D-Link Selects Broadcom® HomePlug AV Technology for Next Generation Powerline Adapters

Extends Network Coverage to New Level and Enables Consumers to Create a More Powerful and Reliable Home Network, Driving Easy Content Sharing with More Devices

Oct 16, 2012, 03:00 ET from Broadcom Corporation from ,BRCM Broadband

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BBWF --

News Highlights:

  • Broadcom® powered D-Link Powerline Adapters transform power outlets into network connections
  • D-Link products deliver new levels of network performance with advanced design
  • Consumers benefit from plug-and-play home networking solutions with outstanding value

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that D-Link, a global leader in connectivity, is now shipping a new line of Powerline Adapters powered by Broadcom innovation.  Achieving superior network reliability and range with two Ethernet ports for maximum flexibility and convenience, the D-Link DHP-328AV offers consumers a low-hassle, high-value way to stream media, surf the web or connect to multiple devices like media players. Visit www.broadcom.com to learn more.

D-Link selected the Broadcom BCM60321 HomePlug AV Powerline Communications (PLC) system-on-a-chip (SoC) for its higher level of integration and performance. Optimized for the toughest network conditions where electrical interferences are high, the BCM60321 offers improved Internet coverage and more reliable Internet streaming throughout the home. With Broadcom technology, the user experience also improves when using high-bandwidth, delay-sensitive applications like media streaming, videoconferencing, VoIP and online gaming. 

D-Link's DHP-328AV Key Features:

  • Small Size: does not block nearby power outlets.
  • Dual Ethernet Ports: let users connect multiple devices without additional equipment.
  • High Performance with Powerline AV+: enables video streaming, online gaming, browsing, and VoIP on multiple devices anywhere in the house at the same time.
  • Reduced Energy Consumption: green features like low power draw and power saving mode helps to decrease electricity bills.

Broadcom is a sponsor member of the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance, the worldwide organization responsible for establishing standards and testing devices for compliance and interoperability.


Broadcom is shipping the BCM60321 HomePlug AV Powerline Communications PLC SoC.

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Ping Chen, D-Link's Chief Technology Officer

"Consumers are demanding easier ways to distribute media throughout the home while looking for the best price-performance.  Our DHP328/329 Powerline Adapter delivers this while attaining a new level of reliability and coverage."

Greg Fischer, Broadcom's Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access

"Broadcom is excited to work with D-Link to give greater performance and value to their customers.  By extending network coverage throughout the home, users experience an easier way to enjoy Internet and entertainment everywhere."

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments.  With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

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