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8 posts from January 2012

Marvell Expands The G.hn Ecosystem With New Products and Solutions During CES 2012

January 27, 2012 3:01 PM  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Meet (and connect) with John Egan, Manager, Strategic Marketing and Standards at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.  During CES 2012, John gave me a tour of their G.hn-focus in the HomeGrid Forum Booth.

Laniq Expands G.hn Ecosytem; Demonstrates Interoperability

January 22, 2012 5:01 PM  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Lantiq's Director of Business Development, Chano Gomez, has been active member of the G.hn ecosystem with his role at HomeGrid Forum at Lantiq.  Catching up with Chano at CES, he was on hand to not only demonstrate his company's newest technologies for G.hn, but to demonstrate its interoperability with other silicon vendors.

Catching With HomeGrid Forum President & Intel Digital Strategist, Matt Theall at CES 2012

January 16, 2012 2:01 PM  | 1 comments  | 0 TrackBack

At this year's CES, there was something very special about the HomeGrid Forum Booth. It was on the show floor, and not in a closed meeting room.

HomeGrid Forum President & Intel Digital Strategist

Matt Theall, HomeGrid Forum President & Intel Digital Strategist took Everywire.com on a walk through the booth sharing something else that was very new:  a demonstration of interoperablility between four silicon vendors representing a sampling of the growing G.hn ecosystem.


CES 2012 News: Motorola Mobility Adds Momentum to Growing G.hn Adoption

January 10, 2012 3:01 AM in HomeGrid Forum , Motorola Mobility  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack


Today at CES 2012, HomeGrid Forum confirmed that Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) joins its growing membership. Motorola has joined an increasingly diversified range of companies and is expected to take an active role in promoting G.hn technology as a global standard for fast, powerful wireline home networking. 

“Our membership is growing in numbers and also in stature,” said HomeGrid Forum President Matthew Theall. “Motorola is one of many major equipment manufacturers and global players to recognize the potential of G.hn for its customers and we are delighted that they have chosen to step in at this critical point as Certification is being finalized along with silicon ready for deployments.”

Motorola adds a further consumer-oriented dimension to the membership with its focus on end customers, innovative end products and the customer experience. G.hn provides the fastest networking speeds available, supporting Motorola’s vision of providing “constant transparent connectivity designed to make people’s lives easier, more efficient and more connected.” The company is developing a number of major application areas, including multi-screen media management, software applications and services, companion devices and adaptive video streaming, all of which will be enabled by the exceptional speeds and performance that G.hn can achieve over coaxial cable, phone lines, and power lines.

Motorola joins a wide range of global companies that have recognised the potential of G.hn, from chipmakers to service providers, equipment manufacturers and consumer suppliers, leaders of the communications and consumer electronics industries are moving to G.hn to take advantage of its technology strengths, growing success and impact on the market. 
Larry Robinson, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Home Devices, , Motorola Mobility said: “Our aim is to provide a comprehensive range of technologies and to offer the best networking in the home that is available today. G.hn has enormous potential and is moving fast towards Certification, so it makes sense for us to join the organisation that will drive this standard forward and the technology’s success in the market. We look forward to working with our colleagues in the HomeGrid Forum to create a powerful offering for our customers with a range of consumer devices that make best use of G.hn technology.”

Connect with G.hn at CES 2012

January 06, 2012 6:01 PM in CES 2012  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Screen Shot 2012-01-05 at 12.22.45 PMIf you are going to CES 2012, bsure and visit the TechZones area where the G.hn industry standard will be well represented.  Visit the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall 1 and look for HomeGrid Forum.

If you have news you want to share prior to, during, or after CES, be sure to contact me:  alan at weinkrantz dot com.

Tangotec Announces ITU-T G.hn chipset

January 05, 2012 5:01 PM in TangoTec  | 1 comments  | 0 TrackBack



Tangotec Ltd. joins other chip vendors by announcing that it will have a fully compliant ITU-T G.hn chipset family available in 2012. Tangotec's ITU-T G.hn chipset provides up to 1 Gbit/s over a mix of wires, including powerline, coax and telephone. Tangotec will be demonstrating G.hn over all three media at CES 2012.

