STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor expert serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a supplier of set-top box ICs, has obtained MoCA 1.1 certification for its STi7108M video decoder, enabling HD STBs or DVRs to share content and services easily throughout the home.
The MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) standard for home-entertainment networking uses existing coaxial cables to distribute high-bandwidth content such as streamed HD-video, gaming, broadband Internet access and OTT services to every room in the house. Providing high speed and quality of service (QoS) features for glitch-free streaming, MoCA provides a convenient solution for homes, multi-occupancy dwellings and commercial properties such as hotels. With the strong commitment from US cable and Pay-TV operators, and trials under way with European operators, according to the MoCA organisation, there are large potential markets for MoCA-certified equipment. ST is a Contributor member of MoCA.