Analog Devices’ EaglePLUS ADSL2/2plus customer premises equipment (CPE) chipset is claimed by its maker to be the first commercially available chipset compliant with the ITU ADSL2/2plus standards.
Compliancy with the ITU standard ADSL2plus (G.992.5), means that the chipset can support a downstream bandwidth up to 24 Mbit/sec, resulting in significant downstream data rate increases on shorter phone lines.
The chipset can also interoperate with legacy equipment, so that carriers will be able to upgrade without having to “forklift-upgrade” existing equipment, allowing for a gradual transition to advanced services.
EaglePLUS also incorporates the benefits of Reach-Extended ADSL2 (RE-ADSL2), which was approved by the ITU in October 2003 (ADSL2 Annex L). RE-ADSL2 uses new power spectral density (PSD) masks that significantly increase ADSL’s reach by up to 40%.
Customers with phone lines longer than 18,000 feet have often been considered out of reach of an ADSL connection, so offering services to these customers by extending the reach of DSL is an effective way for carriers to expand their customer base.