Cable Show 2009: Broadcom Stirs MoCA


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Broadcom announced that its home-networking reference design platform for set-top boxes and other devices that integrates Multimedia over Coax Alliance connectivity has received MoCA certification.

The Broadcom MoCA-enabled system-on-a-chip solution allows for "whole-home" media distribution, including multiroom DVR features. The other supplier of MoCA chips is Entropic Communications, one of the founding members of the alliance.

"As one of the most prominent chip vendors in the cable industry and home networking market, Broadcom's certification is a milestone for the MoCA standard," said Charlie Cerino, president of MoCA and Comcast vice president of new media development. "Their ability to integrate MoCA functionality into a single-chip design will accelerate deployment and make great strides toward achieving worldwide adoption of the standard."

Separately, both Motorola and Cisco Systems are showing off set-tops with multiroom DVR features enabled by MoCA at the Cable Show '09 this week.

Broadcom's integrated MoCA system-on-a-chip reference design platform is now sampling to early-access customers. Pricing was not announced.