Sigma Designs Solutions

Next Generation Media Connectivity technology is ITU-T Recommendations defining the next generation home AV network standard for distribution of Internet Protocol (IP) content across existing AC power lines, coax cables and phone lines. provides higher performance and better coverage using existing wiring for services including broadband data, HD programs, video-on-demand (VOD), whole-home HD digital video recordings (DVR), voice over IP (VoIP), and streaming of HD video, music, and photos.

With this universal standard, any power outlet, coaxial outlet or phone jack can establish a connection point on the same mesh network. delivers the ultimate in performance, including support for multi-room Ultra HD, with the highest level of interconnectivity among devices in the home. is simple and easy to install, making it an ideal choice for consumers and service providers.

Sigma Designs is a leading advocate of, and is active in working groups. Our chipsets support HomePNA and coexist with HomePlug AV. Every service provider who uses will have a smooth and seamless migration from these legacy deployments to the next generation

  • Optimized for IPTV and Multicast systems
  • PHY rate up to 1 Gbps per medium, up to 3Gbps aggregated over all media
  • Self-installation by consumers and service providers reduces cost and complexity
  • Guaranteed reliable whole-home coverage
  • High scalability – supports largest number of devices, highest number of simultaneous video streams, best for multiple 4K video streams

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Supported Standards

Industry Associations

Sigma Designs is an active member in the following standards organizations and industry associations to enable our solutions to quickly support new features and standards.

The HomeGrid Forum and the Broadband Forum collaborate to deliver the market with a complete compliance and interoperability testing program for products using technology. This program includes validation of products, their conformance and interoperability.

broadband_forum.png The Broadband Forum is the central organization driving broadband wireline solutions and empowering converged packet networks worldwide to better meet the needs of vendors, service providers, and their customers. We develop multi-service broadband packet networking specifications addressing interoperability, architecture, and management.
home_grid_forum.png HomeGrid Forum is a global, non-profit trade group promoting the International Telecommunication Union’s standardization efforts for next-generation home networking. HomeGrid promotes adoption of through technical and marketing efforts, addresses certification and interoperability of products, and cooperates with complementary industry alliances.
itu.png The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has played a key role in building today’s vast interconnected infocommunication networks spanning telephone, radio, television, satellite systems, mobile, and wireless communications and Internet technologies.
dlna.png Members of Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) share a vision of an interoperable network of personal computers (PC), consumer electronics (CE), mobile devices, and service providers in and beyond the home, enabling a seamless environment for sharing and growing new digital media and content services.


HomeGrid Forum Members including Nadav Katsir, Sigma Designs Vice President discuss Technology and its benefits.

4K: Coming Soon to a Home Near You?

Walk through a store featuring home electronics, and you will see 4K TV (also known as Ultra-High Definition or UHD) everywhere. The trend is definitely moving toward larger screen size (60” and up) in the home, and from a consumer electronics point of view, it would seem that the conversion from 1080 to 4K is complete. However, as with previous transitions in TV technology, the move to widespread 4K content availability will take time.

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