Broadcom's intelligent multi-PHY switches present a highly flexible and scalable solution for distributing high definition video, audio and pictures everywhere within the home, with performance up to 1Gbps, and without the need for new wiring. Broadcom's intelligent multi-PHY switches are fully implemented in a single chip requiring no external RAM and minimal support circuitry. The devices support multiple interfaces including: 200Mbps HomePlug AV/IEEE 1901 over powerline; 1Gbps Mediaxtream over powerline, phoneline, or coaxial cable; GMII and MII or dual MII for seamless integration in consumer products and WiFi + Powerline implementations. They create an "Invisible Home Network" which can provide entertainment quality digital content everywhere in the home. This network requires no new wires, no configuration software, and no knowledge of networking technology to install or manage. It provides the performance, robustness and reliability service providers require and the simplicity consumers demand.
These Collaborative Projects
have been financed by the AVANZA R&D Initiative performed by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce and co-financed by the European Union Regional Development Fund.