Lantiq has introduced a chip family supporting the ITU-T G.hn global standard for next generation wired home networks. The Lantiq XWAY HNX devices provide manufacturers of consumer, computing and smart home electronics with the foundation for in-home networks that can be connected using any combination of phone, power and cable wiring.
Endorsed by the 191 member countries of the ITU in June 2010, the G.hn standard defines technology to provide network connectivity across all common in-home wiring with data rates as high as 1Gbps. As G.hn becomes an integral feature in residential gateways, consumer electronics devices, personal computers and Internet-connected smart home devices, service providers will be able to realize significantly reduced installation and operations costs as a result of plug-and-play network operation and greater device connectivity, the company said.
Lantiq XWAY HNX chips can be used in standalone G.hn node applications or as part of multi-service platforms. The device is provided to customers with a software package that includes pre-integrated drivers for the broad range of Lantiq system-level silicon devices, including Gigabit speed gateway processors, 802.11n WLAN supporting carrier-grade video, DECT/CAT-iq, VoIP and analog voice.