NETGEAR® Selects Broadcom's HomePlug AV Technology

Delivers Standardized, Interoperable Powerline Adapters for Retail and Operator Deployment

News Highlights

-- HPAV1.1 certification ensures standardization and interoperability with all existing HPAV devices

-- NETGEAR testing of Broadcom's technology certifies reliability and performance

Jan 07, 2013, 08:05 ET from Broadcom Corporation from ,BRCM Broadband

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 2013 CES International -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its HomePlug AV (HPAV) Powerline Communications (PLC) solution has been selected by NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. Now shipping, NETGEAR's new line of 200Mbps Powerline Adapters are powered by Broadcom's BCM60321 HPAV PLC system-on-a-chip (SoC).  Learn how Broadcom innovation is enabling the Connected Life at home, at work, and on-the-go at Broadcom@CES.

"Consumers are looking for simple, affordable ways to extend the home network for reliable multimedia streaming to any power outlet throughout the home," said Fred Guiot, NETGEAR Senior Product Line Manager, Consumer Products. "The NETGEAR XAV1201, XAV1301, XAV1401, and XAV1601 Powerline Adapters, powered by the BCM60321, deliver performance advancements that make streaming entertainment an exhilarating experience."

Following testing for performance, interoperability, quality and reliability that extends beyond the HPAV certification criteria, NETGEAR has launched the XAV1201, XAV1301, XAV1401, and XAV1601 powerline adapters for both the retail and service provider markets based on the Broadcom BCM60321 SoC solution. These Powerline Adapters extend Internet access to any electrical outlet with a convenient miniature design for desktop PCs, gaming consoles, smart TVs and set-top boxes, giving service providers a means to bring new innovations to their subscribers.

Key Features for NETGEAR's Powerline Adapter:

  • Extends network:  Expands Internet access throughout the home to any electrical outlet.
  • High-speed connections: Physical layer speeds up to 200Mbps enable multi-node applications throughout the home including IPTV, high speed Internet, over the top video distribution and multiplayer gaming.
  • Compact design: Convenient small design blends in nicely with any surroundings.

"Through rigorous testing by NETGEAR, Broadcom has again validated its BCM60321 HomePlug AV Powerline Communications SoC as fully interoperable with all Qualcomm HPAV firmware since FW release 3.1, covering all HPAV1.1 devices in the field," said Greg Fischer, Broadcom's Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access.  "We are committed to delivering fully interoperable, standards-based products that allow our customers to have the price/performance they need to be successful."

HomePlug® AV 1.1 is certified and IEEE 1901 compliant for high speed Powerline Communications. 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 currently shipping the BCM60321 HomePlug AV PLC SoC.

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