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HomePlug rolls AV2 spec for broadband speed

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:AV2 specification? Ethernet? WiFi? broadband networking?

The HomePlug Powerline Alliance has released the HomePlug AV2 specification, enabling significant performance and coverage for broadband networking over powerline wires while remaining fully interoperable with existing HomePlug AV/IEEE 1901 compliant products.

HomePlug's digital entertainment technology provides high-quality networking over existing wiring within the home to any device with an Ethernet port or even to extend the range of a WiFi router. The HomePlug AV2 specification is based on more than a decade of real-world experience and extensive field tests conducted by the alliance's AV Technical Working Group validating in-home coverage and performance across five countries with wide variances in home construction. HomePlug AV2 technology supports gigabit-class broadband speeds, making it well suited for Internet video, multiroom IPTV, online gaming, HD audio and other high demand networking uses, particularly when using multiple HD devices simultaneously.

Key features include a Gigabit-class PHY Rate (physical interface rate), support for MIMO PHY (multiple-input and multiple-output), whole home coverage with inherent repeater functionality and interoperability with HomePlug AV and HomePlug Green PHY devices. The new standard also has several power modes: active, standby and idle.

- Julien Happich
??EE Times

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