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Jeff Baumgartner
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Jeff Baumgartner
8/31/2009
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3:50 PM -- Docsis Certification Wave 68 turned out to be a light one at CableLabs , with Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) the only vendor coming through with newly stamped gear. (Moto may have been the only vendor in the wave. CableLabs stopped listing who was in for testing before Cert Waves got underway many moons ago.)

According to the latest data from the Louisville, Colo.-based R&D house, CableLabs granted Docsis 2.0 certification to a standalone Moto modem called the SBG941, and Docsis 2.0 and PacketCable 1.5 certification to an embedded multimedia terminal adapter (EMTA, or voice modem) to the SBV5122.

The sole new product to get the coveted Docsis 3.0 stamp in the wave was the SBV6120, an EMTA that, we're told, has been deployed by some MSOs in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. According to Moto documents, it adheres to the minimum channel bonding configuration (four downstream and four upstream channels) required by the D3 specs.

Still, no new news on the cable modem termination system (CMTS) front. Casa Systems Inc. remains the only supplier to win qualification for network devices that can handle upstream channel bonding. However, Japan Cablenet Ltd. has launched upstream channel bonding using a CMTS from Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS). (See Japan Cablenet Swims Upstream .)

Here's an updated look at products that have obtained D3 certified/qualified status:

Table 1: Docsis 3.0-Certified Modems and E-MTAs

Vendor Product Silicon partner Cert wave approved
Arris Touchstone 702G Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter TI 58, 59*, 63**, 67****
Arris WBM750A TI 59, 63**, 67****
Cisco DPC3000 TI 58, 63**, 65***
Cisco DPQ3202 TI 60, 63**
Cisco DPC3010 Broadcom 65
Hitron BRG-35503 TI 61, 63**
Motorola SB6120 TI 58, 63**, 67****
Motorola SBV6220 TI 58, 59*, 63**
Motorola SBV6120 TI 68
Netgear CMD31T TI 60, 63**,65***
Netgear CVD31XT TI 64
Orient Telecom ORT3100 TI 64
SerComm Corp. FM301T TI 63
SMC SMCD3CM TI 58, 63**,65***
SMC SMCD3G-BIZ TI 64, 67****
Thomson DCM475 Broadcom 65
Thomson DHG575 Broadcom 65
Ubee Interactive U10C035 TI 58, 63**, 65***
Ubee Interactive DDW3600 TI 67
Ubee Interactive DDM3500 Broadcom 65
*Device re-certified for Docsis 3.0 and obtained initial PacketCable 1.5 certification in Wave 59.
**Device re-certified for Docsis 3.0 in Wave 63.
***Device re-certified for Docsis 3.0 in Wave 65.
****Device re-certified for Docsis 3.0 in Wave 67.
Source: CableLabs, the companies, and Cable Digital News research.




Table 2: Docsis 3.0-Qualified Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTSs)
Vendor Product Wave qualified Highest level of 3.0 qualification achieved*
Arris C4 CMTS 56 Bronze
Casa Systems C2200 CMTS** 58 Full
Casa Systems C3200 CMTS 58 Full
Casa Systems C10200 64 Full
Cisco uBR10012 56 Bronze
Motorola BSR64000 58 Bronze
* CableLabs currently uses a tiered CMTS qualification system, awarding "Bronze," "Silver," and "Full" designations based on the product's supported features.
** Casa's C2200 CMTS won Silver qualification in Wave 56.
Source: The companies, CableLabs, and Cable Digital News research.




— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

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