HomePlug® AV (HPAV) is the leading standard and technology used for transferring Internet Protocol (IP) content across existing AC power wires in the home. The main goal of HomePlug® AV 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 HomePlug® AV is straightforward. Simply connect the first HomePlug® AV enabled device to any available AC power outlet and the other HomePlug® AV devices to other AC power outlets and you are good to go. Every AC power outlet becomes a connectivity point which enables the extension of the home AV network to every room in the house.
HomePlug® AV is capable of data rates up to 200 Mbps (payload rates up to 110 Mbps), more than enough for the delivery of rich multimedia content distribution around the home, and it provides ample headroom for future applications. It delivers prioritized and parameterized QoS for better quality of experience results.
Based on the HomePlug® AV v1.1 specification, the fourth-generation CG2210 Chipset is the ideal solution for home AV networking - video, audio, data, and voice - over existing AC power lines.
Our evaluation and development kits enable quickly developing an Ethernet to HomePlug® AV bridge, or easily adding a HomePlug® AV interface to set-top boxes, residential gateways, optical network terminals (ONTs), customer premises equipment (CPE), and CE products.
Each HomePlug® AV chipset is supplemented by an evaluation board, and a development kit that includes documentation, firmware programming, diagnostic tools, and technical support services.
Our HomePlug® AV development tools streamline the HomePlug® AV integration development process. Dozens of public and private resources are also available to help in every stage of the development process. Each HomePlug® AV 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 HomePlug® 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.
|Founded in 2000, the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance is an industry-led initiative with more than 70 member companies that creates specifications and certification logo programs for using the powerlines for reliable home networking and Smart Grid applications.
|IEEE is the world's largest technical professional society, with more than 375,000 members in 160 countries. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, IEEE has developed nearly 900 active industry standards and sponsors more than 850 conferences worldwide.
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