Here's a link to their meeting room at CES 2012

Here's a link to the G.hn page.

Tangotec's G.hn compliant MAC/PHY & AFE chipset is ideal solution in complete unification of the home wireline network for distributing bandwidth intensive and real-time applications.

"Without a doubt, Tangotec's ITU-T G.hn edge-technology chipset address the home networking challenge with superior cost-performance" said Ran Dror, Tangotec's Chief Executive Officer.

Tangtec's G.hn solution is faster and more reliable than every wired or wireless solution running in consumer households to date, without requiring complicated security & setups. With its high level of performance, Tangotec enables service providers to easily and affordably deliver any IP service they are looking to implement in the coming decade.


Sigma Designs Introduces Advanced Reference Design Featuring Quantenna Wi-Fi Technology

January 04, 2012 7:01 PM in MiMO , MIMO , SigmaDesigns  | 1 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Screen Shot 2012-01-05 at 12.32.55 PMSigma Designs, today announced a unique set-top box (STB) reference design with Quantenna's high performance 802.11n 4x4 MIMO technology that enables Sigma's STB to receive video wirelessly and still meet the strict requirements for quality, robustness and reliability service providers demand.

Best In Class Wireless and Media Processor

The new platform combines Quantenna's industry acclaimed 802.11n QHS710 solution with Sigma's highly integrated 8652 connected media platform technology. This joint design will provide the best-in-class wireless and media processor combination on the market.

WiFi, G.hn, HomePNA, HomePlug AV Solutions

"By adding Quantenna's highly reliable Wi-Fi video delivery to our portfolio, we now can provide our customers with the most complete connectivity solution in the industry," said Thinh Tran, CEO and chairman at Sigma Designs. "The addition of Wi-Fi to our G.hn, HomePNA and HomePlug AV solutions, allows us to offer operator flexibility whether wireless or wireline networking is required."

Quantenna has developed its 4x4 MIMO technology to meet the stringent requirements of highly reliable media-based applications like IPTV and whole-home video distribution. Quantenna's family of Full-11n(TM) chipsets uses the company's cost-optimized, third-generation QHS710 chipset to deliver up to 600 Mbps of bandwidth.

"Our partnership with Sigma is another significant step to accelerate the adoption of our industry leading MIMO technology for whole-home multimedia entertainment," says Dr. Sam Heidari, chief executive officer for Quantenna. "This new reference design with Sigma demonstrates how two industry leaders can bring unparalleled performance and value to OEM partners and service providers for next generation set-top box designs."

The award-winning SMP8652 media processor from Sigma Designs integrates a complete suite of next-generation capabilities for a single-chip SoC solution with powerful multimedia processing, robust content security system, multiple on-chip CPUs, and a full complement of system peripherals. Its combination of on-chip processors and memory controllers provides the needed headroom for the next generation of client middleware and software stacks. At the same time, establishing a minimal memory footprint using a high-speed 32-bit data path enables implementations with small form factors, lower bill of material (BOM) costs, and lower power dissipation.

Sigma Designs at CES 2012

Availability The reference design will be available in the first quarter of 2012 for early access customers. Sigma Designs will be demonstrating, by appointment only, the Quantenna-based reference design at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, N.V. (January 10th - 13th), at the Las Vegas Hilton.


Happy G.hn Year

January 02, 2012 10:01 PM  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Yes, it's 2012, but there's something even bigger happening.Screen Shot 2012-01-02 at 4.38.09 PM

From being an idea, to having the ITU collaborate, to getting to an industry standard and now, with real G.hn product shipping in the new year, it's going to be a good new year indeed.

Hope to see and connect with all of you at CES 2012.  

Reach out to me - alan at weinkrantz dot com this week if you want to schedule time to meet in your booth / meeting room.

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