SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today announced that its PCnet-Home single-chip controller, has received European CE certification, the first first Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA) product to do so, the company claimed.
This certification allows AMD's customers to market their HomePNA products using the PCnet-Home or HomePHY devices in 19 European countries.
The PCnet-Home controller allows users to link multiple PCs together over standard telephone wiring without impacting telephone services The HomePHY device provides HomePNA physical layer connectivity for set-top boxes, home gateways, Internet appliances, and many other applications. Both devices are shipping in volume since. AMD helped form the alliance last year (see June 24, 1998, story).
"Achieving European CE certification is another significant milestone for AMD's home phoneline networking solutions," said Laila Razouk, vice president of the Network Products Division at AMD. "We are extremely pleased with the acceptance of the PCnet-Home controller and HomePHY physical layer device and the amount of global industry activity surrounding HomePNA networking solutions. The certification will create a major new marketplace for home phoneline networking," Razouk said.
The European CE certification consists of tests on two-wire telephony equipment, for electromagnetic compatibility, and safety. A product must pass all three teste to be come certified.
AMD's HomePNA products certified for use in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K.