SURFboard® SBG6580 Series Wi-Fi Cable Modem Gateway
Strengthen your broadband leadership — Count on Motorola’s SURFboard DOCSIS®/ EuroDOCSIS 3.0 solutions to help you deliver innovative, ultra-broadband data services and advanced high-bandwidth home networking to your premium customers.
Motorola’s Service Assured DOCSIS® 3.0 Solutions enable you to deliver
increased bandwidth, enhance security, and cost-effectively deploy data
services to your bandwidth-demanding consumers – all while maximizing
current infrastructure investment and lowering capital spend.
Next Generation High-Bandwidth Services and Home
Networking in a Stylish Package
The SBG6580 SURFboard Wi-Fi Cable Modem Gateway enables the delivery of
innovative ultra-broadband data and multimedia services as well as high-bandwidth
home networking. Designed for seamless mobility, Motorola’s SBG6580 is a fully
integrated all-in-one home networking solution that combines the functionality of
a DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, four-port 10/100/1000 Ethernet switch
with advanced firewall, and an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point in a sleek, stylish package
for the sophisticated consumer. It’s the perfect networking solution for the home,
home office, or small business, allowing users to create a custom network to share
a single ultra-broadband connection, files, and networked peripherals using wired or
Wi-Fi connectivity. Cost-effective, efficient, and secure, the SBG6580 enables users
to maximize the potential of their existing resources, while benefiting from next
generation high-bandwidth services.
Increased Data Rates
Utilizing the power of DOCSIS 3.0, the SBG6580 enables channel bonding of up to
8 downstream and 4 upstream channels – which allows an operator to offer their
customers advanced multimedia services, capable of data rates of well over 300
Mbps in DOCSIS and 400 Mbps in EuroDOCSIS in the received (downstream) data
stream and over 100 Mbps in the send (upstream) data stream. The SBG6580’s highspeed services enable operators to:
Protect their installed base of premium high-speed data customers.
Deliver high-bandwidth, multimedia services to residential customers.
Deliver competitive, high-capacity commercial services to their business
The SBG6580 eliminates the need for stand-alone routers, hubs, and access points.
Its four Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports, an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point with
an internal 2 x 2 antenna array and switched on-board radios (2.4 or 5 GHz) enables
users to maximize the high-bandwidth potential of their home or business network.
As part of Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 Ultra-Broadband family of products, the SBG6580
includes an enhanced tuner that supports up to a 1 GHz downstream input allowing
operators to increase the frequency spectrum for deployment of new high-value
services such as bandwidth on-demand, commercial services, interactive gaming
and IPTV to their customers.
SURFboard SBG6580 Series Wi-Fi Cable Modem Gateway
Wi-Fi Access
Easy to setup and use
Plug-and-play installation
Wi-Fi Pairing button for easy Wi-Fi
Protected Setup™ (WPS) Wi-Fi
Supports standard internet browser
Front panel LEDs indicate status and
simplify troubleshooting
User-friendly online diagnostics and
Advanced Services Ready
DOCSIS / EuroDOCSIS 3.0-based
Channel bonding of up to 8
downstream and 4 upstream
channels increasing data rates of well
over 300 Mbps in DOCSIS and 400
Mbps in EuroDOCSIS in the received
(downstream) data stream and over
100 Mbps in the send (upstream) data
One way to avoid the challenges of rewiring or contending with varying wiring in
the home is to eliminate wires altogether. The SBG6580 is equipped with a nextgeneration 802.11n Wi-Fi® access point.
802.11n: 802.11n, the most current superset of the widely used Wi-Fi standard
utilized by consumers in more than 100 million deployed PCs and mobile devices,
is a compelling networking option for operators and consumers. The SBG6580’s
802.11n integrated access point eliminates the need for wires altogether – enabling
users to easily wirelessly network all of their 802.11 b/g/n equipped devices.
