Marvell G.hn chips power Teleconnect POF home network gear

Semiconductor developer Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) says that Germany’s Teleconnect has based the design of its omniPOF plastic optical fiber (POF) home networking modules on Marvell’s G.hn chipset.

Semiconductor developer Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) says that Germany’s Teleconnect has based the design of its omniPOF plastic optical fiber (POF) home networking modules on Marvell’s G.hn chipset.

G.hn is an ITU-T standard for the support of 1-Gbps data rates in home networks via a variety of media. The ITU-T added POF to the G.hn support list in January 2012.

Marvell says Teleconnect's omniPOF protoype modules are based on the chip vendor’s GE-DW360F reference design. The reference design includes the Marvell 88LX3142 G.hn digital baseband processor, the Marvell 88LX2718 G.hn analog front end, and the Marvell 88E1512 Gigabit PHY with a complete TCP/IP protocol stack.

"By incorporating Marvell's G.hn silicon into omniPOF modules, Teleconnect ensures the highest level of performance for delivery of high-bandwidth multimedia content over any physical medium in the home," said Dr.-Ing. Andreas Bluschke, managing director for Teleconnect. "We are very pleased to be partnering with a market leader like Marvell, on delivering innovative solutions that drive the connected lifestyle."

"Marvell is excited to collaborate with Teleconnect, an expert in the field of plastic optical fiber applications. Their omniPOF modules are innovative G.hn-enabled products that showcase the flexibility of our G.hn chipset," said Winston Chen, vice president of the Smart Home Business Unit at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "Teleconnect's product enables consumers and service providers to combine the flexibility and high speed of G.hn technology with the reliability of optical fiber, adding another dimension to our chipset's any wire, anywhere capabilities. With Marvell's G.hn silicon at the core of Teleconnect's modules, they can offer the best performance connectivity over any wire--distributing bandwidth-intensive and real-time applications anywhere in the connected home."

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