HomePNA® (HPNA) is the marketing name for ITU-T Recommendation G.9954, and is the leading standard and technology used for transferring Internet Protocol (IP) content across existing coax cables or phone wires in the home. The main goal of HomePNA® is to enable consumers to access, store, and share a wide variety of content around the home without having to install new wiring. This includes broadband data, HD programs, video-on-demand (VOD), multi-room HD DVR recordings, voice over IP (VoIP), and streaming of HD video, music, and photos.
The concept behind HomePNA® is straightforward. Simply connect the first HomePNA® enabled device to any available phone jack or coax outlet and the other HomePNA® devices to other phone jacks or coax outlets and you are good to go. Every phone jack or every coax outlet becomes a connectivity point which enables the extension of the home AV network to every room in the house.
HomePNA® is capable of data rates up to 320 Mbps (payload rates up to 200 Mbps), more than enough for the delivery of rich multimedia content distribution around the home, and it provides ample headroom for future applications. It can coexist with broadband and narrowband services (xDSL, TV, telephone, etc.) on the same wire, and delivers prioritized and parameterized QoS for better quality of experience results.
The third-generation CG3210 Chipset is the ideal solution for implementing HomePNA® v3.1 home AV networking - video, audio, data, and voice - over existing in-home phone wires or coax cables.
The CG3310M is a single-chip HomePNA® solution for MDU Endpoints, supporting high data rates, multi-band operation, advanced synchronous MAC, and best of breed QoS.
The CG3210M Chipset is a version of the CG3210 Chipset that is optimized for MDU applications, including high data rates, multi-band operation, advanced synchronous MAC, and best of breed QoS.
Our evaluation and development kits enable quickly developing an Ethernet to HomePNA® bridge, or easily adding a HomePNA® interface to set-top boxes, residential gateways, optical network terminals (ONTs), customer premises equipment (CPE), and CE products.
Each HomePNA® chipset is supplemented by an evaluation board, and a development kit that includes documentation, firmware programming, diagnostic tools, and technical support services.
Our HomePNA® development tools streamline the HomePNA® integration development process. Dozens of public and private resources are also available to help in every stage of the development process. Each HomePNA® chipset is supplemented by an evaluation board, and a development kit that includes documentation, firmware programming, diagnostic tools, and technical support services.
Software Development Kits (SDKs) include:
Sigma Designs is an active member in the following standards organizations and industry associations to enable our HomePNA® solutions to quickly support new features and standards.
|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.
|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.
|HomePNA® is an incorporated, non-profit association of industry-leading companies working together to create, promote, and certify multimedia home networking technology that operates over existing coax cables and phone wires.
|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.
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