ABSTRACT: This document provides the Telcordia view of the architecture and design of a residential gateway, with a strong emphasis on structure
and functionality. Gateways solve new problems now being experienced with distributing digital signals within the home, which may
require format translation at the point of entry, as well as blocking ingress of noise generated inside the home. The distribution
problem exists for all access platforms, and the ingress problem exists for Hybrid Fiber Coax, and possibly for the analog overlay
common to most "switched digital video" installations. The gateway also permits smooth integration of signals delivered via several
access technologies, such as coax, fiber, twisted pair, and wireless.