DS2’s new DE21P for comms applications

May 21, 2016

DS2, supplier of high-speed powerline communications technology, has announced a new compact reference design, the DE21P module for embedded powerline communications applications for home networking and IPTV applications.

DE21P enables product differentiation and can be used for widely different products including set top boxes, home gateways, remote speaker systems, IP cameras, or personal computers.

DS2’s DE21P Embedded Powerline modem reference design is for use with Aitana, DS2’s 200Mbps chipset solution for high speed multimedia home networking, consumer electronics and service provider IPTV applications.

DS2’s 200Mbps solution is already in use with many service providers including British Telecom, Portugal Telecom, and Telefonica in commercial self-install IPTV services and is available for multimedia home networking applications from manufacturers that include Buffalo, D-Link, Conceptronic, Corinex Communications, Logitec and Netgear.

The reference resign allows full connectivity through optimised module pin out including:

– MII for high speed applications like Ethernet to powerline adapter

– UART interface allows for integration of service data

– TDM / I2S for use in native audio applications

– Flexible power supply for integration with single, dual or triple supply

– GPIO features One button security set-up that removes the need for PC configuration, and multi-colour powerline link status indicator.

The DE21P reference design provides for production of powerline enabled devices.

It is the basis of a complete development solution including evaluation board with full connectivity and an application programming environment that allows for development of custom applications.

The DE21P Embedded Powerline Modem allows a full plug-and-play networking experience.

The embedded web page in each Aitana chipset provides a simplified configuration of home networking devices, while the new processing capabilities include on-chip support for native TR-069 client software in the powerline modem to provide a standard solution for service providers to manage their customers’ home networks.

The DE21P has managed queues with multiple priority levels and strict bandwidth and latency guarantees.

It supports the full mix of different types of service like Data, VoIP, IPTV or Video on Demand on the same network, and each DE21P node ensures that each traffic stream is allocated its required network resources.


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