Dual Radio Operation: The SBG6580 is configured with radio technology that offers
802.11 b/g at 2.4 GHz and 802.11n at 5 GHz to support maximum LAN flexibility.
Switched radio operation enables the SBG6580 to work with the lowest common
denominator Wi-Fi peripherals, allowing consumers to network previous and nextgeneration computers, gaming consoles, and other peripherals anywhere in the
With Motorola’s SURFboard integrated home networking solutions, service providers
can provide seamless interaction among consumer electronics, mobile handsets,
and PC devices, enabling high-quality media streaming, and supporting efficient
sharing of media within and outside of the connected home. Capable of supporting
converged IP-based entertainment services, the SBG6580 enables the delivery of
advanced whole home entertainment services and a consumer’s personal media
1 GHz capable tuners
Supports IPv4 and IPv6 to expand
network addressing capabilities
Versatile and Convenient
Backwards compatible to 802.11b/g
Backwards compatible to DOCSIS/
EuroDOCSIS 1.x and 2.0
Integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point,
2 x 2 antenna array.
Switched on Board Radios: 2.4 or 5
Four Gigabit Ethernet ports enable
flexible, high-speed connectivity with
Auto Negotiate and Auto MDIX
Compatible with Windows®,
Macintosh®, and Unix® computers
Support for Multicast IP Services
SBG6580 Series Wi-Fi Cable Modem Gateway
More Highlights
Built-In Security
Stylish and space-saving
The SBG6580 is equipped with a number of security features to offer consumers
peace of mind, including:
Compatible with Motorola’s
3D-Reach® Wi-Fi adapters for
easy expansion of the home
local area network
Reliable and Secure
Wi-Fi Security WEP/WPA/WPA2
Advanced firewall with DoS
protection and intrusion
Wi-Fi Wizard for secure PC
client setup
Firewall with DoS protection and intrusion prevention
DHCP, NAT, VPN endpoint, VPN tunneling
Wi-Fi Security WEP/WPA/WPA2 with easy setup wizard
User-friendly, secure mobile pairing
Wi-Fi Wizard removes end-user complexity for secure PC client setup
Push button configuration for WPS compliant clients
User-friendly Installation
Remote configuration and
monitoring from the headend
using SNMP and TFTP
Enhanced security: supports
AES traffic encryption.
Provider Benefits
Flexible pricing options
Greater pricing flexibility
resulting from multi-service
packaging and migration of
customers to higher-revenue /
margin Wi-Fi offerings
Motorola’s integrated SURFboard solutions include stateful firewall protection
and state of the art Wi-Fi network security. They are also shipped with a CD-ROM
including Motorola’s easy-to-use Wi-Fi® installation wizard – an easy to use secure
Wi-Fi network setup and connection tool -- which seamlessly configures a secure
Wi-Fi connection on a user’s machine. When the Wi-Fi wizard is finished, a secure
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encrypted Wi-Fi connection is established to the
gateway, protecting the user’s machine from hacker attacks. Motorola’s enhanced
embedded software facilitates Wi-Fi deployments with high levels of quality,
reliability, and customer satisfaction, with low operational and support costs for the
Service Assurance
Supporting the Wi-Fi home network is a new challenge for the cable industry. As
the leading worldwide provider of DOCSIS products, Motorola is helping ease cable
operators into Wi-Fi delivery. By combining the highest-performing and lowest cost
of ownership modems in the industry, with easy-to-use Wi-Fi installation and pairing
tools as well as advanced remote management features, Motorola is offering an
all-in-one approach to broadband home networking. In addition, Motorola’s fieldproven NBBS Device Management Platform provides the MSO with intelligent
management, auto-provisioning, and remote management features to improve
accuracy, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. These value-adding features enable
remote device administration for improved accuracy and reduced support costs.
Motorola’s NBBS platform is a scalable, carrier-grade software platform that enables
cable operators to remotely access, configure, monitor, and troubleshoot their full
portfolio of consumer devices, home networks, and services.
