SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced its Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA ®) 1.1 silicon has received golden node certification by the MoCA Board of Directors for the Band E frequency, which is a mid-RF band used in DIRECTV homes. Upon today's approval, Entropic's golden node can be leveraged by National Technical Systems (NTS), the MoCA authorized lab, to execute the MoCA certification testing on new MoCA 1.1 Band E devices. Entropic's MoCA 1.1 Band E solution, embedded in Ethernet-to-Coax Adapters (ECAs), will be used to certify MoCA Band E-compliant devices in the frequency range of 475 – 625 MHz. Entropic was a key contributor to MoCA's Specification Working Group and Certification Working Group to help define and test the advanced features of the MoCA 1.1 Band E solution, and is proud to drive the standard forward. "Our MoCA 1.1 Band E golden node further extends our leadership in the MoCA market," said Anton Monk, vice president, Technology, Entropic. "Using our golden node in the official MoCA test-bed at NTS is a testament to our unmatched experience in MoCA, the interoperability with other MoCA connected home devices and our ability to bring products to market across all frequency bands." Entropic's MoCA 1.1 silicon has been golden node certified for Band D frequencies used by cable, telco/IPTV Pay-TV segments since 2008. With the launch of this new Band E certification, copies of Entropic's MoCA golden node can be released to MoCA members interested in serving all three Pay-TV segments, under the "MoCA Test Bed Participation Agreement." About Entropic's MoCA 1.1 Technology Entropic's MoCA 1.1 silicon and software was defined to address the evolving needs of operators for more bandwidth, more device support and reliability with advanced quality of service (QoS). The Entropic MoCA 1.1 solution delivers up to 175 Mbps throughput, 16-node support and parameterized quality of service (PQoS) and offers a shielded, wired connection combined with state of the art packet-level encryption. These components easily and cost-effectively distribute multiple streams of High Definition (HD) quality entertainment throughout the connected home.