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.
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.