Qualcomm Atheros intros TDMA software and Ethernet-over-Coax return-path solution for STBs

Telecom Lead America: Qualcomm Atheros, a networking
and connectivity subsidiary of Qualcomm, has introduced the optimized new time division
multiple access (TDMA) software for Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) applications and
Qualcomm Atheros’ EoC solution, the QCA6411 chipset.


Software for Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) applications and
QCA6411 chipset together provide comprehensive, end-to-end broadband access
solutions for Chinese multi-system operators (MSOs).


“CATV is an important channel to Qualcomm Atheros.
This comprehensive solution launched today is tailor-made for Chinaand
will help local CATV operators provide more interactive content and value-added
services with better performance to end users,” said Dr. Jason Zheng,
senior vice president and general manager, infrastructure business unit,
Qualcomm Atheros.


The QCA6411 chipset provides an EoC-based solution for
return-path in two-way set-top boxes (STBs) for cable television (CATV).


Developed for HomePlug AV and P1901-based EoC solutions,
the optimized TDMA software offers new features that are critical to operators,
including support for end-to-end network management and bandwidth allocation.


“We are working with Qualcomm Atheros and employing
the QCA6411 in our STB platforms. By leveraging the centralized management
platform of Huawei passive optical networking (PON) and EoC, we can deliver an
IEEE 1901-based return-path solution for video-on-demand services.,” said
Mr. Yufa Han, vice president of access network products, Huawei


The new software provides an upgrade path for current
HomePlug AV and IEEE 1901-based EoC solutions to ensure carrier-grade
capability to support many services such as Internet Protocol television (IPTV)
and Voice-over-IP (VoIP).


The company said that its QCA6411 chipset is a
cost-effective solution for STB return-path applications and replaces the
current narrowband return-path solutions in two-way set-top boxes with a
cost-effective HomePlug AV/IEEE 1901-based EoC solution.


Recently, Qualcomm Atheros, launched its 802.11ac Wi-Fi products that expands performance and
coverage to enable HD video-grade connectivity across crowded networks.


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