC™-LTC
    • 3.2.9 Lantiq Smart SLIC™-T
    • 3.2.10 Lantiq XWAY™ DANUBE
  • 3.3 Ikanos
    • 3.3.1 Ikanos Chipsets for Central Office Equipment
    • 3.3.2 Ikanos Chipsets for Customer Premises Equipment
    • 3.3.3 Ikanos Velocity™ A/VDSL CO Chipset
    • 3.3.4 Ikanos Accelity™-2+ 8-Port VDSL2 Central Office Chipsets
    • 3.3.5 Ikanos' Accelity™ DA87781 VDSL2 CPE chipset
    • 3.3.6 Ikanos Fx™-5 CO
    • 3.3.7 Ikanos FxS™-5 CPE
    • 3.3.8 Ikanos Maxtane™ CX955xx
    • 3.3.9 Ikanos Orion™ Plus CX98124-11Z
    • 3.3.10 Ikanos Fusiv Vx185/183
  • 3.4 Analog Devices
  • 3.5 MediaTek xDSL(Ralink) / Trendchip

DSL CHIP Technology


  • 4.1 Delivering Video-Intensive Services
  • 4.2 Ikanos Technologies
    • 4.2.1 Advanced Bonding Capabilities
    • 4.2.2 Flexible Network Interfaces
  • 4.3 Ikanos NodeScale™ Vectoring
    • 4.3.1 Ikanos Quality Video (iQV) technology
  • 4.4 Telecommunications and DSL Standards Organizations
    • 4.4.1 ATIS 4-5
    • 4.4.2 Broadband Forum
    • 4.4.3 ETSI 4-6
    • 4.4.4 FSAN4-7
    • 4.4.5 Home Gateway Initiative
    • 4.4.6 The International Telecommunications Union
    • 4.4.7 TTC 4-9
    • 4.4.8 UNH-IOL
    • 4.4.9 The FTTH Council Europe
    • 4.4.10 The FTTH Council Asia-Pacific
    • 4.4.11 The Broadband Forum
    • 4.4.12 Home Gateway Initiative
    • 4.4.13 Communications Standards Bodies:

DSL CHIP Company Profiles

This section selectively describes company strategies, partners, acquisitions, and revenue by segment and regional revenue when available. Companies are described by looking at what is most interesting about that company. The descriptions collectively give a sense of market directions within the industry segment. The alphabetical listing of company thumbnail sketches provides an accessible way to find out what is going on in any particular company.


