LON HD-PLC Approved as New High-Speed Power Line Standard by ANSI/CTA

San Jose, Calif., – October 7, 2019 – MegaChips Corporation, a global semiconductor company specializing in ASICs and Application-Specific Standard Products (ASSPs), today announced that the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® has approved ANSI/CTA 709.8 LON HD-PLC (High Definition Power Line Communication) as a new standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

LON HD-PLC enables a new generation of smart systems. The protocol provides a broadband media channel for high-speed control networking based on the IEEE 1901, ITU-T G.9905 and ANSI/CTA 709.1 series of standards. Operating over the 2MHz to 28MHz range, LON HD-PLC employs an innovative multi-hop technology to reliably achieve data rates in excess of 10Mbps over several kilometers of cabling (AC/DC powerlines, twisted-pair, coax, or any unpowered wires such as legacy telephone wires).

In 2017, LonMark International adopted HD-PLC as the new standard for high-speed wireline networks. HD-PLC’s unique combination of high-speed performance, long-range communication, support for IP networking, and crypto-strong security makes it well suited for modern industrial control networks. With HD-PLC, system integrators are able to deploy modern smart systems in retrofit environments without replacing existing cabling or installing costly new gateways.

This technology fundamentally changes the economics of smart building and smart city projects. “Over the last few years,” commented Masahiro Konishi, General Manager of the Networking Infrastructure Division at MegaChips, “Our customers have successfully deployed HD-PLC for advanced metering infrastructure, smart street lighting, and a broad range of industrial control networks around the world. It’s a proven, standards-based solution that meets the demand for fast, long range, and robust communication with low install costs. The approval of LON HD-PLC by ANSI/CTA will accelerate the adoption of this innovative technology in consumer applications, and beyond.”

MegaChips released the world’s first fully compliant HD-PLC SoC with multi-hop technology in 2016. The MegaChips BlueChip HD-PLC SoC (MLKHN1501) combines a state-of-the-art AFE with baseband, PHY, MAC layers and SDRAM into a compact package to deliver fast, bidirectional, IP-based communication over any wire. BlueChip SoCs are in stock and available now for development into your next-generation design. They can also be purchased as fully tested modules from Gesytec GmbH.

Learn More

Download the HD-PLC whitepaper, view data sheets, and order evaluation kits at: http://www.megachips.com/HD-PLC.

About MegaChips Technology America Corporation (“MegaChips America”) 

MegaChips America is a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips Corporation headquartered in Osaka, Japan. MegaChips provides Integrated Circuits (ICs) and System on Chips (SoCs) that are essential for the advancement of Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs). Leveraging decades of technology excellence, partnerships and acquisitions, MegaChips is shaping the next wave of the digital revolution with innovations in the Internet of Things, Displays, Mobility, Sensor Fusion and Wearable devices.
For more information, contact the company at 408-570-0555, or visit MegaChips Home Page.