HomeGrid first G.hn silicon certification
December 6, 2012
The HomeGrid Forum has revealed that the Marvell silicon chipset comprised of the 88LX3142 digital baseband processor and the 88LX2718 baseband analogue front-end, achieved the first G.hn Certification awarded under HomeGrid’s Compliance & Interoperability program.
The next step is system testing and certification for those systems with certified silicon. The first Systems Plugfest occurs 17-21 December at TRaC Global’s headquarters in Hull, United Kingdom. All companies with G.hn working system designs are eligible to attend.
Tom Starr, Chair of ITU-T’s Study Group 15, Working Party 1 and chairman of the Broadband Forum, said, “There has been a lot of preparation to arrive at this step, and it is a very significant leap forward. It will ensure that all G.hn products will be compliant and interoperable from Day One – an important consideration for both Service Providers and ultimately for end users. The Broadband Forum is proud to have collaborated with HomeGrid on developing the system-level interoperability test plan.” The Broadband Forum is a global organisation that develops testing, management and architectural specifications for the broadband industry.