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AT&T's Vernon Reed Share His Insights on G.hn from Digital Home Summit 2011

September 28, 2011 8:09 PM in AT&T , Digital Home Summit 2011 , Vernon Reed  | 2 comments  | 0 TrackBack

During the recent Digital Home Summit, AT&T's Vernon Reed, Lead Member - Technical Staff at AT&T Labs in Austin was one of the keynote speakers.  After his talk, he shared his insights on G.hn with me.  What's interesting to note is one of the driving forces behind G.hn was the desire to move towards a customer self-instal using all three media with a common set of silicon that will enable more self-installation of more devices on the home network.

Marvell Expands The G.hn Ecosystem With New Chipset

September 28, 2011 3:09 AM in Marvell Semiconductor  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

The G.hn ecosystem continues to grow as Marvell today announced its new ITU-T G.hn compliant transceiver chipset, which enables the complete unification of the home wireline network for distributing more content to more screens in more rooms in the home.

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The new G.hn transceiver chipset family is designed to provide optimized home network performance over any wired medium (including powerline, coax and phoneline/twisted pair) in a single chipset, reducing overall cost, complexity of design and time to market (TTM) for system designers. With up to a 1 Gbps wire data rate, we expect the G.hn chipset to be an ideal solution for the wireline distribution of bandwidth-intensive and real-time applications such as HD IPTV, VoIP, gaming, multi-room DVR and beyond.

"Marvell's new G.hn transceiver chipset delivers optimal networking solutions for a broad range of applications in consumer electronics and service provider environments. The flexibility the chipset is designed to bring, in terms of medium choice along with our complete design package approach, enables Marvell customers to quickly adapt the technology to their specific markets and customers," said Gerry Liu, vice president of the Connectivity Business Group at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "The G.hn chipset is a key element of our connected home portfolio, enabling our customers to offer an immersive home network experience in an increasingly crowded market."

The introduction of the G.hn transceiver chipset further expands Marvell's comprehensive connectivity portfolio.

Marvell stands out in offering a complete set of connectivity solutions that enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) to select complete multi-technology design packages to create systems that provide seamless and engaging experiences for consumers. From G.hn to Audio Video Bridging (AVB) enabled switches to multi-path Wi-Fi and traditional Ethernet LAN controllers, Marvell customers can create compelling new services for the market's most popular connected platforms.

Building upon Marvell's time-tested, field-proven firmware for UPA Powerline Communications (PLC), the G.hn firmware takes networks to new levels of performance, while ensuring coexistence with millions of deployed legacy UPA PLC products. Marvell's extensive experience in PLC also enables a fully optimized, easy-to set up solution for use in homes globally as well as extensive in-home manageability for service providers. The reference designs released with the G.hn chipset introduction can be ported directly to manufacturing prototypes, speeding TTM.

"G.hn solutions offer a fast, elegant method for OEMs and service providers to deliver in-home networking of Ethernet-enabled devices," said Heath Lockett, market analyst for IMS Research. "Marvell's new G.hn chipset promises a quality of entertainment experience above and beyond what consumers can achieve over legacy Wi-Fi, and an ease of use which trumps wired legacy connection methods that require the installation of new wires. The G.hn chipset represents Marvell's support of the G.hn standard, which offers the widest range of wireline connectivity options for consumers, and aims to provide a compelling home connectivity solution."

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HomeGrid Forum Announces Latest Steps To A Superfast Home Network Environment at Broadband Forum

September 27, 2011 12:09 AM in Broadband Word Forum  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

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The new home networking specifications G.hn (G.9960, G.9961),G.hnem for Smart Grid and G.hn-mimo (Multiple Input Multiple Output) have been finalized during 2010/2011.

These standards for wired home networking are now rapidly moving towards widescale adoption, thanks in large part to the efforts of the HomeGrid Forum and its members in promoting the standards and creating Conformance & Interoperability Programs, culminating in first certifications by the end of the year.

WHO:   John Egan, acting President of the HomeGrid Forum, will present the dynamic agenda of the Forum to bring G.hn products to market before the end of the year. He will set out the home networking and smart grid landscapes and highlight the dramatic results that can be achieved with G.hn and G.hn-mimo over powerline compared to the alternative technologies on the market.

John will presenting his views on “The Broadband Home Ecosystem” on Day 3 of the Broadband World Forum Conference in Paris on 29th September. 

WHERE:               Broadband World Forum Europe / Paris, 27-29 September 2011

WHEN:                 Thursday 29th September, 17.05-17.25

BRIEFINGS:         The HomeGrid Forum will also be holding face-to-face and telephone briefings throughout the Broadband World Forum event.


G.hn's Ecosystem Continues to Grow As Metanoia Announces New Chipset

September 22, 2011 4:09 PM in Metanoia Communications  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Metanoia Communications has just announced its new G.hn Home Networking chipset targeting consumer home networking and the global carriers’ broadband wire-line market.

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The G.hn chipset is ITU-T G.9960 / G.9961 compliant and supports all wired media in the home (viz. Power Line, Coaxial Cable and Phone Line). It delivers up to 1 Gbps PHY rates for applications such as High Definition IPTV and triple play services (voice, video, and data). In addition, the Metanoia G.hn solution is designed to be interoperable with G.hn chips from other vendors, based on our continuous involvement in the customer supported interoperability testing over the past year and active participation in the development of the G.hn Standard.

Metanoia plans to participate in all the interoperability and certification events conducted by Home Grid Forum and expects to have a certified G.hn chip by the end of 2011. 

“We have received considerable early customer interest for the Metanoia G.hn chipset from several communications equipment manufacturers and large carriers. In keeping with Metanoia’s tradition of delivering superior customer support, we provide evaluation boards, development tools, and a complete software support platform to ensure that the customers can quickly and successfully develop G.hn bridge, G.hn + Wi-Fi router, VDSL2 + Wi-Fi + G.hn Gateway and G.hn power adapter solutions.” said C.T. Wu, CEO of Metanoia Communications Inc. “In addition, the company provides customers with extensive technical support by leveraging our worldwide operations.  Our goal is to quickly and efficiently assist our customers to get their G.hn products to market for various applications.”
In addition to G.hn, Metanoia is also a leading provider of VDSL2 broadband access solutions with several hundred thousand VDSL2 loops shipped worldwide. Metanoia’s VDSL2 solutions offer interoperability with all other VDSL2 chip vendors, while achieving excellent performance and stability in real-world deployments in the field. Today, the company also announced the addition of a new VDSL2 chipset that adds support for G.vector, G.inp and ADSL2+ backwards compatibility to the VDSL2 30a/17a/12a/8x profiles that are supported by our existing chips. Two new reference designs were also announced: a VDSL2 / ADSL2+ USB Dongle and a VDSL2 / ADSL2+ bridge modem, both with the industry’s smallest PCBs and designed to support easy plug-in with existing Wi-Fi AP routers or integration with new Wi-Fi SOC platforms. These reference platforms will provide customers with the key advantages of fast time to market and an optimal cost to performance ratio.    
Metanoia G.hn Chipset Features

Metanoia VDSL2 Chipset Features



Do You Have G.hn Related News for TelcoTV?

September 06, 2011 4:09 PM in TelcoTV 2011  | 1 comments  | 0 TrackBack

If you have G.hn related news you are announcing at TelcoTV, please reach out to me in advance so I can help you with coverage. 

Please reach out to me:  alan at weinkrantz dot com.  I honor embargos:)


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