Electronic Design

New Standard Enables Unified Home Networks

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) has successfully agreed upon the critical components of the G.hn specification, paving the way for the ITU-T to publish an approved G.hn recommendation for the physical layer and architecture portion of the standard. Also, Recommendation G.9972 achieved consent, allowing coexistence between G.hn products and other wire-line networking standards. Additionally, the data link layer (DLL) portion of the G.hn standard was deemed stable and is expected to reach consent at the January 2010 ITU-T meeting. Allegedly, through one worldwide standard, G.hn will unify the networking of content to devices over any wire type, i.e., coax cable, phone line, power line, etc. For further information, visit http://www.itu.int/en/pages/default.aspx.


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