Entropic Debuts Second-Generation, Single-Chip MoCA 2.0 System Solution

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WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (The Cable Show 2013 – Booth #2807) - Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today its second-generation, single-chip Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) 2.0 system solution, the EN2810. Building upon the maturity and performance of Entropic's first-generation MoCA 2.0 solution, already used in numerous OEM platforms, the EN2810 offers a path to a more economical and lower power solution without any sacrifices in performance. Additionally, by being pin compatible with Entropic's latest MoCA 1.1 chip, the EN2810 provides an easy migration path for OEMs to upgrade their products to MoCA 2.0.

With global Pay-TV service providers moving toward IP video gateway/client architectures in the home, the need has increased for a high-speed, reliable MoCA 2.0 backbone to distribute entertainment services over wired (MoCA) home networks. MoCA 2.0 is an absolute necessity given the impending deployment of 4K TV and the bandwidth requirements associated with Ultra HD content in order to avoid potential network bottlenecks. The EN2810 provides the maximum throughput, critical power management features and enhanced network dependability to meet service providers' stringent Quality of Service (QoS) requirements. Potential applications include IP-Client set-top boxes when paired with Entropic's advanced system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions, gateway devices when partnered with DOCSIS integrated circuits (ICs) and other home networking products such as broadband routers, access points, Ethernet-to-Coax Adapters and WiFi extenders.

Specifically for consumer electronics (CE) OEMs, from game console and TV display makers to home networking equipment providers, Entropic's EN2810 provides an extremely cost-effective MoCA 2.0 IC, built with the latest 28nm process technology. Paving the road with the most mature MoCA solutions, Entropic advances the MoCA market and enables CE OEMs to bring to market the most stable MoCA devices, ready for evaluation today.

"While others are still working toward delivering their first-generation MoCA 2.0 solutions, Entropic's second-generation MoCA 2.0 system demonstrates the Company's technology leadership and commitment to the MoCA market for both discrete and integrated solutions," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Connectivity Products, Entropic. "We continue to build on our MoCA expertise to deliver the fastest connectivity backbone network for whole-home high-definition video and streaming media services—all over existing home coax cables."

Entropic's EN2810 system solution features:

  • A small 13x13 mm single-chip MoCA 2.0 solution, supporting hosted and hostless applications
  • A complete solution with MAC, PHY, analog, RF transceiver and RF front-end functionality
  • Net throughput (MAC) rates of 400+ Mbps over 16 nodes and 500+ Mbps for two-node Turbo mode
  • Full backward interoperability with MoCA 1.1 and 1.0 and pin compatible to Entropic's EN256x and EN258x series of MoCA 1.1 parts for easy upgrade path to 2.0
  • No heat-sink necessary for commercial or industrial temperature applications, resulting in lower bill of material (BOM) costs
  • Low power modes with wake-on-MoCA to address energy conservation initiatives
  • Improved reliability with packet error rates better than 1e-6 and a low latency of 3.5ms
  • Manufactured in the latest 28nm low power process

About Entropic

Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the go. For more information, visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com.

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Forward Looking Statements:

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's MoCA technology, its related prospects and its role in the future of home networking. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition, risks associated with Entropic's dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as Entropic anticipates and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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