Intel® AnyWAN™ SoC GRX350 Series for Broadband Home Gateways and Routers

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The Intel® AnyWAN™ SoC GRX350 Series is suited for mid-range home gateways and routers and provides the same peripheral interfaces to enable the reuse of existing software across a wide range of applications. This allows equipment and service providers to extend the value of their infrastructure investments and more smoothly upgrade existing designs.

A multicore network processing unit (NPU) subsystem, combined with hardware acceleration and the integration of all standard features into a single device make the Intel® AnyWAN SoC GRX350 Series a powerful and compact gateway-on-a-chip solution. Various architecture features help improve quality of service and allow for the integration of hardware-based virtualization.1

Target Applications

  • Wi-Fi 6 AX3000 gateways and routers
  • VDSL2/35b single and bonded gateways
  • Ethernet router (retail routers only)
  • LTE gateway
  • gateway
  • GPON and fiber gateways
  • Smart home gateway

Key Interfaces

  • 5x Gigabit Ethernet, including auto-MDIX PHYs
  • Up to 2x RGMII Gigabit interface
  • 8/16-bit DDR3
  • Serial flash/8-bit NAND flash memory
  • 3x PCI Express* 2.0 lanes
  • 2x USB 3.0/2.0 host
  • Support for two Foreign Exchange Station (FXS) ports
  • Dedicated DECT/CAT-iq/DECT Ultra Low Energy (ULE) interface
  • TDM/PCM interface
  • Enhanced GPIOs

Key Features

  • NPU with four processor cores featuring six CPUs for maximum performance, flexibility, and security
  • NPU subsystem with L2-cache, system-wide coherence manager, and on-chip trace unit
  • NPU speeds up to 2220 MHz
  • Integrated security for secure code execution, boot, and access control
  • Enhanced packet acceleration with a combination of hardware acceleration and flexible, programmable multilevel processing engine.
  • The GRX350 Series supports more than four million packets per second (exceeding 2 Gbps routing for smallest packet size) at 0% CPU load
  • Hardware accelerated, carrier-grade quality of service (QoS) solution with programmable queues, schedulers, and shapers operating both upstream and downstream to any interface on the chip
  • Integrated non-blocking 7-port Gigabit Ethernet switch with wire speed switching and 8 Gbps interface to the NPU core, featuring unique queue-based back-pressure algorithm
  • Hardware acceleration for VPN/IPsec, TLS, storage, etc.
  • Integrated DECT/CAT-iq with simultaneous operation of DECT ULE
  • Support for VoIP
  • Hardware-enforced security allows different operating systems to run on different cores

WLAN Features

  • Speeds of up to 2.5Gbps TCP CDB
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 with 160MHz, QAM 1024, TWT, BSS coloring, and spatial reuse, with capability to support DL/UL OFDMA
  • MCS 10 & 11
  • Band steering
  • Support for 3rd party mesh infrastructure
  • WPA3 including Suite-B, OWE, and EasyConnect
  • Intel® Direct Connect Accelerator for full CPU offloading with Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV600 Series

WAN Interfaces
The GRX350 Series can interface to the following:

  • Gigabit Ethernet WAN
  • ADSL2+/VDSL2/35b
  • VDSL2/35b bonding

LAN Interfaces
The GRX350 Series can interface to the following:

  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 6 2.4 GHz
  • Wi-Fi 6 5.0 GHz
  • DECT/CAT-iq
  • USB 2.0/3.0
  • SATA*
  • NFC
  • Ability to interface to various PAN radio technologies

Intel® Development Kits for AX3000 Routers and Gateways

Intel offers kits to accelerate the development of home routers, gateways, and extenders. Optimized at the system level for easier, faster, and more cost-effective development, the kits offer flexibility for OEMs to customize a solution for their unique requirements. The Intel® Development Kit for Home Gateways EASY350-AX3000 is designed for 2+2 Wi-Fi 6 routers and gateways and integrates the Intel® AnyWAN SoC GRX350 and the Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV654. The Intel® Development Kit for Home Gateways EASY350-AX3000 is designed to deliver high performance wireless connectivity for AX3000 entry VDSL2/35b gateways. With the Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV600 Series, these development kits offers support for Gigabit Wi-Fi, provide the ability to connect up to 256 clients simultaneously with reduced latency, and incorporate advanced Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) technology features including 160MHz and capability for both downlink and uplink OFDMA. The chipsets also deliver exceptional throughput for both small and large packet sizes while running at over 250,000 Packets Per Second (PPS). In addition, wireless traffic is fully of loaded with zero CPU utilization, freeing up the CPU performance for advanced services.

Tool Package:

  • Reference board
  • Reference casing
  • Cables and power supply
  • Schematics and layout, BOM
  • Ready-to-use software image
  • Calibration tools

Technical Specifications:

  • 4 Gigabit LAN connections, 1 Gigabit WAN connection, and a 2.5 Gbps SFP connector
  • WAN Ethernet aggregation for greater than 1 Gbps WAN speeds
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • Intel® Universal Gateway Software (Intel® UGW Software) supporting routing, security, and enhanced QoS features
  • Aligned to latest FCC and ETSI standards, including CoC
  • Supports up to 128 clients and 16 Virtual SSID's per band
  • Support for multiple client modes (WDS, L2NAT)
  • Planned support for Wi-Fi EasyMesh* technology
  • Supporting advanced tunneling modes via HW acceleration: MAP-E, DSlite, PPTP, L2TP, 6to4, 6rd.



Product Name

Sales Codes


Intel® AnyWAN™ SoC

GRX350 Series GRX350A3BC160


Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV654

WAV65 4 A1M C




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