In-home networks can be connected using any combination of phone, power and cable wiring
Lantiq, a supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, has launched a chip family supporting the ITU-T G.hn global standard for next generation wired home networks.
Lantiq XWAY HNX devices provide manufacturers of consumer, computing and smart home electronics with the foundation for in-home networks that can be connected using any combination of phone, power and cable wiring. Lantiq XWAY HNX chips can be used in standalone G.hn node applications or as part of multi-service platforms.
The device is provided to users with a software package that includes pre-integrated drivers for the broad range of Lantiq system-level silicon devices, including Gigabit speed gateway processors, 802.11n WLAN supporting carrier-grade video, DECT/CAT-iq, VoIP and analog voice.
The Lantiq XWAY HNX family has four exclusive-to-Lantiq technologies designed to improve the broadband services model for providers which include Lantiq XWAY STREAM (LXS) designed to provide QoS over Anything and Lantiq XWAY HARMONY (LXH) Spectrum management technology to increase performance of VDSL and G.hn networks.
Lantiq XWAY PROBE (LXP) delivers real-time information about subscribers’ home networks; and Lantiq XWAY PATH FINDER (LXF) provides automatic path selection across the home network, using link quality information to choose the optimal communication.
The Lantiq XWAY HNX 156 and HNX 176 are G.hn Universal Digital Transceiver chips compliant with ITU G.9960, G.9961 and G.9972 and IEEE 802.3. The devices supports all of the media types and the 25, 50 and 100 MHz band plans defined in the G.hn standard.
Each chip architecture includes integrated RISC processor; Gigabit Ethernet PHY, RGMII and Ethernet switch; PCIe interface (master and slave); SPI; I2C; UART; on-board RAM; hardware accelerated MAC & PHY to ensure hostless, wirespeed performance;
It also supports for home networking API and hardware abstraction layer functions for ODMs to build service provider-class products. HNX176 also supports external DRAM, which is needed to support such features as TR-069 service management.
Lantiq CEO Christian Wolff said in Lantiq’s vision for connectivity in the digital home, they see standards-based wire line and wireless technologies working as one single network to provide the best possible quality of service, reach and flexibility throughout a household.