Thursday, January 6, 2011

Entropic and Cavium Team on MOCA 2.0

Entropic Communications and Cavium Networks announced an Ethernet to Coax Bridge (ECB) reference design that utilizes the latest MoCA 2.0 solution from Entropic Communications and Cavium's ECONA CNS3xxx energy efficient ARM based network processor.

Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution consists of a 40nm baseband MAC/PHY SoC along with an RF transceiver plus analog front-end IC that provides 400 Mbps of aggregate net MAC throughput over 16 nodes and 500 Mbps of net MAC throughput for two node Turbo mode — with full backward interoperability to MoCA 1.1 devices. Cavium's ECONA CNS3xxx family of ARM-based, energy efficient processors offer multi-core processors, a rich set of integrated hardware accelerators and a range of I/Os for glueless voice, video and data connectivity. Sophisticated power management techniques enable super low-power operation, starting at less than 1 watt.