LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consumer Electronics Show -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced three pioneering MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance)-based reference designs to increase the connectivity options within the home.
- MoCA 2.0 Multi-band Adapter (MBA): Entropic unveils the world's first MoCA 2.0 MBA, which offers support for all North American operator networks spanning telco, cable and satellite deployments. By utilizing Entropic's MoCA 2.0 multi-band technology, Entropic empowers consumers to take advantage of their existing whole-home coaxial network to bring reliable connectivity to broadband enabled CE devices such as Smart TVs, over-the-top set-top boxes, game consoles and Blu-ray players, while delivering up to 400Mbps of net throughput. Consumers can either create a new MoCA network or add to an existing MoCA network that's already been installed by their Pay-TV operator. At its CES Meeting Suite, Entropic is interactively demonstrating a single MBA adapter that connects to all North American Pay-TV MoCA bands on the fly.
- Second Generation MoCA 2.0-to-WiFi Adapter: Entropic continues to solve the challenge of ensuring strong WiFi coverage throughout the home by introducing its second generation MoCA-to-WiFi Adapter. The enhanced design addresses whole-home data coverage using MoCA as the backbone and branching off using WiFi to mobile devices. It combines Entropic's MoCA 2.0 technology (EN2710/EN1410) with a 3x3 11n WiFi solution to enable service providers the ability to deliver more than 100Mbps of 11n throughput, while still serving up High-Definition IP video over the in-home MoCA network. This reference design uses the powerful MoCA 2.0 network backbone to minimize service provider service calls associated with spotty whole-home WiFi service, which is critically important as more content is being streamed to tablet and smartphone devices.
- First Generation MoCA 1.1 USB: In order to offer more flexible options in a streamlined approach, Entropic has developed a USB bus-powered MoCA adapter. This device can easily offer a MoCA port to an Ethernet ready consumer electronics device or set-top-box already deployed in a consumer home without requiring an additional power adapter. After installation, the MoCA backbone can be leveraged for smooth HD video from over-the-top services or multi-room DVR solutions.