DS2 announces availability of the DE21P: the ultimate new compact reference design for embedded Powerline applications

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Valencia, Spain, 20 May, 2008 - DS2, the leading technology innovator and global supplier of high-speed powerline communications technology, announced today the availability of a new compact reference design, the DE21P module for embedded powerline communications applications that will help drive widespread acceptance of high quality powerline enabled connectivity for home networking and IPTV applications. The 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 designed for use with Aitana, DS2's leading 200Mbps chipset solution for reliable high speed multimedia home networking, consumer electronics and service provider IPTV applications. DS2's 200Mbps solution is already used by leading service providers including British Telecom, Portugal Telecom, and Telefonica in commercial self-install IPTV services and is available through leading retail stores for multimedia home networking applications from manufacturers that include Buffalo, D-Link, Conceptronic, Corinex Communications, Logitec and Netgear.
The reference resign facilitates 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 optimum use in native audio applications
-    Flexible power supply for the easiest integration with single, dual or triple supply
-    GPIO for advanced features like One button security set-up that removes the need for PC configuration, and multi-colour powerline link status indicator

The DE21P reference design provides everything required to move quickly into production of powerline enabled devices. It is the basis of a complete development solution including evaluation board with full connectivity and a powerful application programming environment that allows for the rapid development of custom applications.

Lee Hancock, Product Manager at Bel said: "DS2's reference design provides a solid platform for our Powerline modules so we're able to quickly develop economical, value-added products optimised for performance and reliability, enabling our customers to add networking capabilities without costly redesigns."

The DE21P Embedded Powerline Modem facilitates a fully 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.

"High performance turnkey PLC technology is the missing puzzle that the market has been looking for!" said Amy Lin, Senior Director of Global Sales and Marketing for Delta Electronics Magnetics and Microwave Business Unit. "With the DE21P embedded module, now we can just plug it in and start to enjoy the uncompromising home network signal quality synchronously. Delta will continue to co-work with DS2 to offer dynamic and innovative PLC solutions for all applications in all industries."

For more information on the DE21P contact info@ds2.es or your local DS2 sales office:
Europe: +34 96 136 60 04
USA: +1 408 730 6841
Japan: +81 3 52 55 42 60
Taiwan: +886 2 26982526

About DS2
DS2 www.ds2.es is the leading technology innovator and a global provider of high-speed semiconductor solutions for Powerline Communications and other wire-line network communications products. Led by a very strong team of former executives from IBM, AT&T/Bell-Labs, INTEL, Philips Semiconductors, France Telecom, Ericsson and Cisco, DS2 delivers state-of-the-art ICs and software solutions to manufacturers of consumer electronics, home networking and digital entertainment equipment and broadband access products. DS2 invented high-speed Powerline Communications delivering the first 200 Mbps Powerline Communications IC to enable quality multimedia home networking, networked entertainment and broadband access applications to and throughout the home, office, or building, and to and throughout urban and rural communities. Enabling the hidden multimedia network behind the power outlet is the purpose of DS2. Our mission is to connect the Planet.

Ann Whyte               
DS2 -Director of Corporate Communications         
Tel:  +34 627 00 96 49                     .               

Manuela Whittaker
PR for DS2
Tel: +44 1780 721 433

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