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Qualcomm Atheros Announces HomePlug AV2 Chip

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:13am
WDD Staff

Qualcomm (Amsterdam) recently announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, has introduced a new HomePlug AV2 product, the QCA7500, to deliver Gigabit-class performance and optimal coverage throughout the home using existing electrical wiring. The QCA7500 is a highly integrated powerline solution optimized for high performance in a small form factor.  Building on Qualcomm Atheros’ powerline leadership in HomePlug AV and HomePlug Green PHY, the QCA7500 has been validated by real-world testing and product deployments to set the bar for true whole home coverage at a lower cost for service providers.


  • Gigabit-class speeds over electrical wiring to ensure high speeds in more locations for whole home IPTV.
  • Over-the-top (OTT) and/or video-on-demand (VOD) video distribution.
  • Doubles the coverage boost over current HomePlug AV products.
  • Serves as a high bandwidth backbone, ideal for extending carrier-grade Wi-Fi connections everywhere in the home.
  • Supports TR069 remote management support, giving service providers the convenient tools to run diagnostics and manage customer accounts remotely.
  • Based on the HomePlug AV2 standard.
  • Interoperable with HomePlug AV and Green PHY products in the segment.
  • Meets global powerline regulatory requirements. 
  • Improved peak data rates.
  • Expanded coverage enabled by MIMO with beamforming and use of additional spectrum to increase application throughput for multiple HD streams and other applications.
  • Power control and power save features manage transmission power and optimize power consumption.

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