Marvell, a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced that Blu-Castle has selected Marvell's award-winning and HomeGrid Forum-certified G.hn chipset to power its products for the Connected Home. Blu-Castle, a leading supplier of residential and business telecommunications equipment, joins the growing list of ODM and OEM partners implementing Marvell's G.hn transceiver into their latest digital home products, accelerating global adoption of the extensible, ITU-T standards-based G.hn technology. G.hn enables fast and powerful connectivity, at data rates up to 1 Gbit/s over standard home wiring, including electrical wires, coaxial cables, twisted pair and optical fiber, for the delivery of multimedia HD content to Smart TVs and devices to power the digital lifestyle
Blu-Castle's G.hn-enabled Tower-MVG01f product incorporates Marvell's G.hn module, which includes the MarvellŪ 88LX3142 G.hn digital baseband processor and the Marvell 88LX2718 G.hn analog front end. Currently being trialed in Portugal Telecom, Blu-Castle s MVG01f product is an ITU-T G.hn standard compliant powerline adapter with filtered pass-through socket that can reach transmission speeds of up to 800Mbps. This makes it one of the most effective Powerline solutions for optimizing the performance of today's home entertainment systems such as multi-streaming Ultra-High Definition (UHD) and 3D video, data, as well as music throughout the home network.
"Bandwidth requirements in the home network are still growing dramatically as new technology provides new content, requiring a constant increase in transmission capacity, which makes Home Networking one of the most exciting markets in telecom and consumer electronics industries," said Harold Fitch, CEO of Blu-Castle. "With G.hn standard reaching maturity, we expect to see a growth in the demand of Home Networking devices. Blu-Castle is thrilled to be able to expand its Home Networking portfolio with the new Tower-MVG01f G.hn powerline based on Marvell's 88LX3142."
The Blu-Castle Tower-MVG01f G.hn adapter includes the following key features:
Advanced MIMO 2x2 implementation Best performance in high density Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs) Green economy smart feature that activates power saving mode Full IPv6 compliance End-to-end 128-bit AES encryption using CCMP protocol "Together with our partners, Marvell has been at the forefront of enabling the delivery of multichannel HD content over existing wires throughout the connected home and beyond," said Winston Chen, vice president of the Smart Home Business Unit at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "We are excited to join forces with Blu-Castle on bringing to market cutting-edge home networking devices based on our award-winning G.hn silicon."