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Bel: HomePlug AV PLC Modules for Embedded Networking
Embedded networking module.
Jersey City, NJ — Bel Fuse Inc. has developed two new Powerline Communications (PLC) transceiver modules (PN# 0804-5000-17 and 0804-5000-18) to support HomePlug AV standards. The low-power modules notably integrate Intellon's third-generation

INT6400/INT1400 HomePlug AV chip set, along with the majority of components required for adding HomePlug AV functionality to any embedded consumer electronics or networking product. The devices have a MII (Host and PHY) interface, and easily connect to embedded systems via the standard 1.27mm header to further assist OEMs and designers in achieving best time-to-market and to minimize BOM costs.

Designed to support the development of HD-grade communication bridges both to and from the powerline, Bel's PLC transceiver modules are well suited for the broadest spectrum of embedded HomePlug AV applications including High Definition (HD) and Standard Transmission (SD) video distribution, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and backbone for Wi-Fi, UWB and wireless USB. They are equally appropriate in higher data rate broadband sharing, shared broadband Internet access, audio and video streaming, and file sharing applications.

The small-footprint, SIP modules are available in vertical or horizontal configurations and measure 2.776 x 0.238 x 1.249-in., or 2.776 x 1.142 x 0.293-in., respectively. Their low DC power requirement of 830mA from a single 3.3V supply and are fully compliant with the HomePlug AV standard to reliably deliver up to 200 Mbps PHY rate over powerline wiring. The products use 128-bit AES link encryption with key management to secure powerline communications, and support 1024/256/64/16/8-QAM, QPSK, BPSK and ROBO modulation schemes.

Contact: Bel Fuse Inc.,206 Van Vorst St., Jersey City, NJ 07302 800-235-3873 fax: 201-432-9542 E-mail: Web:

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