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October 17, 2012

Broadcom's Powerline Adapters Selected by D-Link

By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor

Broadcom Corporation (News - Alert), a company that provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, recently announced that its Powerline Adapters have been selected by D-Link (News - Alert). The solution from Broadcom will be used with D-Link DHP-328AV which offers consumers a low-hassle, high-value way to stream media, surf the Web or connect to multiple devices like media players.

Broadcom's BCM60321 Powerline Networking (PLC) SoC enables increased in-home network coverage for an easier plug-n-play connected home experience. It's cost-effective and efficient method to connect multiple devices and deliver multimedia content throughout the home.

Ping Chen, D-Link's CTO, said, "Consumers are demanding easier ways to distribute media throughout the home while looking for the best price-performance.  Our DHP328/329 Powerline Adapter delivers this while attaining a new level of reliability and coverage."

The BCM60321 is a 40nm single chip monolithic PLC chipset that is HomePlug AV 1.1 certified and IEEE (News - Alert) 1901 compliant for high speed Powerline Communications. HomePlug AV is a technology standard designed to provide a 200 Mbps class powerline network. Broadcom is a sponsor member of HomePlug (News - Alert) Powerline Alliance, the organization responsible for establishing powerline standards and testing devices for compliance and interoperability.

Greg Fischer, Broadcom's VP and GM, Broadband Carrier Access (News - Alert) commented, "Broadcom is excited to work with D-Link to give greater performance and value to their customers.  By extending network coverage throughout the home, users experience an easier way to enjoy Internet and entertainment everywhere."

In related news, D-Link launched the new D-Link WECB Wireless MoCA bridge and D-Link ECB MoCA bridge for cable operators. Designed to provide wall-to-wall connectivity throughout a home, these new bridges join D-Link's MoCA product family, utilizing unused bandwidth on a home's existing coaxial wiring to deliver fast, reliable Internet speed where it's needed most - for HD streaming and online gaming to streaming multimedia to wireless devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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