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Entropic solutions for India pay-TV market

January 21, 2014

Entropic, an expert in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced the availability of its award-winning c.LINK Broadband Access products for the India Pay-TV market. Entropic will have its Broadband Access products on display at the 22nd Convergence India 2014 Conference, held in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from January 21-23, 2014.

Entropic’s c.LINK technology is comprised of the EN3511 Network Controller (NC) and the EN3530 Client Premise Equipment (CPE), and utilizes the existing in-home/in-building coaxial infrastructure (Ethernet-over-Coax) to provide IP data without the need to add any new wires throughout the home. Additionally, the Entropic Broadband Access solution enables Pay-TV operators in India the ability to distribute and scale their IP-based architectures on an as-needed basis; allowing for a low initial deployment cost and incremental investment only when desired.

“Entropic’s mature Broadband Access solutions answer the need for high-performance, cost-effective access technology for multiple dwelling units in India,” said Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. “Our c.LINK Broadband Access solution is an ideal solution to satisfy bandwidth requirements of India-based Pay-TV operators; delivering scalable connectivity for IP-based services such as IPTV, IP VoD (video on demand), VoIP (voice over IP), and Internet access over the same coaxial network with MSO cable TV services.”

The EN3511/EN3530 solution offers the following key features:

  • Reliability – based on the field proven MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) 1.1 chipset technology, for which Entropic has already shipped more than 50-million MoCA 1.0/1.1 chipsets;
  • Lower Total Systems Cost – achieved through its highly integrated 65nm single-chip SoC and optimized bill of material (BOM);
  • Increased Performance – providing more than 270 Mbps of raw data bandwidth and more than 175 Mbps of application throughput – even when shared among 63 clients in a MDU. Based on Entropic Broadband Access testing, the EN3511/EN3530 EoC solution runs 60-percent faster than the previous c.LINK solution (EN3011/EN3230), as it provides more than 175 Mbps of application throughput as compared to approximately 100Mbps throughput in a 64-node network;
  • System Scalability – achieved by offering High Radio Frequency (RF) architecture that can scale to multiple channels on a single coaxial cable. By operating above the regular CATV signals, and providing frequency agility between 800 MHz and 1500 MHz, additional NCs can be added to support even more clients on the network; and
  • Support for Quality of Service (QoS) Performance Attributes – with high immunity to electrical interference and stringent low latency time-division-multiplexing protocol (TDM).

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