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HomePlug

A powerline network that is designed to run Ethernet over the existing electrical system and use AC wall outlets as connecting points. HomePlug provides a non-wireless alternative to stringing network cables to all the rooms in the house. It is very often used with an existing, wired Ethernet network to connect a computer in a distant room without going wireless. All computers and network devices (routers, switches) plug into HomePlug adapters, also known as "HomePlug bridges," that plug into the wall outlet.

HomePlug 1.0 and HomePlug AV
HomePlug 1.0 provides an effective data rate of 8.2 Mbps, while HomePlug AV (HPAV) offers quality of service (QoS) and 150 Mbps for video streaming. Both versions use OFDM modulation and the CSMA/CA access method used in wireless Ethernet (802.11).

HomePlug transmits low-energy signals in the 4.5MHz to 21MHz frequency range, way above the 60Hz and 50Hz of AC power. HomePlug AV uses 2MHz to 28MHz. For more information, visit the HomePlug Powerline Alliance at www.homeplug.com. See powerline network. See also HomePNA.


Extending the Network
This illustration shows powerline technology being used with an existing network to connect a user in a remote location of the building.
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Fully interoperable with more than 100 million field-deployed HomePlug AV and HomePlug Green PHY devices
We expect the success of HomePlug AV to continue, resulting in a 31 percent compounded annual growth rate from 2012 to 2016.
Applications include HomePlug AV Home Networking, EoC (Ethernet over Coax), Access BPL, Smart Grid and Smart Energy.
The reference design is based on the SPC300 "no-limits" HomePlug AV SoC, which received a CES 2010 Innovation Award (Las Vegas, USA, January 2010).
Available at retailers worldwide, HomePlug AV Certified products establish a fast and reliable connection to the Internet and between devices on a home network, and can also be used to extend a Wi-Fi signal to areas in the home that lack adequate wireless connectivity.
Cisco has launched a new Linksys HomePlug AV Powerline solution, which can transform any electrical socket into an internet connection.
of Florida) offer insight into the design choices made in the HomePlug AV specification, one of a suite of standards for broadband powerline communications systems developed by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, and the basis of IEEE's 1901 Standard.
Singapore based provider of broadband and networking accessories, Aztech Technologies Pte Ltd, announced yesterday the Aztech HL110EW 2-port Ethernet HomePlug AV Wireless-N Extender, designed to offer home or small business users the ability to install an additional wireless hotspot at any location in their property that can be reached through the electric wiring.
The HomePlug powerline technology family includes HomePlug AV for broadband applications, HomePlug Green PHY (GP) for smart grid/smart energy applications, and the recent HomePlug AV2 for next-generation broadband speeds.
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.
The Wireless G single solution for existing HomePlug AV networks is available at a retail price of GBP119.
The wide range of home networking solutions now available to the EMEA market includes: -- The PlugLink AV 9660 Ethernet Adapter (PL9660-ETH) HomePlug AV 200 Mbps Ethernet Adapter designed for quick and easy network set-up; -- The PlugLink AV 9164 Digital Power Center (PL9164-4SW), a combination of a surge protected, noise filtered, power strip and a four port Ethernet connection is ideal for office work centers, home gaming stations, and home digital media centers; -- The PlugLink AV 9560 Wireless Adapter (PL9550-WAP), an integrated HomePlug AV 200 Mbps 802.