The battle between HomePlug and HomeGrid to emerge as the de-facto powerline networking standard was quite interesting between 2010 and 2013. However, despite silicon getting demonstrated at various trade shows, G.hn was unable to get a retail product out for a long time. This changed last summer, when Comtrend introduced the PG-9172, a 1200 Mbps G.hn powerline adapter. In this review, we take a look at the performance of the Comtrend PG-9172, and how it compares to some of the HomePlug products already in the market. With Arris launching a suite of G.hn networking products under the RipCurrent branding last month, we also analyze whether G.hn is finally ready for retail prime time.
Last year, we saw the introduction of HomePlug AV2 (HPAV2) silicon from both Broadcom and Qualcomm Atheros. In conformance with the usual product development cycle, we saw the announcement...8 by Ganesh T S on 8/28/2014
In October 2012, Qualcomm Atheros introduced their first HomePlug AV2 (HPAV2) solution in the form of the QCA7450/AR1540 chipset. It did boast of theoretical speeds up to 500 Mbps...10 by Ganesh T S on 10/21/2013
HomePlug and G.hn are tussling it out to emerge as the de-facto powerline standard, but HomePlug has enjoyed a lot of success as the incumbent. In the North American...4 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2013
Call me a Luddite, but I've always found the whole idea of setting up a dedicated wired connection just to get an AC-powered gadget connected to the network to...53 by Brian Dipert on 9/1/2011
While smartphones are bringing about the personal convergence revolution, there is still a battle going on to determine the convergence product at the residential level. Sigma Designs, through various...9 by Ganesh T S on 6/20/2011
Almost all CE devices sold in the market today have some sort of connection to the Internet as well as the home network. The consumers' need to transfer data...32 by Ganesh T S on 8/24/2010