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Entropic ships 500,000th chipset

Thu, 03/02/2006 - 6:36am
CED staff

Less than three months after announcing its 100,000th chip shipment, Entropic Communications Inc. said it has now shipped the 500,000th unit of its c.LINK-270 chipset. 

Entropic produces the c.LINK chip for a variety of consumer broadband electronics gear, including set-top boxes, digital video recorders, broadband home routers and media gateways, to enable whole-home networking over existing coaxial cable infrastructure. Its two-chipset design consists of an RF coax interface chip and a baseband controller with an integrated media access controller (MAC). It began production shipments in December 2004.

Entropic also is a member of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance, an organization that has developed technology designed to distribute content over existing home coax at a theoretical 270 Mbps. 

"Home networking of digital entertainment using existing coaxial cabling is quickly becoming a de facto standard," said Patrick Henry, president and CEO of Entropic, in a release. "Shipping more than [a] half-million c.LINK chipsets in little more than a year is a clear indication of the necessity for home networking technology which can meet and exceed digital entertainment providers' broadband expectations."

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