1394 Trade Association Introduces First Global Standard for Networking Entertainment Devices Over Coaxial Cable | eHomeUpgrade
The 1394 Trade Association today announced the adoption of the first global standard for networking digital content over coaxial cables using Ultra Wideband (UWB) communications. The new 1394 Over Coax standard is designed to enable the industry’s fastest whole-home network in a multi-supplier ecosystem featuring protected high-definition and multimedia content.
The 1394 Trade Association’s “no new wires” home networking standard provides for data rates up to 800 Megabits per second, enabling a high-speed multimedia home network that can work with all 1394 and IP-enabled devices over coax wiring. The MAC/PHY layers specified in the new standard are available now in a new chipset from Pulse~LINK using its CWave® UWB technology. CWave features guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) and data rate performance never before achieved over existing in-home coax cabling.