  • 5.1 Analog Devices
    • 5.1.1 Analog Devices Focus On Key Strategic Markets
    • 5.1.2 Analog Devices Broad Line Of High-Performance ICs
    • 5.1.3 Analog Devices Digital Signal Processing Products
    • 5.1.4 Analog Devices Revenue
    • 5.1.5 Analog Devices Revenue Trends by End Market
    • 5.1.6 Analog Devices Industrial -
    • 5.1.7 Analog Devices Automotive -
    • 5.1.8 Analog Devices Consumer -
    • 5.1.9 Analog Devices Communications -
    • 5.1.10 Analog Devices Markets and Applications
    • 5.1.11 Analog Devices Industrial and Instrumentation Segments
    • 5.1.12 Analog Devices Defense/Aerospace Segment
    • 5.1.13 Analog Devices Energy Management Segment
    • 5.1.14 Analog Devices Healthcare Segment
    • 5.1.15 Analog Devices Automotive Segment
    • 5.1.16 Analog Devices Consumer Segment
    • 5.1.17 Analog Devices Communications Segment
    • 5.1.18 Analog Devices Segment Financial Information and Geographic Information
    • 5.1.19 Analog Devices Revenue Trends by Product Type
    • 5.1.20 Analog Devices Revenue Trends by Geographic Region
    • 5.2 Broadcom
    • 5.2.1 Broadcom Revenue
    • 5.2.2 Broadcom Broadband Communications Solutions
    • 5.2.3 Broadcom Mobile & Wireless (Solutions for the Hand)
    • 5.2.4 Broadcom Infrastructure & Networking (Solutions for Infrastructure)
    • 5.2.5 Broadcom Customers and Strategic Relationships
  • 5.3 BroadLight
  • 5.4 Cavium
    • 5.4.1 Cavium Customers and Target Markets
  • 5.5 Freescale Semiconductor
    • 5.5.1 Freescale Embedded Innovation
  • 5.6 Ikanos
    • 5.6.1 Ikanos Outsourcing and Value Chain
    • 5.6.2 Ikanos Net Loss
    • 5.6.3 Service Provider Platform Deployments
    • 5.6.4 Ikanos Revenue
    • 5.6.5 Ikanos Revenue
    • 5.6.6 Ikanos Revenue by Country as a Percentage of Total Revenue
    • 5.6.7 Ikanos Acquired from Conexant Systems, its Broadband Access Product Line
    • 5.6.8 Ikanos Product Lines
    • 5.6.9 Ikanos Solution
    • 5.6.10 Key Features of Ikanos Technology
    • 5.6.11 Ikanos Major Service Provider Customers
    • 5.6.12 Ikanos Service and Support for Customers and Service Providers
    • 5.6.13 Sales, Business Development and Product Marketing
    • 5.6.14 Ikanos Go to Market Strategy
    • 5.6.15 Ikanos / Aricent
    • 5.6.16 Ikanos / ASSIA, Inc.
    • 5.6.17 Ikanos / Atheros
    • 5.6.18 Ikanos / DSP Group
    • 5.6.19 Ikanos / D2 Technologies
    • 5.6.20 Ikanos / Gatespace
    • 5.6.21 Ikanos / Jungo
    • 5.6.22 Ikanos / picoChip
    • 5.6.23 Ikanos / Ralink
    • 5.6.24 Ikanos / SoftAtHome
    • 5.6.25 Ikanos / Sunrise Telecom
    • 5.6.26 Ikanos / Wintegra
  • 5.7 Infineon Technologies
    • 5.7.1 Infineon Technologies Revenue
  • 5.8 IXYS Integrated Circuits Division
    • 5.8.1 IXYS Integrated Circuits Distribution Channels
    • 5.8.2 IXYS Integrated Circuits / Clare
  • 5.9 Lantiq
  • 5.10 Marvell
  • 5.11 MediaTek / Ralink Technology
    • 5.11.1 MediaTek / Ralink / Trendchip xDSL
    • 5.11.2 MediaTek xDSL(Ralink)
  • 5.12 PMC-Sierra
  • 5.13 Pulse
  • 5.14 Shantou New Tideshine Electron
  • 5.15 Shenzhen Chaoyue Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • 5.16 Shenzhen Sky Foundation
  • 5.17 Shenzhen Tianxiaowei Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • 5.18 Other xDSL Chip Based Products and Market Participants

List of Tables and Figures

DSL CHIP Executive Summary

  • DSL Chip Market Driving Forces
  • Data And Video Traffic Being Added To Voice Traffic In Abundance
  • DSL Chip Market Shares
  • DSL Chip Market Forecasts

DSL CHIP Market Description and Market Dynamics

  • Table 1-1 Highly-Integrated Chip Solutions
  • Table 1-2 Digital DSL Product Positioning
  • Table 1-3 Digital DSL Advantages

DSL CHIP Market Shares and Market Forecasts

  • Table 2-1 DSL Chip Market Driving Forces
  • Table 2-2 Vendor Competitive Positioning Factors
  • Figure 2-3 DSL Chip Market Shares, Dollars, 2011
  • Table 2-4 DSL Component Shipments Dollars, Units Worldwide, 2012
  • Figure 2-5 DSL Chip Market Shipments Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2018
  • Table 2-6 Broadband DSL Market Forecasts, Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2012
  • Table 2-7 Broadband DSL Market Forecasts, Low End, Mid Range, and High End Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2013
  • Figure 2-8 DSL Subscriber Forecasts, Number, Worldwide, 2013-2018, Base Year 2009
  • Table 2-9 Broadband DSL, Cable Modem, Wireless Device, and Fiber to the Home Subscribers Worldwide, 2012
  • Figure 2-10 Broadband Services Typical Speed in Mbps
  • Table 2-11 Broadband Fiber Cost Per Household to Build Out
  • Table 2-12 DSL Chip Applications
  • Figure 2-13 DSL Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2012
  • Table 2-14 DSL Regional Market Segments, 2012
  • Table 2-15 xDSL Component Regional Shipments by Company, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012
  • Table 2-16 xDSL Component Regional Shipments by Company, Dollars, Worldwide, 2011

