LONDON Gigle Semiconductor (Barcelona, Spain and Edinburgh, Scotland) has revealed that its GGL541 home-networking chip drives the Gigabit Powerline Networking Adapters being launched by network router specialist Belkin.
The Gigle GGL541 IC and mediaxtream technology is said to offer HD entertainment network through a home's powerline networking infrastructure at up to theoretical physical data rates of 1Gbit/s.
The dual-channel IC is targeted at HomePlugAV and mediaxtream data transfers. It can maintain high data rates even under noisy conditions, in any frequency band available to mediaxtream from 1-MHz up to 2.5-GHz.
On-chip intelligence either aggregates the channels for higher performance, or uses them to form a self-configuring xtendnet mesh network that re-times and re-generates signals, and incrementally enhances whole-house network performance, coverage, stability and reliability as new adapters are added to the network.
The Belkin Gigabit Powerline Networking Adapters will cost $149.99 in the U.S. and will be available in Europe during August.
"Belkin is one of the leading innovators in the emerging entertainment-grade HD home networking space, and we are pleased to have collaborated with them on a very exciting product for online HD movies, gaming and other exciting multi-stream video networking applications," said Juan Carlos Riveiro, President and CEO of Gigle Semiconductor.
Powerline products allows users to plug one end of the Adapter into an available wall outlet and the other end to any device with an available Ethernet port, such as a gaming console, set-top box, or computer.
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