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HD-PLC Press Release "Panasonic's Embedded Powerline Communication Technology for Home Appliances Ready for Licensing"

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HD-PLC Press Release

Nov 28, 2012
Panasonic System Networks Corporation

Panasonic's Embedded Powerline Communication Technology for Home Appliances Ready for Licensing

Panasonic System Networks Corporation today announced that it will start licensing from January 2013 its newly-developed, broadband high-speed powerline communication (HD-PLC) technology that is designed to be incorporated into home appliances and suitable for smart house applications. Called HD-PLC*1 Inside, the new technology expands options for HD-PLC technologies, including HD-PLC IEEE 1901*2 Complete which is fully compliant with the IEEE 1901 standard.

The new HD-PLC Inside technology enables to reduce the size of an HD-PLC chip up to about one third of the size of existing HD-PLC IEEE 1901 Complete LSI. HD-PLC Inside also allows for minimizing the microcontroller's communication function and the size of an external memory, helping to lower the total cost of the embedded system. In addition, power consumption can also be reduced up to about one-third of that of an IEEE 1901 compliant HD-PLC 240Mbps class LSI.


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