Multimedia over Coax Alliance

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Multimedia over Coax Alliance, or MoCA, logo

Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) is an industry standard alliance developing technology for the connected home. MoCA technology runs over the existing in-home coaxial cabling, enabling whole-home distribution of high definition video and content.

There are two versions of the specification currently available, MoCA 1.1 and MoCA 2.0.

Products integrating MoCA technology are found in the service provider, custom installer and consumer/retail channels.[1]

Applications:

The Alliance currently has 53 members including pay TV operators, OEMs, CE manufacturers and IC vendors.[2]

Promoters (Board of Directors): Arris, Broadcom, Cisco, Comcast, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Echostar, Entropic Communications, Intel, Verizon.

Contributors: Alcatel-Lucent, ComplexIQ, MStar Semiconductor, Pace, STMicroelectronics, Technicolor, Time Warner Cable, ViXS Systems.

Associates: Actiontec, ADB, CableLabs, Cal Comp, Cogeco, D-Link, Hitron Technologies, Holland Electronics, Huawei, Humax, JDSU, Jebsee, LG, Macom, Marvell, MaxLinear, MultiChoice, NDS, Netgear, NXP, PPC, PDI Communications, Prime, Sagemcom, Samsung, SMC Networks, Spirent, TiVo, Ubee Interactive, Unihan, WITS Corporation, WNC, Zinwell, ZTE, ZyXEL.[2]

History[edit]

MoCA was established in 2004.

MoCA 1.0 was approved in 2006.

MoCA 1.1 was approved in April 2010.

MoCA 2.0 was approved in June 2010.

The Digital Living Network Alliance approved the MoCA technology specification for incorporation into its guidelines in 2009.[3]

MoCA 1.1[edit]

MoCA 1.1 provides 175 Mbit/s net throughputs (275 Mbit/s PHY rate) and operates in the 500 to 1500 MHz frequency range.[4]

The Alliance publishes a list of certified products on their home page.[5]

MoCA 2.0[edit]

MoCA 2.0 supports two performance modes, Basic and Enhanced, with 400 Mbit/s and 800 Mbit/s net throughputs (MAC), using 700 Mbit/s and 1.4 Gbit/s PHY rates, respectively. Turbo Mode yields 1Gbit/s net throughput. Operating frequency range is 500 to 1675 MHz. Packet error rate is 1 packet error in 100 million.[6]

MoCA 2.0 also offers lower power modes of sleep and standby and is backward interoperable with MoCA 1.1.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MoCA Certified Products". MoCA web site. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "MoCA Members". MoCA web site. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "DLNA adds new features to 2009 interoperability guidelines". www.about-electronics.eu. January 14, 2009. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://moca4installers.com/moca_faqs.php
  5. ^ "MoCA Certified Products". MoCA web site. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Introducing MoCA 2.0". MoCA website. June 15, 2010. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "MoCA FAQs". MoCA web site. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 

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