Allegedly the first broadband, HomePlug 1.0-compliant powerline communications transceiver for harsh industrial environments, the MAX2982 operates at -1-dB SNR to ensure reliable communications in the presence of noise. The device operates in temperatures from -40°C to +105°C and is qualified under AEC-Q100-Rev-G. The MAX2982 transceiver can be coupled with the MAX2981 powerline analog front-end (AFE) and line driver for a complete broadband powerline chipset. The MAX2982 is available in a 128-pin lead-free LQFP package. Pricing starts at $12 each/25,000. MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, Sunnyvale, CA. (800) 998-8800.