Broadcom Corporation, a provider of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its home networking reference design platform for set-top box (STB) and broadband access products has received Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) 1.1 certification from the MoCA Certification Board.

The integration of MoCA 1.1 connectivity into Broadcom’s system-on-a-chip (SoC) enables Broadcom to offer net throughput of 175 Mbps using packet aggregation, which is a significant increase over MoCA’s previously stated performance metric of 100 Mbps. Additional features include parameterized quality of service for bandwidth management and the ability to prioritize multiple streams of high definition (HD) content. Broadcom’s MoCA 1.1 certified home networking reference design platform also includes an increase in network size from 8 nodes to 16 nodes.

MoCA connectivity allows service providers to utilize their existing in-home coaxial infrastructure. As consumer electronics makers offer Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) products, those devices can connect and exchange digital content throughout the home utilizing MoCA, Ethernet or Wi-Fi networks.

(For more on MoCA, click here).

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