) recently launched a new family of HomePlug AV2 powerline
system-on-chips (SOCs) devices that deliver 1.5 Gigabit data
speed per second for residential gateways and set-top boxes over
existing home electrical wirings.
The new SoCs, named BCM60500 and BCM60333, are fully
interoperable and support Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) -
a technology already in use with 802.11n and 802.11ac Wi-Fi
standard. Both the chips are engineered to work inside powerline
communication (PLC) adapters, routers, or integrated into
end-devices, set-top box, gateway and TV platforms. These new
chips enhance the overall networking experience of the customer.
HomePlug AV2 is the next generation powerline standard that uses
an extended frequency band of up to 86 MHz and provides
significant increases in throughput and coverage
performance. It delivers reliable and faster Internet
speeds and a more effective way of power line communications.
This new technology is well suited to provide the customers
with convenient networking solutions to support Internet video,
online gaming and other residential high throughput-demanding
applications. Broadcom is focused on innovating technologies
related to connectivity, bandwidth and content, which enable it
to capture a sizeable market share.
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Broadcom is well placed in the fast-growing wired and wireless
communications markets, with cutting-edge solutions for a growing
number of connected users, who are demanding more content and
Based in Irvine, CA, Broadcom is engaged in designing and
marketing semiconductor components of network voice, video and
data traffic for various applications. The company continues to
drive innovation and engineering excellence across a broad range
of communication end markets to help its customers enhance device
performance and overall efficiency.
Broadcom currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other stocks that
look promising and are worth a look are
Marvell Technology Group Ltd
Cypress Semiconductor Corp
), each carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).