SURFboard SBG6580 Series Wi-Fi Cable Modem Gateway
Motorola’s SURFboard® Cable and Digital Voice Modems
are helping service providers lower their carbon footprint by
helping them lower energy consumption. Motorola has a global
commitment to be part of the solution to climate change, working
for years to continually improve the environmental profile of
our products, operations and supply chain. We are in step with
our customers and their increasing interest in partnering with a
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environmental and energy efficient standards. The portfolio uses
ENERGY STAR qualified power supplies and its devices and
power supplies are compliant with European Code of Conduct
regulations. In addition, the devices and power supplies are leadfree and RoHS compliant. Finally, all new SURFboard CPE use
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SURFboard SBG6580 Series Wi-Fi Cable Modem Gateway
Modulation QPSK and 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 QAM
Maximum Channel Rate
DOCSIS 131.072 Mbps (4 channels) / 32.768 Mbps (single channel):
@ 128 QAM at 6.4 MHz
EuroDOCSIS 131.072 Mbps (4 channels) / 32.768 Mbps (single channel):
@ 128 QAM at 6.4 MHz
Channel Width 200 kHz, 400 kHz, 800 kHz, 1.6 MHz, 3.2 MHz, 6.4 MHz
Symbol Rates 160, 320, 640, 1280, 2560, 5120 ksym/s
Operating Level Range Level range per channel (Multiple Transmit Channel mode disabled, or only Multiple Transmit Channel Input Power
mode enabled with one North America
105 to 125 VAC, 60 Hz
channel in the TCS)
Outside North America
100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Pmin to +57 dBmV (32 QAM, Environmental
64 QAM)
Operating Temperature
32 °F to 104 °F (0 °C to 40 °C)
Pmin to +58 dBmV (8 QAM, Storage Temperature
–22 °F to 158 °F 16 QAM)
(–30 °C to 70 °C)
Pmin to +61 dBmV (QPSK)
Operating Humidity
5 to 95% R.H. S-CDMA
Pmin to +56 dBmV (all modulations), where:
Pmin = +17 dBmV, 1280 kHz Downstream
modulation rate
Modulation 64 or 256 QAM
Pmin = +20 dBmV, 2560 kHz Downstream Channel Capture Two independent 32 MHz modulation rate
Wideband Tuners
Pmin = +23 dBmV, 5120 kHz Maximum Theoretical modulation rate
Data Rate
Level range per channel (two channels in the TCS)
DOCSIS 343.072 Mbps (8 channels) / TDMA
42.884 (single channel)
Pmin to +54 dBmV (32 QAM, @ 256 QAM at 5.36 Msym/s
64 QAM)
EuroDOCSIS 444.928 Mbps (8 channels) / Pmin to +55 dBmV (8 QAM, 55.616 (single channel)
16 QAM)
@ 256 QAM at 6.952 Msym/s
Pmin to +58 dBmV (QPSK)
Maximum Bandwidth Required
DOCSIS ≤ 48 MHz/2
Pmin to +53 dBmV EuroDOCSIS ≤ 64 MHz/2
(all modulations), where:
Symbol Rate
Pmin = +17 dBmV, 1280 kHz DOCSIS 64 QAM 5.057 Msym/s; 256 modulation rate
QAM 5.361 Msym/s
Pmin = +20 dBmV, 2560 kHz EuroDOCSIS 64 QAM 6.952 Msym/s; 256 modulation rate
QAM 6.952 Msym/s
Pmin = +23 dBmV, 5120 kHz Operating Level Range –15 to 15 dBmV
modulation rate
Bonded Channel RF
Level range per channel (three or four channels in Level Tolerance 10dBmV
the TCS)
Input Impedance
75 Ω (nominal)
Frequency Range DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS 108 Pmin to +51 dBmV (32 QAM, to 1002 MHz (edge to edge),
64 QAM)
Optional 91 to 1002 MHz (edge Pmin to +52 dBmV (8 QAM, 16 to edge)
Frequency Plan
Pmin to +55 dBmV (QPSK)
EuroDOCSIS Annex A
Pmin to +53 dBmV J-DOCSIS Annex B, modified for Japan (all modulations), where:
Pmin = +17 dBmV, 1280 kHz Security DOCSIS 3.0 Security (BPI+, modulation rate
EAE, AES, and SSD)
Pmin = +20 dBmV, 2560 kHz Network Management SNMP v2 & v3
