MaxLinear, Celeno Develop Smart MoCA/Wi-Fi Extender Reference Solution

New MoCA/WiFi reference design lets operators reduce subscriber in-home connectivity issues and improve user experience by using MoCA as the wired backbone to deliver reliable whole-home WiFi coverage.

February 9, 2016

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for cable and satellite broadband communications, the connected home, and for data center, metro, and long-haul fiber networks, and Celeno Communications, a leading provider of high-performance Wi-Fi silicon and software solutions, today announced a jointly developed reference design that combines the best in MoCA and Wi-Fi home network technologies to enable whole home gigabit Wi-Fi.

The reference design is being demonstrated at the CableLabs Winter Conference in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 10-11, 2016.

Traditionally, service providers deployed a single Wi-Fi access point in the home to provide Internet access wirelessly, which can severely limit Wi-Fi speed and coverage around the home. Likewise, service providers also used MoCA to provide whole-home DVR services and enable gateway/client architectures.

The MoCA/Wi-Fi extender reference design unites both of these networks to address the growing need of service providers to ensure whole-home Wi-Fi coverage and capacity for their subscribers. The MaxLinear and Celeno MoCA/Wi-Fi extender utilizes the operator’s existing in-home coax cables as the wired backbone to interconnect supplemental Wi-Fi access points that can be placed throughout the home to improve service.

The reference design provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a turnkey platform so they can rapidly develop their own MoCA to Wi-Fi extenders.

The 4x4 802.11ac dual band, dual concurrent MoCA/Wi-Fi reference design features Celeno’s Quicksilver CL2440 802.11ac Wave 2 4x4 Multi User MIMO Wi-Fi chip and MaxLinear’s low power EN2810 MoCA 2.0 SoC.

MaxLinear Corp.

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