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Gigle Semiconductor unveils new system-on-chip circuits

Gigle Semiconductor unveils new system-on-chip circuits

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Gigle Semiconductor, the leading developer of "any wire" multimedia home networking solutions, today announced that its GGL541 and GGL301 system-on-chip integrated circuits have been certified HomePlug(R) AV-compliant by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance.
The availability of alternative sources of supply that deliver entertainment-grade performance and reliability is expected to further accelerate the adoption of HomePlug(R) AV, and provide consumer and IT product companies with the confidence to embed devices in a broad range of products.
"The ability to reliably deliver high-definition content to any location in the home is the holy grail of home entertainment networking," said Juan Carlos Riveiro, president and CEO of Gigle. "Combining the proven capability of HomePlug(R) AV on powerline with Gigle's mediaxtream(TM) 1Gbps technology on any wire provides consumers with vastly more robust coverage and higher data throughput than any other solution available today."
Gigle's system-on-chip family comprises two devices which are interoperable with other certified HomePlug(R) AV integrated circuits. The GGL541 dual-channel integrated circuit combines HomePlug(R) AV on powerline with a second channel delivering Gigle's mediaxtream(TM) 1Gbps technology simultaneously on powerline, coaxial cable or phone line. The two channels form a self-configuring mesh network that increases network coverage and reliability. The GGL301 is a pure HomePlug(R) AV device.
Unlike alternative two- or three-device chipsets, both of Gigle's devices are fully integrated single chip solutions that combine the analog front end, digital signal processing and memory on a single die. This optimizes system product cost and makes it easier to embed Gigle*s devices inside consumer electronics and IT products.
While other home networking technologies make use of only one medium - powerline, coaxial cable or phoneline - Gigle's flagship device, the GGL541, can operate on two media simultaneously.