DSL CHIP Product Description

  • Table 3-1 Broadcom BCM6519 Multi-DSL Transceiver Features
  • Table 3-2 Broadcom BCM6529 Low Power Dual-Channel Analog Front End Device Features
  • Table 3-3 Broadcom BCM65300 VDSL2 G.vector Central Office SoC Features
  • Table 3-4 Broadcom's new BCM65x00 Family Central Office SoC Features
  • Table 3-5 Broadcom BCM6515 High-Performance VoIP Digital Signal Processor Features
  • Figure 3-6 Ikanos 496pix_Velocity_Chipset2
  • Table 3-7 Ikanos Communications Processors
  • Table 3-8 Ikanos DSL Chipsets
  • Figure 3-9 Ikanos Velocity Chip Architecture
  • Table 3-10 Ikanos Velocity™ A/VDSL CO Chipset Key Features
  • Figure 3-11 Ikanos Accelity-2+ AD11008
  • Table 3-12 Ikanos Accelity-2+ AD11008 Key Features
  • Table 3-13 Ikanos Accelity-2+ AD11008 Applications
  • Table 3-14 Ikanos Accelity™ DA87781 Applications
  • Table 3-15 Accelity DA87781 Family product Key Features
  • Figure 3-16 Ikanos Fx100100-5/Fx10050-5 System Architecture
  • Table 3-17 Ikanos Fx100100-5/Fx10050-5 System Key Features
  • Figure 3-18 Ikanos Fx100100S-5/Fx10050S-5 System Architecture
  • Table 3-19 Ikanos FxS™-5 CPE Key Features
  • Figure 3-20 Ikanos Maxtane CX95516/CX95524 System Architecture
  • Table 3-21 Ikanos Maxtane™ CX955xx Key Features
  • Figure 3-22 Ikanos Orion™ Plus CX98124-11Z Block Diagram
  • Table 3-23 Ikanos Orion™ Plus CX98124-11Z Key Features
  • Table 3-24 Ikanos Fusiv Vx185/183 Key Features
  • Table 3-25 MediaTek Product Advantages
  • Table 3-26 MediaTek / Ralink Comprehensive Product Portfolio

DSL CHIP Technology

  • Figure 4-1 Broadband Services Typical Speed in Mbps
  • Table 4-2 Ikanos NodeScale Vectoring Product Key Features
  • Table 4-3 Ikanos Quality Video (iQV) technology Key Features

DSL CHIP Company Profiles

  • Table 5-1 Analog Devices Embedded In Electronic Equipment
  • Table 5-2 Analog Devices Industrial And Instrumentation Market Applications
  • Table 5-3 Analog Devices Defense/Aerospace Products
  • Table 5-4 Analog Devices Energy Management Segment Products
  • Table 5-5 Analog Devices Healthcare Segment Innovative Crosspoint Switch Technologies
  • Table 5-6 Analog Devices Green Automotive Segment
  • Table 5-7 Analog Devices Safety Automotive Segment
  • Table 5-8 Analog Devices Comfort Automotive Segment
  • Table 5-9 Analog Devices Consumer Segment Products
  • Table 5-10 Analog Devices Communications Segment Systems
  • Table 5-11 Analog Devices Crosspoint Switches
  • Table 5-12 Broadcom Broadband Communications Solutions
  • Table 5-13 Broadcom Customers and Strategic Relationships
  • Table 5-14 Ikanos Product Lines
  • Table 5-15 Ikanos Works Directly With Various Major Service Providers Figure 5-16 MediaTek Revenue
  • Table 5-17 MediaTek Industry Leadership
  • Figure 5-18 MediaTek Product Portfolio
  • Table 5-19 MediaTek Product Advantages
  • Table 5-20 MediaTek / Ralink Comprehensive Product Portfolio
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