HomeGrid Forum has welcomed the announcement by Sigma Designs that it has become the second company awarded Certification for its G.hn silicon. Its CG5200 chip passed the rigorous HomeGrid testing necessary to be Certified under the HomeGrid Compliance and Interoperability (C&I) program. The testing was completed at the end of May 2013 at HomeGrid’s accredited test house, TRaC Global. The HomeGrid Board of Directors has duly awarded silicon Certification to Sigma Designs.
Certified G.hn silicon is now available from two sources, offering choice for both system companies and service providers; Marvell’s 88LX3142 digital baseband processor and 88LX2718 baseband analog front-end G.hn chipset was certified in November 2012. Several other silicon companies are finalising preparations to have their chipsets undergo certification testing, so more announcements are expected soon.
These two certified silicon sources confirm G.hn as a rapidly maturing technology, with silicon-level interoperability well established. This provides choice for system designers, adding to the strength of a robust and competitive emerging G.hn market.