Sigma Designs

HomePNA Solutions

Media Connectivity Over Coax or Phone Lines

HomePNA® (HPNA) technology is used for transferring IP content (including broadband data, TV, VOD, multi-room HD DVR recordings, voice over IP, and streaming of HD video, music, and photos) across existing coax cables or phone wires in the home.

Simply connect the first HPNA-enabled device to any available phone jack or coax outlet and other HomePNA devices to other phone jacks or coax outlets, and the network is up and running. Every phone/coax outlet becomes a connectivity point, which enables the extension of the home AV network to every room in the house.

More than 40 service providers globally, including four out of the top five North American telcos deploying IPTV, use Sigma Designs’ HPNA solutions, and over one million homes have HPNA running over coax.

  • Every in-home coax or phone jack can be a home AV network connection
  • Payload rates up to 200 Mbps over coax, 140 Mbps over phone wires
  • Coexists with broadband and narrowband services (xDSL, TV, telephone, etc.) on the same wire
  • Service provider installers can decide on-site whether phone or coax is best for that specific installation
  • Can reach over 750 feet over phone lines before any degradation in bandwidth; can maintain connectivity more than 1,500 feet
  • Number of Endpoints does not affect the total system bandwidth of the network
  • Parameterized and prioritized quality of service (QoS) guarantees the delivery of high priority packets in the presence of best effort data streams
  • Enables TR-069 based remote and local monitoring of the network to check for quality, network speed, network load, noise floor, and other key parameters


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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 HomePNA® solutions to quickly support new features and standards.

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.