Broadcom’s 175 Mbps MoCA-certified
Broadcom gained certification for its reference design for set-tops and other cable products that integrate a new, faster version of the MoCA networking standard.
The MoCA Certification Board granted MoCA 1.1 Certification for the chip vendor’s reference designs, which rely on a technique called packet aggregation to boost networking speeds from about 100 Mbps to up to 175 Mbps.
Additional features that Broadcom offers with its MoCA chips include parameterized quality of service (PQoS) for bandwidth management and the ability to prioritize multiple streams of high-definition (HD) content.
Broadcom said its MoCA 1.1-certified home networking reference design platform also includes an increase in network size from 8 nodes to 16 nodes.
The MoCA certification represents an extra shot of confidence for OEMs looking to incorporate MoCA-based home networking capabilities in customer premises equipment (CPE).