Entropic announced small low power MoCA 2.0 (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) USB power and data adapter reference design. Entropic says its latest MoCA 2.0 adapter reference design is the first-ever solution to combine the most advanced MoCA 2.0 technology available on the market with feature-rich functionality in a thumb drive form factor. With a size of less than 3 square inches support both power and data over the same USB port.
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 EN28xx-series chips are pin compatible with existing EN256x and EN258x MoCA 1.1 solutions to design a single-board for both MoCA 1.1 and MoCA 2.0 products. The new MoCA 2.0 USB bus-powered adapter reference design is available now.
Entropic also collaborated with Qualcomm Atheros in launching a reference design for wireless and coax home networking. The ref design uses Entropic's EN2810, single chip second generation Multimedia Over Coax (MoCA) 2.0-based silicon and software with Qualcomm VIVE dual-band, dual concurrent 802.11ac plus 802.11n Wi-Fi chips (Qualcomm Atheros' QCA9563 2.4GHz 802.11N system-on-chip (SoC) and QCA9882, a 5GHz 802.11ac radio) for delivering MoCA-to-Wi-Fi extender products.
MoCA is used by service providers worldwide to enable multi-room DVR and video gateway to IP client set-top box architectures.
Echo, powered by Entropic's MoCA silicon, uses existing in-home coax wiring as a network backbone to eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones and provide more consistent bandwidth for Ultra High-Definition (HD) media, low latency online and cloud gaming, over-the-top (OTT) / Internet content and wireless entertainment anywhere in the home.