Microsemi's Delivers High Performance HomePlug AV2 Class GH Line Drivers for Powerline Communications Applications

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 21, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today introduced  its high performance power line communications (PLC) HomePlug AV2 Class GH line drivers, which are targeted at applications including residential gateways, set-top boxes, Wi-Fi extenders and PLC adapters. The two-channel Le87402 and single-channel Le87401 drivers are based on Microsemi's proprietary high-speed, high voltage bipolar process technology, which enables significant performance and cost savings over currently used technologies. The industry-leading drivers have been integrated with Broadcom's BCM60500 and BCM60333 powerline communication chipset reference designs.

"Integrating Microsemi's highly reliable line drivers with our new high performance extended band HomePlug AV2 single platform reference designs will allow our customers to quickly and cost-effectively capitalize on the rollout of next-generation PLC deployments," said John Gloekler, Broadcom's director of Marketing, Broadband Communications.

HomePlug AV2 enables gigabit-class speeds over electrical wiring while remaining fully interoperable with HomePlug AV and Green PHY technologies. HomePlug AV2 allows even more powerful performance and coverage for broadband networking over powerline wires, making it faster than ever to handle the most demanding online services and applications.  

"We are pleased to enter the HomePlug AV2 market in collaboration with Broadcom, which is a recognized leader in PLC semiconductor solutions," said Roger Holliday, senior vice president and general manager at Microsemi. "Microsemi has a strong product development focus on line drivers and has shipped more than 100 million of these devices for use in DSL networks globally. Applying the knowledge we have gained over the years allows us to further strengthen our foundation with a family of HomePluG AV2 solutions that deliver inherent reliability and cost-advantages over traditional line drivers."

About the Le87402 and Le87401
The Le87402 is a two-channel line driver designed to work in industry-standard HomePlug Alliance HPAV2, ITU-T G.HN and MOCA systems. Each channel can be enabled independently allowing multiple-in, multiple-out (MIMO) or single-in, single-out (SISO) operations. The Le87402 can drive a line impedance of 100 ohms down to 12 ohms through a transformer and delivers superior performance with power efficiency using Class GH operation.The Le87401 device can be used in SISO operation, with similar performance as the Le87402 device. Additional features include:

  • Small 16-pin, 4x4 mm Package
  • Low Power Operation
  • Class GH Operation
  • Supports HPAV2 Power Save Mode
  • Channel Enable/Disable Control
  • Operation to 86 MHz

Additional product information is posted at www.microsemi.com/products/diversified-analog-and-line-drivers.

Availability
The Le87402/1 line drivers are available now. For more information please contact Microsemi at Email Contact and reference "HomePlug AV2 Line Driver" in the subject line.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.  

Microsemi and the Microsemi logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to its new Le87402 and Le87401 line drivers and their integration with Broadcom's BCM60500 and BCM60333 powerline communication chipset reference designs, and its potential effects on future business, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as rapidly changing technology and product obsolescence, potential cost increases, variations in customer order preferences, weakness or competitive pricing environment of the marketplace, uncertain demand for and acceptance of the company's products, adverse circumstances in any of our end markets, results of in-process or planned development or marketing and promotional campaigns, difficulties foreseeing future demand, potential non-realization of expected orders or non-realization of backlog, product returns, product liability, and other potential unexpected business and economic conditions or adverse changes in current or expected industry conditions, difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights, inventory obsolescence and difficulties regarding customer qualification of products. In addition to these factors and any other factors mentioned elsewhere in this news release, the reader should refer as well to the factors, uncertainties or risks identified in the company's most recent Form 10-K and all subsequent Form 10-Q reports filed by Microsemi with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in Microsemi's future filings. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and Microsemi does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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