Texas Instruments announces Network Support Package (NSP) 3.7

Texas Instruments Inc. logo Designer and supplier of digital signal processors, Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has released Network Support Package (NSP) 3.7, an updated version of its gateway software that allows manufacturers to quickly and easily make enhancements across product lines and grasp faster time-to-market and return on investment.

The latest version of this network stack includes enhanced system performance and throughput, improved Quality of Service (QoS) and policy routing, better Telogy Software for Voice over DSL applications and improved remote management, including support for DSL Forum TR-069.

Apt for TI’s AR7 residential gateway solutions, NSP 3.7 is also designed for quick migration to devices based on TI’s next- generation UR8 architecture.

“TI continues to invest in NSP to enable our customers to maintain a competitive advantage and get to market quickly,” said D’Andre Ladson, product line manager for TI’s Residential Gateway and Embedded Systems business. “NSP 3.7 builds upon previous NSP offerings with improved QoS, comprehensive remote management capabilities and enhanced voice quality.”

Apart from industry standard support of Telnet, Secure Shell (SSH), ClearEoC and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), NSP 3.7 improves on remote management with the addition of DSL Forum TR-069 support. TR-069 defines a mechanism that includes secure auto-configuration of a CPE and also incorporates other CPE management functions into a common framework. NSP 3.7 has the system infrastructure to evolve as TR-069 supplemental definitions continue to be introduced.

The updated gateway software also includes a QoS framework that offers much more than guaranteeing available bandwidth and minimum delays for time-sensitive applications such as video and voice. NSP 3.7 solves the challenges of supporting different QoS markings from different networks by maintaining full control over packets from the time they are received until the time they leave the gateway.

NSP 3.7 leverages Telogy Software to include support for Supplementary Services, 2-port Foreign Exchange Station (FXS) telephony interface support and secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP). It also supports TI’s PIQUA built-in IP quality management technology, offering real-time monitoring of IP services. PIQUA technology enables service providers to proactively assess network quality parameters and dynamically adapt to changing conditions to augment the subscriber experience.