MaxLinear Joins MoCA Board of Directors

MaxLinear Acquired MoCA Chipmaker Entropic Last Month
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MaxLinear has joined the board of directors of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), moving up from an Associate level membership that the company has held since 2011.

MaxLinear was eligible to assume the seat on the MoCA board as a result of its acquisition of Entropic Communications late last month. Entropic was a pioneer in MoCA-powered silicon and products.

“MaxLinear’s enthusiasm and commitment will greatly contribute to the success of the Alliance. We are delighted to have them join the Board and look forward to their insights and involvement” said Charles Cerino, president of MoCA, in a statement.

“We intend to take a very active role in MoCA,” added Dr. Kishore Seendripu, CEO of MaxLinear. “We have long supported the value MoCA technology brings to the connected home.”

MoCA technology is being used in a variety of whole-home DVRs, set-tops, broadband gateways, and Ethernet-to-coax bridge devices. As an upgrade of MoCA 1.1, the 2.0 version is designed to support usable throughputs of more than 400 Mbps in “Basic” mode and 500 Mbps in a “Turbo” point-to-point setting when connected devices are operating in the baseline mode and utilizing a single channel. MoCA 2.0 also supports an “Enhanced” mode that uses channel bonding to produce throughputs of between 800 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

Last month, MoCA said all new product certifications during the first quarter of 2015 were for devices of the 2.0 variety.

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