Entropic unveils MoCA 2.0 USB Bus-powered adapter

Wednesday 7 January 2015 | 15:24 CET | News

Entropic, a provider of semiconductor products for the connected home, announced a new MoCA 2.0 (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) USB power and data adapter reference design.

The company's latest MoCA 2.0 adapter reference design is described as the first-ever platform to combine the most advanced MoCA 2.0 technology available on the market with feature-rich functionality in a thumb drive form factor. In addition to its extremely small size (less than 3 square inches), the new reference design supports both power and data over the same USB port.

Entropic's latest generation of MoCA 2.0 products were designed for low power applications, ensured to meet USB power consumption limits while supporting unconstrained MoCA data throughput over the same USB port. The design exceeds the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements for connected consumer electronics (CE) devices and ensures a stable method for delivering high bandwidth HD or 4K/Ultra HD video coming to the TV.

The MoCA 2.0 standard delivers net throughput rates of 400+ Mbps over 16 devices/nodes and 500+ Mbps when in turbo mode.

The MoCA 2.0 USB bus-powered reference design uses Entropic's EN2800 family of discrete MoCA chip, the company's second-generation, single-chip MoCA 2.0 system platform. In addition, OEMs can leverage the EN28xx-series pin compatibility with existing EN256x and EN258x MoCA 1.1 products to design a single-board for both MoCA 1.1 and MoCA 2.0 products, which ultimately lowers development costs and enables a common bill of the material (BOM) to be used over multiple products and segments.

The new MoCA 2.0 USB bus-powered adapter reference design is available and will be demonstrated at CES 2015 in Entropic's Meeting Suite at The Wynn Las Vegas, Alsace Ballroom, from January 6 – January 9, 2015.

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