modulation rate
Provisioning Supports IP addressing using Pmin = +23 dBmV, 5120 kHz IPv4 and/or IPv6 (dual stack)
modulation rate
Output Impedance 75 Ω (nominal)
General Specifications
DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0-based (Interoperable with DOCSIS/
EuroDOCSIS 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 )
Cable Interface F-Connector, female 75 Ω
Network Interface
Four Gigbit (10/100/1000) Ethernet ports
Wi-Fi Interface
802.11n Wi-Fi (backwards compatible with 802.11b/g)
6.6 in x 1.9 in x 6.8 in (167 cm x 50 cm x 171.7 cm)
RoHS compliant, FCC, UL listed (U.S. and Canada), Industry Canada, CE, ENERGY STAR qualified, CoC compliant, MEPS Compliant
1 GHz
Wi-Fi Cable
Node Modem Gateway
Upstream (Continued)
Frequency Range Compatibility
DOCSIS 5-42 MHz (edge to edge), EuroDOCSIS and
optional DOCSIS 5 to 65 MHz (edge to edge)
PC: 90496, Pentium, or later; Windows Vista™, 2000, or XP or Linux® with Ethernet connection (older versions of Windows, although not specifically supported, will work with this cable modem)
Macintosh: Power PC or later; OS 9 or higher, Ethernet connection
UNIX: Ethernet connection
Home Networking: Ethernet router or Wi-Fi access point
DHCP, NAT, VPN tunneling; static routing and dynamic IP routing (RIPv1, RIPv2); SPI firewall with DoS protection
and intrusion prevention; port, packet, and URL keyword filtering; full suite of ALGs; UPnP IGD 1.0; L2TPv2
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, WDS bridging, 802.11e WMM admission control, QoS
Power Management
802.11e WMM power save/U-
APSD (Unscheduled-Automatic Power Save Delivery)
802.11i Security
WEP-64/128, WPA-PSK, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES, 802.1x, 802.11i (pre-authentication)
Wi-Fi Pairing
User-friendly Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS) for connection with WPS compatable device
Regulatory Domains
To include US, Canada, ETSI, World
Transmit Power Output
IEEE 802.11b
19 dBm +1/–1.5 dB at all rates in all channels
IEEE 802.11g
16 dBm +1/–1 dB at 54 Mbps in all channels
Receiver Sensitivity
> –90 dBm at 11 Mbps;
> –74 dBm at 54 Mbps
All features, functionality, and other product specifications are
subject to change without notice or obligation.
SBG6580 Series Wi-Fi Cable Modem Gateway
Simple to set up and easy to use—just plug it in and go.
Certain features may not be activated by your service provider, and/or their network settings may limit the feature’s functionality. Additionally, certain features may
require a subscription. Contact your service provider for details. All features, functionality, and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or
obligation. Motorola shall not be liable for, and expressly disclaims, any direct or indirect liabilities, damages, losses, claims, demands, actions, causes of action,
risks, or harms arising from or related to the services provided through this equipment.
SURFboard SBG6580 Series Wi-Fi Cable Modem Gateway
MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. SURFboard is a registered trademark of General Instrument Corporation, a whollyowned subsidiary of Motorola, Inc. Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi Alliance logo are registered marks and Wi-Fi Protected Setup is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Windows is a registered
trademark and Vista is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark
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