Broadcom launches 40nm single chip HomePlug AV and IEEE 1901 powerline device


Broadcom announced the launch of 40nm single chip
monolithic Powerline Communications (PLC) SoC that is HomePlug AV 1.1 certified
and IEEE 1901 compliant.  


Using existing residential electrical wiring to create a
home network, Broadcom’s BCM60321 Powerline Networking SoCenables
increased in-home network coverage for an easier plug-n-play connected home
experience. Broadcom’s BCM60321 is the industry’s first 40nm single chip
monolithic HomePlug AV and IEEE1901 PLC chipset.  Functionality includes:


High Levels of Integration: combining analog and digital
front end with line driver, modem and memory in small 9mm 76 pin QFN style
package for a true single chip PLC solution. HomePlug AV 1.1 and IEEE 1901
compliant: resides on 200Mbs physical layer.


Small Form Factor: entire PLC modem design size of
51mm x 38mm is possible. Low Power Consumption: modems consume less than 2.5
Watts of power when “on” and less than 0.5W on “standby”.
Intelligent Switching: provides repeating, channel bonding, failover and load
balancing for layer-2 in multi-mode home networks and Fully Managed Network
Functionality; supports remote network management and diagnostics for ISP


Broadcom’s BCM60321 is HomePlug AV 1.1 certified and IEEE
1901 compliant for high speed Powerline Communications.  HomePlug AV is a
technology standard designed to provide a 200 Mbps class powerline network.


“Broadcom’s single chip Powerline chipset enhances
our strong and diverse home network and broadband access portfolio.  It
provides our customers with a cost-effective and efficient method to connect
multiple devices and deliver multimedia content throughout the home. By
supporting the key standards and technologies that fuel video and data sharing
throughout the home, Broadcom continues to lead the next connected home
revolution,” said Greg Fischer, VP and GM, Broadband Carrier Access,


Broadcom recently announced
its 40nm HD Cross-Platform Global Digital TV Transport Adapter (DTA)
system-on-a-chip (SoC) product family.  


By converting TV programming from analog to digital,
Broadcom is paving the way for the expanded network capacity that operators
require in order to deliver more interactive HDTV programming and services
around the globe.  


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