Monday, June 5, 2006

Entropic Releases Latest Coaxial Processor

Entropic Communications introduced a new version of its c.LINK Coaxial Network Processor for home networking of digital entertainment.

The new processor, called the EN2210, features increased performance, ease of use, lower power consumption and reduced implementation cost.

Entropic's solution uses existing coax cabling, found in more than 90 percent of all households in the U.S., for distribution of multiple high definition and standard definition video, digital voice and broadband data.

Entropic said its latest chipset can sustain performance of 270 Mbps. It operates at RF frequencies between 850 to 1500 MHz, allowing coexistence with the frequencies used by wired delivery services. The EN2210 carries key protocols such as IEEE 1394 and Ethernet, the latter making for an easy transition to IP television. c.LINK is essentially IP over coax.

It also has embedded all of the required yet still evolving digital rights management (DRM) formats and protocols.

Entropic's c.LINK is the core technology behind the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA-TM) MAC/PHY 1.0 specification.

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