August 10, 2009 -- Broadcom Corp. has announced that its home networking reference design platform for set-top box (STB) and broadband access products, featuring integrated Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) connectivity, has received MoCA 1.1 Certification from the MoCA Certification Board.
The integration of MoCA 1.1 connectivity into Broadcom system-on-chip (SOC) solutions enables Broadcom to offer net throughput of 175Mbps using packet aggregation, which is a significant increase over MoCA's previously stated performance metric of 100Mbps (with unmatched coax outlet coverage). Additional features include parameterized quality of service (PQoS) for bandwidth management and the ability to prioritize multiple streams of high definition (HD) content. Broadcom's MoCA 1.1 certified home networking reference design platform also includes an increase in network size from 8 nodes to 16 nodes.
As digital content usage increases in the home, consumers expect it to be available on any television, and at any time. MoCA connectivity allows service providers to utilize their existing in-home coaxial infrastructure, enabling media devices to take advantage of these new applications throughout the home. The MoCA specification developed by the alliance has been adopted by most of the leading U.S. service providers as the preferred in-home networking technology.
By implementing the Broadcom MoCA 1.1 reference design platform for STB and media gateway designs, service providers can offer whole-home digital media distribution services that let subscribers securely access, store and share multiple types of digital media content including HDTV programs, video-on-demand, recordings from digital video recorders, Internet content, video, music, photos and voice over Internet protocol. Broadcom's MoCA Certification within its MoCA reference design platform will help the specification's adoption and will proliferate into a variety of next generation solutions.
"Service providers are always looking for better methods of bandwidth management for premium services and content, especially with the expanding network of technologies incorporating the MoCA standard," said Rob Gelphman, Chair, Marketing Work Group, Multimedia over Coax Alliance. "As one of the most prominent chip vendors in the cable industry and home networking market, Broadcom's 1.1 certification is yet another milestone for the MoCA standard, as its commitment will help accelerate deployment of the standard as we make great strides towards achieving worldwide adoption."
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