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Entropic ships more than 50M MoCA chipsets

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 8:15am
Mike Robuck

Entropic Communications is riding the wave of MoCA-based home networking rollouts to the tune of more than 50 million MoCA 1.0 and 1.1 chipsets shipped over the past four years.

Multimedia over Coax Alliance uses the existing coaxial cable in a home, which has made it a perfect fit for whole-home DVR services by cable operators.

Entropic's list of cable operator customers for its MoCA chipsets and software offerings include Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Insight Communications and Bright House Networks. Verizon and DirecTV also use MoCA-based chipsets from Entropic.

All told, Entropic and MoCA currently serve more than 70 percent of the United States market, and both are starting to make inroads abroad.

"Demand for connected home entertainment is driving what we believe will be a multi-year growth cycle for the consumer electronics industry, and our MoCA solutions are paramount in this advancement," said Patrick Henry, president and CEO of Entropic Communications. "Entropic is focused on further advancing MoCA solutions to give consumers the best experience for video, voice and Internet services and the ultimate control over how, when and where they enjoy their home entertainment."

Earlier this year, Entropic announced its latest MoCA offering, MoCA 2.0, an end-to-end platform with MAC, PHY, analog, RF transceiver and RF front-end functionality. It provides 400 Mbps of application throughput in its basic configuration and is scalable to support 500 Mbps Turbo mode and 800 Mbps/1 Gbps in channel-bonded modes. These capabilities deliver more than twice the speeds of existing MoCA offerings. MoCA 2.0 is currently sampling, and Entropic said it expects to see products with MoCA 2.0 next year.

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