Intellon Releases Second-Generation HomePlug® AV Powerline Communications Chip
- Now Shipping in Production Volumes, the New INT6300
OCALA, FL July 10, 2007 Intellon Corporation, a leading provider of HomePlug-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, broadband over powerline (BPL) and smart grid applications, announced today that it has released the INT6300, the world's first second-generation HomePlug AV powerline communications (PLC) IC. Based on the 200 Mbps-PHY-rate HomePlug AV specification, the INT6300 uses architectural and design improvements to deliver enhanced performance at a lower cost compared to first generation HomePlug AV ICs.
The new architecture and lower process geometry used in the INT6300 reduces the total bill of material cost of Intellon's HomePlug AV solution, enabling OEMs to reach lower consumer-level price points for the retail and service provider markets. In addition to a lower cost solution, the INT6300 offers a faster processor, reconfigured internal bus structure, faster memory bus and a multi-chip module package that includes both a MAC/PHY transceiver and an analog front-end. The INT6300 also offers simple push-button security for retail product applications, so that a personal computer (PC) is not required to secure a home network. The IC has MII (Ethernet) and PCI host interfaces, and does not require external flash memory for boot-from-host applications.
"With the INT6300, consumer electronics products such as a PC, broadband modem, set-top box, personal video recorder or flat-screen display can share robust high-definition video and audio by simply plugging the product into a convenient electrical outlet," said Rick Furtney, president of Intellon Corporation. "Intellon is proud to continue its market leadership in powerline communications by being the first company to introduce a second generation IC based on the HomePlug AV specification."
The INT6300 PLC IC is supported with documentation, field applications engineering, a production test system, configuration software and an updated software development kit that facilitates embedding the INT6300 into residential gateways, routers, set-top boxes, flat-panel TVs, customer-premises equipment, and other consumer electronics products.
The INT6300 is shipping in production volumes now. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (352) 237-7416.
About Intellon Corporation
Intellon is a market leader in powerline communications, providing HomePlug® compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, BPL access, smart grid management and other commercial applications. Intellon created and patented the baseline technology for HomePlug 1.0, and is a major contributor to the baseline technology for the new 200-Mbps HomePlug AV powerline standard. With over ten million HomePlug ICs sold, Intellon is the market share leader in the HomePlug IC market. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida, with offices in San Jose, California and Toronto, Canada. For additional information, visit www.intellon.com.
Intellon and No New Wires are registered trademarks of Intellon Corporation. HomePlug is a registered trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
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