- Multimedia over Coax Alliance
Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) is a trade group promoting a standard that uses coaxial cables to connect consumer electronics and home networking devices in homes. It allows both data communication and the transfer of audio and video streams.
MoCA was established in 2004. The MoCA MAC/PHY v1.0 specification was approved in February 2006. MoCA also completed its first certification wave in February 2006, ensuring interoperability between devices.
As of July 2011[update] the alliance had 10 promoters, 8 contributors, and many associate and affiliate members. Members include Actiontec, Advanced Digital Broadcast, Alcatel-Lucent, ARRIS, AT&T, Broadcom, Broadlight, CiscoSA, Comcast, Conexant, Cox Communications, DirecTV, EchoStar, Entropic, Freescale, Infineon, Intel, LG, Linksys, Motorola, Netgear, Pace, Panasonic, Pulse Engineering, Samsung, Sigma Designs SPIRENT Communications, STMicro, Tellabs, Texas Instruments, Time Warner Cable, Westell, Verizon, ViXS Systems and 2Wire.
On October 23, 2007, Entropic Communications announced the first availability of a MoCA 1.1-enabled chipset, scheduled for release in November 2007. Features of the new standard include net data throughput of up to 175 Mbit/s and support for up to 16 devices, two advancements that are important "to accommodate an increasing number of MoCA devices in the home entertainment network of the future".
The alliance publishes a list of certified products.
On June 15, 2010 MoCA 2.0 was ratified. MoCA 2.0 offers two performance modes, Basic and Enhanced, with 400 Mbit/s and 800 Mbit/s net throughputs (MAC), using 700 Mbit/s and 1.4 Gbit/s PHY rates, respectively. For point-to-point WAN applications, performance can be optimized for two node networks with Basic mode delivering 500 Mbit/s net throughput (MAC) and Enhanced mode providing 1 Gbit/s net throughput.
Home networking standards Common name IEEE standard HomePlug IEEE 1901 Wi-Fi 802.11a 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n Common name ITU-T recommendation HomePNA 2.0 G.9951–3 HomePNA 3.0 G.9954 HomePNA 3.1 G.9954 G.hn/HomeGrid G.9960–1 G.hn-mimo G.9963 G.hnta G.9970 G.cx G.9972
- ^ a b "Our Members". MoCA web site. http://www.mocalliance.org/aboutus/ourmembers.php. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
- ^ http://www.adbglobal.com/press/hot-news/archives/news-2007/213-adb-joins-moca
- ^ "DLNA adds new features to 2009 interoperability guidelines". www.about-electronics.eu. January 14, 2009. http://www.about-electronics.eu/2009/01/14/dlna-adds-new-features-to-2009-interoperability-guidelines/. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
- ^ MoCA 1.1 Chipset Release. (mocalliance.org, accessed October 31, 2007)
- ^ http://www.adbglobal.com/products/cable/cable-americas/adb-6880cdmx
- ^ http://www.itvt.com/story/5896/entropic-powered-adb-6882cdmx-becomes-first-moca-11-certified-set-top-box
- ^ "Certified Products". MoCA web site. http://www.mocalliance.org/industry/certified_products.php. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
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