LONDON SPiDCOM Technologies, a fabless chip group focusing on ICs and Linux-based software bundles for broadband access and home networks, is set to unveil its next generation HomePlug AV SoC at CeBIT, in Hannover, which kicks off March 3rd.
Dubbed the SPC300, the part is based on an open, dual core architecture and SPiDCOM (Paris, France) says it is set to become a "landmark in the powerline communication industry."
The chip will conform to the emerging IEEE P1901 powerline communications standards, the company said.
"The SPC300, thanks to its "no-limits" design approach, will change the way product designers implement HomePlug technology by allowing innovative solutions with less complexity and lower cost," said Radomir Jovanovic, president and CEO of SPiDCOM.
Full details of the device will be unveiled at the trade fair, but the company said one 32-bit processor in the SoC is dedicated to the physical layer management and to all the real-time requirements of the technology. This will also enable the SPC300 to adapt to changes in the electrical power lines and to react accordingly in order to keep the highest levels of performance possible.
The second processor is dedicated to customer applications.
SPiDCOM will provide the Linux software and the development tools "so that its partners can customize added-value applications."
The companyís first device, the SPC200 powerline physical layer processor, incorporates digital signal processing, an embedded ARM processor and standard
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