D-Link Selects Broadcom's HomePlug® AV2 Technology for New AV2 2000 High Speed Powerline Adapter

First HPAV2 MIMO-certified Device Extends Home Networks over Existing Power Lines

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CES International 2015 -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its BCM60500 HomePlug AV2 (HPAV2) MIMO chip is the technology behind D-Link's new PowerLine AV2 2000 Gigabit Starter Kit for home networks. Broadcom's powerline technology at the chip level allows D-Link to deliver a significant increase in throughput and coverage performance for a variety of home connectivity devices. Visit Broadcom's 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) site to learn more at www.connectingeverything.com.

D-Link's PowerLine AV2 2000 Gigabit Starter Kit is the world's first consumer home networking solution to receive AV2 MIMO certification, delivering up to two to three times faster performance. Using existing electrical wiring, the complete plug-and-play kit provides high speed networking with better coverage and higher reliability. This improved experience is achieved by using all three wires (line, neutral and ground) in a typical electrical outlet to simultaneously send more data over different paths, providing an ideal scenario for activities such as gaming and 4K video streaming.

"Our new plug-and-play PowerLine AV2 2000 Gigabit Starter Kit helps consumers create a fast and reliable home network with Gigabit speeds, delivering more reliable HDTV, streaming and online gaming experiences in the home," said Daniel Kelley, D-Link Systems, Inc. Vice President of Marketing. "By leveraging Broadcom innovation at the chip level, we can deliver the high bandwidth connected home experience consumers desire."

"Our HomePlug AV2 carrier-class devices enable simultaneous multi-room HDTV distribution, low-latency real-time online 3D gaming and whole-home Internet coverage," said Greg Fischer, Broadcom Senior Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access. "Based on our cutting-edge technology, leading integrators such as D-Link can quickly build and deploy high-performance, cost-effective solutions that combine the very latest technology and features."

Broadcom's HomePlug AV2 technology integrates new physical layer features to provide a significant increase in throughput, noise resiliency and coverage performance, including the complete HPAV2 spectrum from 2 to 86 MHz and more efficient notching for radio signals.

Key Features of Broadcom's HomePlug AV2 Technology

Interoperable with all prior generation HomePlug AV devices
The BCM60500 is HomePlug AV2 Certified
Unprecedented integration minimizes overall design costs
PCIe interface and embedded application CPU for low-cost Powerline Wi-Fi Range Extenders
Meets regulatory power requirements including EuP Lot 6 and the CENELEC 50561-1 standard

Broadcom's BCM60500 HomePlug AV2 device is currently available. D-Link's AV2 2000 Gigabit Starter Kit will be available for sale in retail and consumer outlets in North America in February 2015.

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