Marvell says powerline technology represents a user-friendly, reliable, way to meet this growing market demand “by offering a ubiquitous broadband solution that optimizes networking over existing power, coaxial cable, phone lines and other wiring. Powerline’s advantages become even more clear and compelling when compared to the alternative of spending time and money wiring a home for Ethernet or deploying a wireless network that cannot provide the transmission speeds necessary for streaming digital video and other multimedia content.”
Gani Jusuf, Vice President of Product Development, Communications and Consumer Business Group of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. says, “With the industry ready to standardize on Powerline technology and consumer demand for new home networking options rising fast, now is the time to drive innovation in this space. Powerline technology makes sense for many reasons, even for consumers who already have existing wired or wireless networks.”
Jusuf says that by enabling any home wall outlet to serve as a broadband network connection that can send and receive data at high speeds, “consumers can extend the capabilities of their existing networks or construct a totally new stand alone network optimized for streaming media. Our newly integrated engineering teams will focus on raising the bar for Powerline’s performance, availability and ease-of-use for consumers everywhere.”
Founded in 1998, DS2 is headquartered in Valencia, Spain. Marvell will continue to sell DS2 products and support existing customers. Additionally, Marvell will develop and integrate DS2 core technology into its existing IP portfolio. For more information, visit http://www.marvell.com.