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STMicroelectronics Home-Networking Reference Design Receives MoCA 2.0 Interoperability Certificate

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announces that its STiC2BB+STiC2PAhome-networking reference designhas received the MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) 2.0 interoperability certificate.

ST’sMoCA 2.0-certified solution delivers the highest standard in homenetworking, boosting speed, power efficiency, and capacity for a multi-room HD and Ultra-HD experience.

ST’s highly integrated and very-low-power home-networking productcan enable a multitude of MoCA 2.0-capable devices, stimulating the consumption of rich multimedia content within the whole home. The certified solution is available and has already been selected by several leading equipment manufacturers.

“In the dynamic and competitive Consumer industry, ST continues to be a leadingprovider of solutions based onthe MoCAtechnologies. The MoCA 2.0 certification confirms ST’s strong expertise in the home-networking space and itscommitment to being a referencepartner for Multiple Service Operators (MSOs) in openingnew business opportunities,”said Thomas Meyer, Headless Product Line Manager, Consumer Product Division, STMicroelectronics.

The STiC2BB+STiC2PAreference development boards and Host software are available now, enabling rapid design of MoCA 2.0-based prototypes and products.

The MoCA 2.0 Standard

The MoCA 2.0 standard supports throughput of 400Mbps in single-channel Baseline performance mode, with a Turbo mode that increases throughput to over 500Mbps. ST’s solution provides full support for these modes, including the addition of bonding that supports 800 Mbps throughput in an Enhanced mode and 1Gbps throughput in Turbo mode. With the support of a packet loss rate lower than 1x10-8 and with the possible latency reaching 2.4msec on average for low latency flows, MoCA 2.0 also improves both video delivery and gaming experience, simultaneously.

In addition, enhanced power management in the STiC2BB introduces a reduced-power standby mode with wake-on-MoCA capability for fast response. Per MoCA2.0 standard specifications, there are also a minimum-power sleep mode and a network-level standby mode that reduces power for all nodes.

The ST MoCA 2.0 Interoperability certificate can be accessed at www.mocalliance.org/products/index.htm

About STMicroelectronics

ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

In 2014, the Company’s net revenues were $7.40 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.

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